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  • Brighouse and Rastrick Band and euphonium virtuoso David Childs will take centre stage at this year’s Brass in Concert Festival, with the combination presenting an evening of ‘Classic Brass’ on the Saturday evening prior to the 43rd Brass in Concert Championship. Events at Sage Gateshead on the weekend of 16-17 November, sponsored by Yamaha, Banks […]

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  •  Brass in Concert pays tribute to former chief whip Derek Foster, who has died aged 81. A great supporter of Brass in Concert and former opposition chief whip from 1985 to 1995, Derek had attended the 2018 Championships and Gala Concert despite being very poorly. Lord Foster was an MP from 1979 to 2005 before […]

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  • The Brass in Concert Championship has had the pleasure of engaging two outstanding comperes. The ‘one-off’ contest in 1977 brought John Dunn to the Beehive Ballroom, Darlington, where his first words were to welcome the audience, to thank the sponsors and to confirm that the first band on stage was Morris Motors. Little did John […]

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  • Five fine performances from Sage on Saturday 17th November Adjudicators: Richard Evans and Helen Harrelson 1. Wardle Academy Youth (Lee Rigg) — 198 2. Elland Silver Youth (Samantha Harrison) — 197 3. Rochdale Borough Youth (Ben Dixon) — 190 4. Youth Brass 2000 (Chris Jeans) — 185 5. Houghton Area Youth (Brian Adams) — 180 […]

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  • November 19, 2018

    Brass in Concert 2018 Results

    With a record number of new compositions and arrangements a fabulous programme concepts the results were announce just before 7pm on Sunday. Nick Grace & Rieks van der Velde (Music Quality of Performance) Chris King (Programme Content) Jeremy Wise & Terry Carter (Entertainment & Presentation) Owen Farr (Soloist and Individual Awards) Music/Music/Content/Entertainment = Total Grace/van […]

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