Macclesfield Heritage Centre image by Mike In Macc, 2013.

Silk Brass: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (15 September 2019)

Another warm reception and enjoyable night from Tony Wyatt and Co.

For some brass bands, the middle of September means the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain finals in Cheltenham. Last weekend’s National Finals saw great success for Boarshurst Silver Band (3rd in the First Section final) and the Uppermill Band (Third Section title winners). After six hours and forty minutes on a coach to and from Cheltenham, and seeing several bands at The Centaur, seeing another band would have made you a glutton for punishment.

Whether you took the M5 motorway to Gloucestershire and/or the 350 bus to Greenfield, Silk Brass gave us all a superb concert. A neatly balanced, highly entertaining programme with four memorable solos. After hearing Philip Sparke’s Endeavour up to sixteen times (or Stephen Bulla’s Beecher Variations earlier) there was nothing too heavy going. Light, yet meaty. A perfect concert for anyone who wanted something light-hearted with real substance.

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Silk Brass: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club, 23 September 2018

Tony Wyatt and Co deliver another astounding concert

With only a week to go till they enter the Bolsover Entertainment Contest, Silk Brass gave us all another great show. As with last year’s concert (exactly a year to the day at the time of writing), another well-bodied programme. Though lighter than last year’s concert, it wasn’t lightweight to a point where the audience’s intelligence was insulted.

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Silk Brass: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (September 2017)

Memorable return to Boarshurst for Cheshire band

Once more at the Boarshurst Band Club, Silk Brass gave us a stupendous concert. There was a good variety of classic brass banding pieces, and a couple of tunes you seldom see in concert programmes. In layperson’s terms, there was something for everyone.

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Silk Brass: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

Continental influence adds variety to enjoyable concert programme

Macclesfield’s Silk Brass gave the Boarshurst faithful a flavour of the continent in the second part of a brass banding double header, at the BBC last night [25 September]. Prior to Silk Brass’ concert was the first Sunday Lunchtime Youth Concert with Elland Silver Youth Band.

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Super Sunday at Boarshurst Band Club: Sunday Brass Youth Concerts

Elland Silver Youth Band to kick off series of concerts featuring youth bands

In the last nine months, there has been a good variety of brass bands at the Boarshurst Band Club on most Sunday evenings. Throughout East of the M60 we have covered most concerts in great detail. With the continued success of its evening soirees, there will be another addition to the calendar.
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