The Gettysburg Brass Band Festival provides a “life after high school” experience to the many students in school bands. The bands performing in the GBBF show students that performing opportunities continue after graduation from high school. Second, the GBBF provides a performance opportunity for bands from all over the country and worldwide in our historic town. Third, the GBBF provides a reason for folks to visit Gettysburg, the surrounding area and National Military Park. A fourth expectations is to improve the quality of life in our town.