The Galliard Brass Ensemble was formed in 1968 and has performed continuously since then. Here you will find a short pictorial history and meet a few of the excellent musicians that have performed with the GBE over the years. The original ensemble, a sextet, was called “The Golliard Brass Ensemble,” but in the early 1970s as the group became more established, there was some confusion over the “real” name of the group. Was it Golliard or Galliard? A decision was made to go with Galliard, and since then the group has retained that name.