World’s oldest brass band could face extinction due to shortfall of players
- Present brass band down to just fourteen players;
- Open rehearsals to be held every Monday.
Stalybridge Old Band are the World’s Oldest Brass Band. They have performed in the Peterloo Massacre, survived local government reorganisations, Thatcherism, and Michael Gove’s tenure as Education Secretary. From 1814 onwards, the band played on: even Adolf couldn’t stop the ‘Bridge Old Band from performing.Continue reading “Stalybridge Old Band: Your Band Needs You!”