The Brass Band of Veliky Novgorod was formed in 1949 under the Kremlin Culture and Entertainment Park. In 1980 a new Jazz orchestra Novgorod was based on the Brass Band. Since 1994 the orchestra has worked under the Municipal Government of Veliky Novgorod.
Since 1976 till the present time Anatoly Malyshev, an honoured worker of culture of the Russian Federation, has conducted the Brass Band and the Jazz Orchestra Novgorod.
The repertoire of the orchestra includes classic band music of Russian and foreign composers, popular music, modern music, dance music, music for children of school and preschool age, classic jazz music.
The orchestra organizes concerts and plays at solemn ceremonies, evening parties and dancing evenings.
The City Brass Band of Veliky Novgorod is ready to collaborate with orchestras of Russia, the former Soviet republics and far-abroad countries.