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  • December 22, 2016

    40th Year Exhibition

    The 40th Brass in Concert Festival took place on 19th/20th November 2016 at Sage Gateshead. The entertainment contest’s origins in a works canteen, doubling up as the Beehive Ballroom, in Darlington was deemed to be a “one-off” occasion in 1977 to mark HM The Queen’s Silver Jubilee and the opening of a new factory in […]

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  • Performances were given in Northern Rock Theatre and on the concourse during Saturdays Festival by Dublin Silver, Schoonhoven and Stavanger. the 2015 US Open entertaining a small but compact audience at 11.00am. With a relaxed atmosphere in the Northern Rock Foundation Hall, Dublin Silver and conductor Tim Jameson delivered a programme of music celebrating the band’s roots. Peter Graham’s Gaelforce got […]

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  • The organisers of the 40th Brass in Concert Championship have announced an amendment to the final result of the contest held at Sage Gateshead on 20 November 2016. Brass Band Schoonhoven, the Dutch National Champion, had originally been given a two-point time penalty for exceeding the 23-minute limit on musical performance. It has since come […]

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  • Results Cory has now also secured an unprecedented Grand Slam of major contests, holding the British Open, National Championship, European Championship and now Brass in Concert titles in 2016. A full report will follow. The full results were: Adjudicators: Les Neish and Florent Didier (Music – Quality of Performance), Mike Kilroy (Programme Content), Derek Southcott and […]

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  • The organisers of the Brass in Concert Championship, to be held in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman at Sage Gateshead on Sunday 20 November, have announced that Programme Content adjudicator Steve Sykes is to stand down from this year’s event. John Woods commented: “We booked Steve Sykes to adjudicate at this year’s […]

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