The Brass Band of Huntsville began with the vision of Paul Zubrod, a trombone-playing WWII veteran who saw combat in Germany and Czechoslovakia as a member of Patton’s 3rd Army. Paul embarked on a successful career in the defense industry while playing his trombone and leading numerous dance bands in the Columbus, Ohio area.
While on business in England, Paul heard a BBC broadcast of a brass band competition and he was hooked. The powerful and proficient brass band sound of that broadcast sparked Paul’s dream of starting a brass band when he returned to the United States. Following retirement, Paul and his wife Marilyn moved to Huntsville, where he put his dream of starting a brass band into motion. Through many phone calls and countless hours of hard work and perseverance, the Brass Band of Huntsville (BBoH) conducted its first rehearsal on April 30, 2001. Paul passed peacefully on March 19, 2014, and we still miss him very much.