Sun 18th Nov at 9:00am
Brass in Concert Championship 2012
@ The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead
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Brass in Concert Championship 2012: Brighouse & Rastrick Band, Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Tredegar Town Band, The Fairey Band, The Leyland Band, The Reg Vardy Brass Band (formerly known as Everready Brass Band)
This event takes place at The Sage Gateshead, which has achieved Gold Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
The Brighouse and Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’ whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur.
The band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire, England.
Today, it still continues to be supported through public subscriptions and its own fund raising efforts. Its amateur members traditionally pride themselves on being financially independent, never having been beholden to any commercial interest, yet they are still regarded as one of the ‘elite’ on the contest and concert platforms.
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The Grimethorpe Colliery band was formed in 1917 as a leisure activity for the workmen at the colliery. International fame came to the band with the making of the 1995 film Brassed Off. Since the release of the film the band has toured extensively in Europe, including a film festival in Norway, the World Cup in Paris and the Eurovision Song Contest to an estimated television audience of 50 million!
The band was honoured to appoint Dr Robert Childs as Principal Conductor and Music Director in January 2014.
'A thoroughly entertaining show and a must for all music enthusiasts!' (The Guardian)
'Sensational - performing your favourite classics in spectacular style!' (The Times).
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2013 British Open Champion, Tredegar Town Band has roots going back to 1849 and has proudly represented its community throughout the brass banding world for 135 years.
2010 was a truly historic year with the band claiming no less than seven major domestic and national titles, culminating with the unique double feat of winning the Grand Shield and the British Open Championship in the same year.
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2014 North West Area Champion The Fairey Band was founded in 1937 by employees at the Fairey Aviation Works in Stockport. In recent years the band has enjoyed further recognition outside the confines of the brass band movement with its involvement in the ‘Acid Brass’ project. Under this banner, the Fairey Band has been able to display its flexibility in adapting to a totally different musical concept and has performed in rock and pop festivals in the UK and overseas.
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The Leyland Band was established in 1946 in the heart of industrial Lancashire as the Leyland Motors Band. The last twenty five years of the Band's existence has been the most consistently successful in its history. After a meteoric rise through the various sections, the Band has witnessed scores of prize awards at all the major competitions in the brass band arena. The band is ranked 6th in the world (May 2010).
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Venue: The Sage Gateshead
Disabled Access: Gold Status
Enquiries: 0191 443 4666
Bookings: 0191 443 4661
Disabled Bookings: 0191 443 4661
Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan
→ Manors 6 min walk
→ Manors 6 min walk