Organized in 1997 as the Renaissance Brass, the Desert Brass has since become one of the Phoenix West Valley’s premier musical organizations. The Brass Band dates back to the early nineteenth century and quickly grew to over 750 brass bands in England alone. Currently, brass bands in Great Britain number in the thousands. Within the last thirty years, brass bands in America have grown to several hundred.
Bellevue Heights Church (BHC) is unique in character in that it is comprised primarily of Christians who are over 50 years old. BHC welcomes all ages, but the church is located in a retirement community where at least one member of each household must be 55 years of age, and no permanent resident can be under 19 years of age. Most are retired or approaching retirement.