ABOUT US

Who We Are

The Ohio Valley Majestic Brass is a group of dedicated musicians committed to providing glorious brass music to enhance the worship experience.  

OVMB's primary inspiration has always been the music of Giovanni Gabrieli and other Renaissance masters.  However, the group has expanded its horizons to include the entire breadth of music history, including modern works by Lauridsen, Whitacre, and Gjeilo, among others.  We are constantly searching for new sources of music that can bring people closer to the divine.

 

We have performed at churches with pipe organs as well as churches with guitars and drums. We have learned that this music is universal and inspiring to people from all backgrounds and experiences, no matter the style of music they are accustomed to hearing in church.

How it Works

We play primarily at worship services as a complement to your church's existing music ministry.  

If you are interested in having us enhance your worship service, contact us to set up a meeting.  We will provide sound samples from our current repertoire and help you select the best music for your situation.  We typically play 2-3 pieces as a prelude,  a single piece as a postlude, and 1-2 selections within the worship service (Offertory, Communion, etc).  But we are flexible and will work with you to determine how best to serve your needs. 

If you are interested in having OVMB perform in a non-worship setting, feel free to contact us as well.   

What it Costs

The Ohio Valley Majestic Brass performs this music as a ministry.  There is no charge for us to perform at your church service.

Our group genuinely loves this music.  We are passionate about keeping it alive and sharing it in its intended setting.  To us, the performance is its own reward. 

 

We also realize that many churches are facing financial hardships.  We do not view this music as a luxury only available to those who can afford it.  It is a gift meant for all to experience.

If your church wishes to set up a freewill offering for the group or to provide an honorarium, you are welcome to do so, but this is neither required or expected.  Any funds donated to the group will primarily be used for the purchase of new music.

Where We've Been

The Ohio Valley Majestic Brass (under its previous name of Psalm 150) has performed at dozens of churches and other venues in the greater Cincinnati area, including:

  • Mother of God Church (Covington)

  • St. Francis Xavier Church (Downtown Cincinnati)

  • St. Boniface Church (Northside)

  • Christ Church Cathedral (Downtown Cincinnati)

  • Christ Church United Church of Christ (Ft. Thomas)

  • Faith United Church of Christ (Anderson)

  • Anderson Hills Christian Church (Anderson)

  • Zion Lutheran Church (Anderson)

  • Annunciation Church (Clifton)

  • Highland United Methodist Church (Ft. Thomas)

  • Emmanuel United Methodist Church (Batavia)

  • Immanuel United Church of Christ (Bromley)

  • First Presbyterian Church (Yellow Springs)

  • St. Paul United Methodist Church (Madeira)

  • Montgomery Community Church (Montgomery)

  • First Baptist Church (Greenhills)

  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church (Terrace Park)

  • Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church (Mt. Washington)

  • Presbyterian Church of Wyoming (Wyoming)

  • Epiphany Lutheran Church (Dayton)

  • Blessed Sacrament Church (Ft. Mitchell)

If you are interested in having OVMB perform at your place of worship, please contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Ohio Valley Majestic Brass:

Trumpets:

Dwight Anderson

Rob Bethune

Marcia Boisvert

James Howard

Joel Payne

Matt Specter
 

French Horns:

Liz Dunning

Karen Knueven

Heidi Rowles

Gary Sewell

Trombones:

Mel Goldfinger

Roger Orth

Ken Rega

Bob Specter

Tuba:

Hans Marlette

Director:

Kris Wampler

We are grateful to be hosted by Anderson Hills Christian Church