Hot Horns

Hot Horns

Hot Horns is a vibrant, award winning, internationally acclaimed and entertaining musical ensemble that regularly travels the United States presenting interactive, educational concerts and master-classes at primary and secondary schools, and universities. Hot Horns is the premiere educational ensemble of its kind. Unique to Hot Horns is its all-inclusive instrumentation and its burnin’ arrangements. Hot Horns incorporates its trademark combinations of various brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, all performed by six friendly, enthusiastic musicians with backgrounds in education. The group performs various genres of music from classical to jazz, rock to pop and more, thanks to the talents of various arrangers.

The ensemble was originally founded in 1995. Since that time, the group has toured Korea (1999), received first prize at the New York Brass Conference – Brass Quintet Competition (2003), and has worked with Young Audiences in most of the lower 48 states to bring educational concerts to diverse audiences of children at hundreds of schools throughout the country.


  8711 Ingram Lane




Program description

Beginning with a blast from a prehistoric cow horn, Hot Horns engages students in an action packed program, musically portraying the history of the brass family from “past to present.” Along the way, students experience the various periods of music with cross-curricular connections made to world history, physics, and math. Students will learn about each brass instrument, the differences and similarities between brass and woodwind instruments, and the science behind sound. The Brass Can Do Anything show incorporates a few student volunteers, as well as entire audience interaction.

Booking / scheduling contact

Glen Johnson


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Multi-discipline, Music
Cultural Origin: American, Multicultural
Program type: Assembly/Performance, Out-of-School-Time
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Subject: Math, Music, Science, Social Studies / History
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

2019 October – 14, 15, 16, 28, 31

2019 November – 1

2020 March – 31

2020 April – 1, 2, 14, 15, 16, 17


Available times:

Anytime is available!

Space / technical requirements:

Gymnasium or Cafetorium with or without stage,  1(One)Microphone and 1(One)Microphone Stand, 1 (One) Armless Chair for the Tuba Player, Proper Stage Lighting, and No interruptions during program (bells, announcements, etc.)


Assembly education performances are to be held at the school that has booked Hot Horns.

Fees / Ticketing:

No tickets needed!


NC Standard Course of Study:

Kindergarten – RL;2, 3, 4, 5, 6; RI – 1, 2, 3, 9; SL; 1.a, 1.b, 2, 3, 4, 6 1st Grade – RL; 2, 4, 6, 9; RI; 1, 2, 3; SL; 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 2, 3, 4, 6 2nd Grade – RL; 2, 4, 5, 6; RI; 1, 3, 4; SL; 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 2, 3, 4, 6 3rd Grade – RL; 2, 3, 5, 7; RI; 1, 3, 6, 8; SL; 1.b, 1.c, 1.d, 2, 3, 4, 6 4th Grade – RL; 1, 2, 3, 5, 9; RI; 1, 3, 6; SL; 1.b, 1.c, 1.d, 2, 3, 4, 6 5th Grade – RL; 1, 2, 3, 5, 7; RI; 2, 3, 5, 6; SL; 1.b, 1.c, 1.d, 2, 3, 4, 6

NC Essential Standards:

K.ML.1.4; K.ML.1.5 K.MR.1.1; K.MR.1.2; K.MR.1.3; K.MR.1.4; K.MR.1.5 1.ML.1.1; 1.MR.1.1; 1.MR.1.2; 1.MR.1.3; 1.MR.1.4 1.CR.1.1; 1.CR.1.2 2.ML.1.1; 2.ML.1.3; 2.ML.1.4 2.MR.1.1; 2.MR.1.3, 2.MR.1.4 2.CR.1.1; 2.CR.1.2 3.ML.1.1, 3.ML.3.2 3.MR.1.2; 3.MR.1.3; 3.MR.1.4 3.CR.1.1; 3.CR.1.2 4.ML.1.1 4.MR.1.1; 4.MR.1.2; 4.MR.1.4 4.CR.1.2 5.ML.1.1; 5.ML.1.3 5.MR.1.1; 5.MR.1.3; 5.MR.1.4 5.CR.1.1; 5.CR.1.2


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

If the Purchaser cancels this Agreement 1 week; prior to the contracted school show performance date for whatever reason, the Musicians will be payed the agreed amount. Cancellation by the Musicians for reasons beyond the control of the Musicians, the Musicians must cancel this Agreement, the Musicians will make every effort to locate local substitute performers If the Musicians are unable to provide substitute performers under terms acceptable to the Purchaser, the Musicians will not be paid the agreed upon fee.