Newstead Brass Go Fourth to mark 100 Years Since Armistice
Posted on Oct 01, 2018 by Mike Allcock
Newstead Brass were the highest placed midland brass band taking 4th place from 13 entries in the championship section of the Bolsover Festival of Brass held on Sunday September 30th which attracted top bands, conductors and soloists from across England.
It is the band’s first contest success since Jim Davies became Musical Director earlier this year and comes as the band prepare for an Evening of Remembrance taking place at the Kirkby Festival Hall on Saturday 13th October at 7.30 pm.
The band’s Bolsover programme marked 100 years since the end of world war 1 and 100 years of the suffragette movement. It featured music by salvationist Steven Ponsford, Paul McCartney and contemporary brass composers Thomas Doss and Paul Lovatt Cooper as well as ‘This is Me’ from the ‘Greatest Showman’ sung by vocalist and compere Pippa Hartley.
Musical Director Jim Davies said he was “Very proud of the band, although still things for us to work on to improve things even further.”
Newstead brass will reprise elements of their programme when they join with young people from the Harlequins Theatre Group in a special event this month to mark the 100 years since the end of World War One.
A band spokesman explained, “Newstead Brass will once again be taking their traditional place at the head of Remembrance Parades in Hucknall and Kilburn on the morning and afternoon of Remembrance Sunday on November 11th but wanted to mark this 100th anniversary since the end of the great war in a special way.”
It is also planned to incorporate a parade of standards and banners from associated military and youth organisations and groups and invitations have been sent to several local organisations. For more information or to check for a specific group please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets for the event cost £7 and can be reserved via the form below or by calling 0115 968 0563.