Brass Banding Goes Pop: EM60’s 2020 Advent Calendar: 2. Welcome To The Jungle

Heavy metal with heavy metal instruments? Why not? Piece: Welcome to the Jungle; Composer: Axl Rose; Arranger: Paul Murtha. Who needs electric guitars for an heavy metal group? Stalybridge has had a heavy metal group since 1809 – the oldest brass band in the world, no less in Stalybridge Old Band. For our second door, […]

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Brass Banding Goes Pop: EM60’s 2020 Advent Calendar: 1. All Night Long (All Night)

Lionel Richie’s classic ’80s tune, played by a Macclesfield band Before we start, the fire doors are the way you came in, beside the trombone section, and the back door which leads to where the Christmas tree was last year… Piece: All Night Long (All Night); Composer: Lionel Richie; Arranger: Leigh Baker. For this year’s […]

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Don’t Forget our Brass Bands!

East of the M60 hopes brass band music isn’t forgotten by HM Government funding pledge On a normal Monday night, I would be writing a review of the previous night’s concert at Boarshurst Band Club. Since lockdown, The Mecca of Brass Banding has been quiet, leaving a significant cultural void in the hearts of brass […]

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