Youth Band


The youth band is comprised of Brass and Percussion students ages 17 (or high school senior) and under. They made their first competitive appearance at the North American Brass Band championships in March of 2015 taking first place in the Youth Section, a title that was defended in 2016.

Music Director, Paul Bessetti

Paul Bessetti has been in the Kansas City area for over 10 years, working as a teacher and clinician for local middle and high school band programs. Currently he is the Associate Director of Bands at Blue Valley High School, where he is a brass specialist and directs the marching band. As well, Paul is a member of the brass instruction team at the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps, while also serving as a member of the adjunct faculty at Missouri Western State University. Paul has been a member of the Fountain City Brass Band since 2003.