Providing Cincinnati, OH with the finest in brass quintet music.
Weddings, Parties, and Religious Ceremonies
Classical, Pop, Seasonal Specials, Broadway
Musicals, Jazz, Dixieland
For more information call (513)-841-2645 or send email to
click here for a list of Future and past performances - some have programs and recording links
                     Tyler          -                 Bob             -                 Al               -                 Mike                 -                    Laurel
  PBQ at Germania
Bob Coil Laurel Hinkle Mike Blevins Tyler Graves Al Schmidt

Since forming in 1995, the Polished Brass quintet has played for college and university commencement services, numerous wedding ceremonies, benefit concerts, indoor and outdoor parties, religious services, memorials, convocations, and conventions. The repertoire has grown to include many arrangements from all musical styles and periods, including the renaissance, romantic, bigband, dixieland, and modern broadway musicals and movie themes. Each person is an experienced musician with numerous performances to their credit. Whether you need music for a party or a ceremony, you can be confident that you made a sound choice with the Polished Brass.
We specialize in choosing selections to please each audience. Whether performing with vocalists, organ, or piano, audiences enjoy our careful attention to blend and balance that brings energy and excitement to beautiful music.  We sometimes add percussion or vocalists.  Here is a sample link to Puttin' On the Ritz.

Comments about recent performances:

Thank you and the Polished Brass for "making" the memorial service. Ever so many people told me how pleased they were with the music."

Thank you again for your excellent performance--it was wonderful and exactly what we were hoping for.  Please feel free to use us as a reference in the future.">

On behalf of the College and its graduates, I would like to thank the Polished Brass Quintet.  It is always special to have live music at such events.  The musical selections were quite appropriate and the quintet certainly contributed to the success of the event."

Mike Blevins - Tuba -  .  Mike was a student of Sam Green at the UC College-Conservatory of Music, graduating with a degree in music education.  He is also a member of the Sinclair Community Band
Robert Coil Ph.D.- Trombone - Bob is a graduate of UC College-Conservatory of Music with a major in education and bass trombone performance. He also earned an M.B.A at UC and a Ph.D. from The Union Institute , majoring in adult education. He plays in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra , the Mt.Auburn Brass Fellowship , the Howard Bloemker Orchestra, and plays for musical theater as well as with other local ensembles. Bob is a professor at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College where he teaches computer courses and was the founding director of the college choir.  Bob is also a member of the International Trombone Association, and organizer of Bones of Cincinnatus.
Laurel Hinkle - French horn- Laurel received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Cincinnati McMicken College with a major in music. She was a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for over 35 years, and is currently a member of the wind quintet, Autumn Winds.
Tyler Graves - Trumpet -Tyler holds a Master of Music Degree in performance from Miami University, and a Bachelor of Music Performance Degree from Ohio Northern University.  On top of being a music educator, Tyler performs throughout the city with ensembles, such as the Mt. Auburn Brass Fellowship and various jazz ensembles.  
Al Schmidt - Trumpet -  Al holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree and a Masters of Music from Central Michigan University.  He is a retired band director from the Lakota School district. Al is also a member of the Cincinnati Brass Band and the Ohio Valley British Brass Band, and freelances around the Cincinnati area.  Al has written and arranged music for brass quintet, concert band, brass band and marching band.