Introducing the TideBrass Ambassadors Program


The Tidewater Brass Institute has maintained their mission in providing a world-class brass festival at a low cost for over 3 years now. As we continue to bring in these phenomenal artists and faculty, funding becomes more and more difficult to come by without having to raise the tuition rates for the students. We want to provide this type of musical instruction and make it as cost-effective as possible, but we can't do that without YOUR help! 

The TideBrass Ambassadors are a group of people that help sponsor certain aspects of the festival. Whether that be donating funding to help house our faculty, assisting the costs of one of the participant's tuition, providing meals, or sponsoring a TideBrass Featured Artist, we are always looking for new and effective ways for members of the community to be part of the festival. If you think you might be able to assist us in helping maintain this festival as one of the up-and-coming brass camps in the country, please reach out!

As part of the TideBrass Ambassadors program, you will be invited to participate in events behind the scenes of the festival. Here are just a few of the perks!

- Your name in the #TideBrass2020 Program, with an added description of your financial involvement in the festival

- Your name on for the 2020 Calendar year, as well as the description of your financial involvement in the festival

- Free TideBrass2020 T-Shirt, Recording of the TideBrass2020 Faculty Concert, and a signed poster


We have budgeted amounts based on previous years' festivals and we could use your help! Below are some of the Ambassador opportunities we have come up with; let us know if you think there is another way you or one of your colleagues can help!


Housing for Artists      

Each Guest Artist is budgeted for two nights of a hotel stay at the Hyatt Downtown


Artist Sponsorship

Help sponsor one of our incredible guest artists that are coming in all over the country to help educate the young brass musicians of the future!

Faculty Sponsorship

          All of our faculty members, both seasoned veterans and rookies, are                              appreciative of all the Tidewater community does for the festival. If there is a              particular faculty member that you felt like has done a lot for TideBrass, we'd              love to partner with you to help sponsor their residency at TideBrass2020.


Mr. Samuel Huss

Mr. Kenneth Johnson

Dr. Timothy Shade


Educational Assistance

Don't want to sponsor any of the above, but would like to help ease the cost of one of the participants? We'd love to accept any and all funding towards scholarship to those who are in need! 


Full Tuition Scholarship - $500.00

Half Tuition Scholarship - $250.00 


Chamber Group Sponsorship - $2,000.00 - $2,500.00 


Instrument Specific Sponsorship - $250.00 - $500.00 


We look forward to partnering with YOU on this journey of the 2020 installment of the Tidewater Brass Institute! Please let us know if you'd like to sponsor one of the above, or if you have any other ways you can help! We plan on being in Norfolk every summer, and we can't thank you enough for accepting us and helping us move forward!