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

Popular music has evolved over the ages. Over time, crowds of 2,000+ people regularly have attended concerts by musicians such as the Sousa Band (active 100 years ago) and Katy Perry (singing today). Among all the elements that make a concert great, the music performed is the key to establishing popularity and positive public reception. Featuring pop to rock music, the program instroduces students to a variety of intstruments whose unique features contribute to the sounds and rythyms of popular music. References to math, science, and cross-cultural connections will be shared as applicable. Students are guaranteed to recognize the music, and will be singing along and dancing in their seats before the show is over.

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 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Subject: 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 fine!

Space / technical requirements:

Gymnasium or Cafetorium with 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 performances need to be held at the school that has booked Hot Horns.

Fees / Ticketing:

No tickets needed!


NC Standard Course of Study:

6th Grade – SL1.c;  RL 2, 4, 5, 7 7th Grade – SL 1. c; RL 2, 4, 5, 7 8th Grade – SL 1. c; RL 2, 4, 5, 7

NC Essential Standards:

6. MR. 1.1; 6. MR. 1.2; 6. MR. 1.3 6. CR. 1.1; 6. CR. 1.2;  6. CR. 1.3 7. MR. 1.1; 7. MR. 1.2; 7. MR. 1.3 7. CR. 1.1; 7. CR. 1.2; 7. CR. 1.3 8. MR. 1.1; 8. MR. 1.2; 8. MR. 1.3 8. CR. 1.1; 8. CR. 1.2;  8. CR. 1.3


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

Cancellation by the Purchaser, If the Purchaser cancels this Agreement 1 week prior to the school show contracted performance date for whatever reason, the Musicians will be paid the agreed upon fee. If, 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.