Westoe Brass Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (05 February 2023)

Classy performance by South Tyneside band in swan song for musical director

All was happy in the Chew valley last night as Westoe Brass Band gave its live and streamed audience another great concert from Boarshurst Band Club. For the regulars who braved the cold conditions on foot, the warmest of receptions could be found, to the tunes of Cole Porter, Paul Lovatt-Cooper and Lionel Richie to name a few.

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Littleborough Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (11th December 2022)

Enjoyable concert sees Littleborough Band turn the Christmas spirit up to eleven

A brass band is for life, not just for Christmas. Many people associate brass bands with Christmas, whether occasional concerts or supermarket jobs. As well as giving the band a high public profile, it is good for their finances. It allows them to keep going all year round, enables them to be part of the community and enter regional and national contests. Continue reading “Littleborough Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (11th December 2022)”

Marsden Silver Prize Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (4th December 2022)

Lofty and Co. lifts audience with polished performance

Christmas is getting closer now. As you would expect, brass bands the world over would be polishing their festive programme. It is a busy time for many bands, whether private functions, live concerts or supermarket gigs. For many people, seeing their local brass band is a part of their Christmas as much as turkey and stuffing or falling asleep in front of the latest James Bond movie.

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Diggle Community Brass: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (27 November 2022)

Splendid Boarshurst debut for newly formed band

The height of the COVID pandemic was problematic for musicians of any kind of genre. Brass bands were particularly hardest hit, being as social distancing prevented full band rehearsals and concerts. Many of our existing brass bands had to temporarily downsize or use zoom for virtual concerts.

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Boarshurst Silver Band: Sunday Brass at Boarshurst Band Club (13th November 2022)

Inspirational Boarshurst Silver Band wow audiences with sleek Remembrance Sunday concert

Boarshurst Silver Band’s remembrance of the fallen was marked by a busy schedule which included a concert on Armistice Day at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Oldham. Yesterday afternoon, they were on Remembrance Day parade duty at Royton Park with Ryan Ashley playing The Last Post.

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Greenalls Band: Sunday Brass at Boarshurst Band Club, 6th November 2022

Box office thrills make for exciting movie themed concert (and why not?)

The music of John Williams, John Barry, Ron Goodwin and Hans Zimmer seem to have one thing in common. Apart from being penned by legendary composers, a lot of their music seems to have been written with brass bands in mind. Though we wish that is the case, their music transcribes well for brass bands – hence the popularity of movie themed brass band concerts.

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Whitworth Vale and Healey Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club, 30th October 2022

Boarshurst date glorious venture for Golding and Co in smashing concert

In my last six years of making my Sunday Brass Nights a regular habit, the most surprising concerts I have found have come from lower to middle section bands. I have seen some concerts where Third and Fourth Section bands have delivered more exciting programmes than those in the Championship and First Section.

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Milnrow Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club, 23rd October 2022

Magnificent Milnrow amaze audience in tightly produced concert

With UK inflation rates at double figures again, it is harder to get a proper bargain these days. For top bands at rock bottom prices, you could have looked no further than last night’s concert with The Mighty Rams of Harmony Street. Courtesy of Milnrow Band, both live and streamed audiences were treated to a great concert.

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Meltham and Meltham Mills Band: Sunday Brass at Boarshurst Band Club (16th October 2022)

Marvellous Meltham Mills makes magical music matters in Sunday spectacular

It has been quite a long time since Meltham and Meltham Mills Band had a Sunday Brass Night at Boarshurst. It may be fair, if a little impolite even, to say our last review was chiselled onto stone tablets.

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Hebden Bridge Brass Band: Sunday Brass at Boarshurst Band Club (9th October 2022)

Class act from Binns and Co.

It is said “you can please some of the people all of the time” and “all of the people some of the time”. This is true not only in politics (with the Abraham Lincoln quote, actually attributed to John Lydgate), but also in live performance.

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