Providing wedding music, church music, and performing at private parties for more than 30 years

About Us


Whether for a private party, wedding music, church service or concert to compliment your event, St. Croix Brass will select pieces to meet your needs. The St. Croix Brass has been providing music for special occasions since 1984.

We're proud to have played numerous venues in the St. Croix River Valley and greater Twin Cities area. We especially enjoy performing for holiday celebrations. We have a standing yearly performance at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church for their Easter and Christmas services.

The St. Croix Brass Quartet is an elegant addition to indoor and outdoor weddings. Past venues include Como Park South Garden of the Marjorie McNeeley conservatory; Carlson Towers, Minnetonka; multiple weddings at St. Lukes Catholic church on Summit Avenue, St. Paul; the Historic Courthouse, Stillwater, MN; the Avalon riverboat (St. Croix Boat & Paddle Co.), Stillwater, MN.

Other sponsored events have included Music Under Glass Concert in the South Garden of the Como Park Conservatory (St. Paul Parks and Recreation); a concert at the Pump House (Center for the Arts), LaCrosse, WI; Phipps Center for the Arts concert, Hudson, WI; dedication reception for a new addition at the Marion Center, St. Paul; Christmas corporate party at the St. James Hotel, Red Wing, MN; Art in the Park concert in Pine City, MN; and a fundraiser at the Indeed Brewery, North Minneapolis.

In addition, we have played the Star Spangled Banner at the Minnesota Twins game; Mayo Clinic and Hospitals, Rochester, for Harmony Concert; fundraising concert in Hastings for a Minnesota Christian Fellowship Camp for Youth.

We hope you consider adding St. Croix Brass to your next event. We know you won't be disappointed.

A Few of our Favorite Venues


Wedding Music, Church Music, and Private Party Selections


We invite you to listen to samples of our music:

The Players


Dennis Opland

St. Croix Brass Leader

Dennis created St. Croix Brass to pursue the music he loves that compliments a variety of celebrations. He particularly enjoys performing at weddings. The St. Croix Brass ensemble is comprised of talented players from around the Twin Cities and St. Croix River Valley. The players rotate based on the engagement. Dennis, however, is always at the helm creating the perfect accompaniment to any setting. It's why the St. Croix Brass are a part of many organizations' annual gatherings.



The St. Croix Brass Quartet played for my father's memorial service and did an excellent job. I have had many people comment on how they felt the Brass Quartet helped convey my father's love and appreciation for music. They also played for my grandfather's memorial service in 1999 and my father wanted them to play at his. They were very helpful with coordinating the music at the service. They showed sincere sympathy and respect for the family, recognizing what a difficult time it was. I highly recommend them for whatever event you are hosting since they are very accommodating. Three generations in my family have been greatly impacted by their music. They are wonderful!

Kysa Thilgen


For over twenty years, the St. Croix Brass Ensemble has been an integral part of celebrating numerous feasts with us at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Maplewood, Minnesota. We are most grateful to have Dennis and the brass share their passion and musical gifts with us. The St. Croix Brass adds much to our Liturgy and our community is most grateful for their continued contribution.

Rebecca Eurioste, Director of Music
Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Thank you for playing at our wedding! The St croix Brass did a great job. The music that you played added a lot to our special day.

Debbie & Stan


Thank you guys for your wonderful music. Jason and I have heard comments from some of our guests that your music added a lot to our wedding ceremony.

Karen & Jason


Thank you Dennis for working with me in providing our wedding music. I used to play trumpet and my Don also loves brass music. The St Croix Brass added a lot to our special day. I will not hesitate to recommend your group to future brides.

Kris & Don

Our Repertoire


We have a varied repertoire with many selections appropriate to a number of occasions. Sample programs:

Contact Us


For more information on bookings contact Dennis Opland at 651-210-4935
or email at