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0000017b-f971-ddf0-a17b-fd73f3be0000For 25 years, KPBX Kids' Concerts have brought different genres of music and performances to generations of children. These family concerts are at the heart of the station's mission to provide music awareness and entertainment to our listening region, which compliments our on-air programming.Eight free one-hour concerts are held throughout the year at rotating venues. At each concert, attendees may be treated to a mix of music and historical information. Each KPBX Kids' Concert highlights a musical style. Past concerts have featured classical, jazz, big band, folk, bluegrass, latin, calypso, reggae, klezmer, rockabilly, and lots more.ALL KPBX KIDS' CONCERTS ARE FREE.

KPBX Kids' Concert: Spokane British Brass Band, Saturday January 26

The first KBPX Kids' Concert of 2019 will feature a performace by the Spokane British Brass Band at St. John's Cathedral in Spokane (127 E 12th Ave) Saturday, January 26 at 1 p.m. Join host Verne Windham and the Spokane British Brass Band on a musical journey through the British Isles!

The tradition of British Brass Bands dates back to the early nineteenth century during the Industrial Revolution. As farms and rural life gave way to coal mines, mills, and factories, more people moved to urban areas. Employers began organizing brass bands as an alternative to after-work drinking and to discourage workers from undesirable political activity. By 1860, there were more than 750 brass bands in England. Competition arose between rival bands, and brass band competitions remain a major part of British brass band culture today. 

The Spokane British Brass Band was founded in 1995 by trumpeter, teacher, and conductor, Michael Warner. Today, the band features many of the most talented brass and percussion players in the region, continuing the rich history of British Brass Bands.

Directions to St. John's Cathedral, Parking, Handicapped Access, Information and more at

Thank you to our event donors: Numerica Credit Union, Rocket Bakery, and Havard Park Children's Learning Center North. Support also comes from a grant from the Johnston-Fix Foundation, and SPR's members and volunteers.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.