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Hade Edge Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (06 October 2019)

Darker nights and rain fails to dampen spirits for Hade Edge Band

For every aspirant Musical Director, you could have your Albert Halls, Winter Gardens, and Symphony Halls in your list of fantasy brass banding venues. Few venues can quite compare with the atmosphere of a band club, like that of Boarshurst Band Club. For Jamie Smith and his new band, Hade Edge Band, it was a memorable two hours. All the more memorable as Hade Edge Band had a completely new programme.

From last night’s programme, it is clear that Mr Smith and Co. have designs on promotion. Instead of being a Second Section band ploughing its merry furrow, Jamie has taken a leaf from Messrs Brooks’ and Garlick’s book. Push the band and create a sense of togetherness as seen with Elland Silver and Boarshurst Silver bands. Hade Edge Band has a training band and a ‘B’ band which allows for promotion from within.

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