The L Train Brass Band, NYC

Ryan McCarthy

Since its humble beginning in 2017, The L Train Brass Band (LTBB) steadily grew from a small brass band enthusiasts’ meetup to what is now a thriving community of nearly 70 contributing member-musicians. LTBB is the main performance ensemble of the Brooklyn Brass Band Collective (B3C)—a nonprofit organization founded in 2018 to accelerate opportunities for the group’s members and support the greater community. This collective approach allows the band to adapt to a variety of public, private, and educational performance situations from a 12-piece party band to a massive marching unit, or virtually anything in-between.