Kings County Concert Band (KCCB) is an all volunteer wind ensemble that believes in lifelong music making regardless of entry point. We cater specifically to novice/intermediate instrumentalists who wish to improve their current command of woodwind, brass or percussion instruments and also to advanced instrumentalists who wish to expand their overall musical vocabulary through study of secondary instruments. We explore both standard and emerging wind band repertoire and support commissions of intermediate level works for the wind band. We rehearse regularly to encourage musical growth through performance and also to develop a musical community for our members on and off stage.
It is our hope to provide community musicians an artistic venue regardless of entry point or musical lapse. In addition to developing the musicianship of our members, we are excited to provided experienced musicians a place specifically to develop their skills on secondary instruments. With our membership being comprised of a wonderful mix of musical experiences and backgrounds, we are excited about the musical collaborations that lay ahead. KCCB recognizes that all musicians have artistic potential and hopes to develop that potential for those who join our ensemble.
Artistic Director & Conductor
Jasmine Britt hails from Pembroke Pines, Florida. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Florida State University and her Master’s in Music Education from Ithaca College. Upon graduating with honors from FSU in 2004 Ms. Britt taught band at Olsen Middle School in Dania Beach, Florida where her students participated in the Broward All-County Band and Florida All-State Bands. In 2007 she became the band director at Middle School 50 in Brooklyn, leading the symphonic band to its first Gold Medal Rating at NYSSMA evaluation in 2009 then again in 2010 and 2011. Ms. Britt is currently a band director at the Grand Street Campus High Schools, directing the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band B, the Concert Band and several chamber ensembles. Despite a busy schedule as a full-time music teacher, she remains an active clarinetist and bass clarinetist and has performed with the Broward Community College Band, Broward Community College Orchestra, Dolce Winds Woodwind Quintet, Utiopia Winds, Brooklyn Repertory Opera, and Brooklyn Wind Ensemble. She is a founding member of the ensemble that became the Brooklyn Wind Symphony.
Frankie Dascola received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana. Born and raised in Chicago she moved to New York City in 2013 to teach in Brooklyn.
In 2014 she became the director at John Ericsson Middle School 126 where she reintroduced instrumental music and created their first marching band. In the fall of 2016 Frankie was accepted to NYU to complete her Masters in Music Education where she will be researching how to create access to Music Education within the Urban Community. Despite being busy with research and conducting the M.S 126 Marching Eagles Frankie remains an active clarinetist and contra-bass clarinetist within the Brooklyn Wind Symphony and the NYU Concert Band.