Brass Bands

In addition to the award-winning CatchBasinBrassBand (CBBB), there is also the LOW Brass Ensemble and the Brass Band.

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LOW Brass Ensemble

Direction: Arnold Mayr-Halamek BA

The LOW Brass Ensemble under the direction of Arnold Mayr-Halamek BA has been in existence at the Music School since October 2019.

Brass Band

Direction: Martin Sillaber BA and Mag. Thomas Steinbrucker

Already more advanced students play in the brass band under the direction of Martin Sillaber BA and Mag. Thomas Steinbrucker.

CatchBasinBrassBand (CBBB)

Direction: Prof. Andreas Lackner

The CatchBasinBrassBand (CBBB) under the direction of Prof. Andreas Lackner has been in existence since 2009. It offers all brass and percussion students of the music school the opportunity to make music together. The advanced students work on demanding concert literature.

Flash mob on Europe Day, May 9, 2014 in Maria-Theresien-Straße

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At their numerous concerts at home and abroad, the young musicians impressed the audience with excellent performances.

The ensemble has also celebrated fine successes at renowned competitions:

  • in 2018, it performed at the European Championship of the European Brass Band Association in Utrecht (Holland) and became vice European champion.
  • in 2019, the CatchBasinBrassBand represented Austria at the European Championship of the European Brass Band Association in Montreux (Switzerland). With 99 out of 100 possible points, the formation brought the European Championship title to Innsbruck.
  • in 2022, the CatchBasinBrassBand scored 98 out of 100 possible points at the European Brass Band Association European Championship in Birmingham (United Kingdom) and was crowned European Champion for the second time.


Opening hours

Monday to Thursday:
8.00-12.00 and 13.30-17.00

8.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.00

Last updated 25.03.2023