Colombo Brass Ensemble
The Colombo Brass Ensemble is a group of musicians who are dedicated to promoting Brass Music in the Island. CBE is the pioneering brass ensemble and only brass group currently existing in the country. The ensemble was formed in 2005 by a group of brass musicians who are also members of the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka.
One of the group’s main missions is to promote an understanding and appreciation of brass instruments throughout Sri Lanka and to encourage and foster talent for the future. CBE believes that there is still a great void and lack of knowledge as to how a brass instrument should be performed and works tirelessly to spread awareness.
The CBE plays a very active role and hosts various performances, guest performances, workshops, outreach programs, wedding services and special events.
The CBE performs annually at St Andrew’s Scotts Kirk, Colombo 3 for Christmas and Easter and often performs for special events such the Hymn Festival accompanied by an organist and a choir. In 2012 CBE was invited to perform a concert organized by Sewalanka Foundation in collaboration with the visiting Norwegian Trumpet Ensemble named ‘The 3 Trumpets’. In mid-2013 CBE plans to hold its maiden concert at St Andrew’s Scott Kirk.