Conservatory's Associate Director of Bands Joe Parisi Leads Fountain City Brass Band to Another National Championship


Once again, Joe Parisi, director of Fountain City Brass Band, whose members include some faculty, students, and alumni of the UMKC Conservatory, has led FCBB to a national championship by winning Grand Champion of the US Open Brass Band Championships held Sat. Nov. 3, 2012 in St. Charles, IL.  This is the second year in a row that FCBB has won this particular championship and their fifth time winning.  Win number five is more than any other brass band has won this competition.

In addition to the championship, the band also won the following: Best Cornet of the Day: Ryan Sharp, Fountain City Brass Band; Best Featured Soloist: Nate Gay Eup, Fountain City Brass Band

Dr. Parisi is Chair, Music Education/Music Therapy and Associate Director of Bands.

Congratulations to Joe Parisi and Fountain City Brass Band!

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949