Brass Band Schoonhoven is one of the leading brass bands in The Netherlands. Originally founded in 1921 as a wind ensemble, the band transitioned into their current brass setup in 1972. Their first success came in 1995 with a victory in the 2nd Section National Championships – just three years later, they were promoted to the Championship Section. As a cultural ambassador for the city of Schoonhoven, the band has been active in both domestic and international competitions – including Brass in Concert, the All England Masters, the World Music Competition, and the European Brass Band Championships on multiple occasions. This decade, they have claimed six National titles (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2019), as well as the Brass in Concert entertainment prize (2014) and own choice portion of the Europeans (2012). Aside from competitions, they have also participated in several music festivals and tours, including two humanitarian and educational trips to South Africa.