Trumpet Fanfares

Consecrate your most important day with unforgettable brass band music from Eastern Europe and beyond.

By turns, passionate and playful, solemn and magnificent, this music exists for bold proclamations. With influences ranging from New Orleans and Serbian brass bands, klezmer and the folk music of Albania, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey, there is no better group to call it out for the world to hear than New York City’s own Raya Brass Band.


Genevieve & Ariel’s Wedding in Stone Ridge, NY – See Raya Brass Band in action at 03:15
Golden Fest 2015 in Brooklyn, NY
Wedding Parade in Brooklyn, NY in 2011
Golden Fest 2014 in Brooklyn, NY
Gemini & Scorpio Party at the Russian Baths in Brooklyn, NY
Golden Fest 2015

An Unforgettable Event

In Eastern Europe, it is the custom for the wedding band to accompany the wedding party from their homes to the church and then onto the reception.

Sometimes these celebrations go on for two or three days!

We bring these old customs and traditions to the new world and make them come alive for you and your family and friends in spontaneous, joyful and unexpected ways.

Sugar and Salt


Eight Years and 100+ Weddings

Our years of experience performing for weddings and other celebrations have sharpened our instinct for just the right moment to sound the fanfare or spark the party.

With our portable instrumentation of sax, trumpet, accordion, percussion and tuba, we can bring the music anywhere: as escort for processional, recessional or public parade; serenading the wedding couple at their dinner table; or energizing the guests on the dance floor.



Music for Every Part of Your Celebration

We will work with you to make your wedding a memorable and joyful occasion.

Our involvement often includes:
• Accompaniment for processional and/or recessional
• Parades to lead the guests from the church/altar/chuppah to the reception venue
• Background music for the cocktail hour
• The best hora set of your life
• Intimate first dance
• Lively after-dinner dance music
We can also include musical requests, theatrical or staging requests, surprise appearances in unexpected places as well as emcee and DJ services.

Shapkarevo Kasapsko Oro


On the Stage, In the Middle of the Dance Floor, Loud, Soft, Passionate, Sublime – Anytime, Anywhere!

World-class Balkan brass band, based in Brooklyn

We’ve performed at weddings from Vermont to New Orleans and NYC to the Bay Area and many points in between. Contact us for rates, packages and deals and we’ll help you shout your joy to the world.

Sprpski Splet


We Look Forward to Celebrating With You!

We will work with you to make your event perfect.

Get in touch with us using our form below or send an email to matthewfass@gmail.com or call 917-497-7852


And be sure to visit our main website and Offbeat Bride listing, too.