Keith Brion, Conductor
Keith Brion, Music Director of his own New Sousa Band, has appeared as a frequent
guest conductor with nearly all of America's major symphony orchestras and
professional bands. His New Sousa Band, begun in 1979, is a realization of
Mr. Brion's dream to reincarnate the Sousa Band and once again tour America's
towns and cities.
He has been a frequent guest conductor of professional bands among which are
the Stockholm Symphonic Wind Orchestra, New York City's Goldman Band, The
California Wind Orchestra, and the Allentown Band. He has also appeared with
most of the major service bands, including the U.S. Marine Band, Army Field
Band, Army Band, Coast Guard Band and the U.S. Army Band of Europe in Heidelberg,
Germany. University and school band appearances have included Florida State,
Michigan State, University of Texas, Ohio State, Kentucky and the University
of Iowa, plus the National Music Camp at Interlochen.
In addition to leading the New Sousa Band, Mr. Brion maintains an active career
as an orchestra conductor, presenting his popular Sousa revival concerts with
almost all of America's symphony orchestras, including the Boston Pops, the
Philadelphia Orchestra and the St. Louis, Dallas, Milwaukee symphonies. His
overseas orchestral engagements have included the London Concert Orchestra
and the Gothenburg Symphony.
Keith Brion is a former Director of Bands at Yale University, where he led
the Yale Band in concerts at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and in an
all-Ives program program at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. Prior to coming to
Yale, he was the founder and music director of the North Jersey Wind Symphony
and a long-time band educator and music supervisor in the New Jersey public
He has published many editions for band, including the music of Charles Ives,
Percy Grainger, John Philip Sousa, and D.W. Reeves, and is the author of
numerous articles. He has published a series of Sousa publications in
collaboration with Loras Schissel, curator of the Sousa collection at the
Library of Congress. These Sousa editions are published by Willow Blossom
Music and distributed by the CL. Barnhouse Co. A new Sousa series: "New Sousa
Band Editions", is being published by Southern Music Co. of San Antonio.
Mr. Brion is currently recording the complete wind music of John Philip Sousa
for Naxos records with London's Royal Artillery Band. Eight volumes of a
projected 16 CD series have been recorded.
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