Making their Jup debut, West Grand Brass Band was formed in the summer of 2015 after marching together in the Carnival Parade in San Francisco's Mission District with a samba dance troupe called "The Hot Pink Feathers". After four open air band practices by Lake Merritt in Oakland (Saturdays 10-noon), the band was hired to play the Oakland Jazz festival at CSUEB on August 1st. West Grand BB plays a mixture of originals, traditional jazz, and modern covers.