Who We Are

The Lonestar Brass Orchestra is comprised of professional brass and percussion musicians from the Austin area. Founded in September of 2016 by Franklin Piland, the group was originally meant to bring together brass and percussion musicians to make music together for fun and enjoyment. As the rehearsals continued it became clear that it had electric potential to be something of great contribution to the professional musical world, but even more so a potential to begin a real transformation of community and humanity. Approximately five months later, Maestro Brandon Clinton came on board as the ensemble’s co-conductor and artistic advisor and has taken tremendous responsibility in driving the ensemble forward with clarity and positivity.

The Lonestar Brass Orchestra exists to serve the people of every community it engages, whether our hometown of Austin, TX, the towns and cities of our tours, or the distant homes we meet through media and the internet. Our mission is to foster and cultivate a musical experience for all members of the community by breaking down the cultural and social stereotypes associated with music, to support and expand music education in the community, and to perform culturally relevant and diverse music with exceptional quality and high artistic sensitivity. We are driven by our vision to bring community and music together through education, community outreach and volunteerism, and music performance and production; to powerfully manifest the possibility of a life of prosperity, strength, and freedom for families, communities, and all of humanity.

If LBO sounds like something you’ll stand for, join our mailing list here and become part of our growing family.

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