Newstead Brass set for Fireworks Proms and Picnics
Posted on Jul 08, 2019 by Mike Allcock
There’s over 5 hours of FREE brass entertainment this weekend, and the chance to picnic, as award winning Newstead Brass perform at the Ripley Music Festival and Nottingham University with some new arrangements of popular tunes as well as some classic favourites.
Ripley Party in the Park
This Saturday, July 13th, Newstead Brass will close the entertainment at the Party in the Park on the mainstage of the Ripley Music Festival. There will be live music in Crossley Park (parking and entrance from Cromford Road, DE5 3FT) from 1pm before Newstead brass perform from around 8.15 pm with a range of classic, show and popular brass arrangements and compositions before the evening ends with a Firework Finale with live accompaniment as the band play the famous 1812 Overture.
Admission is FREE, but the audience should bring their own chairs / blankets to sit on and picnics are encouraged. There will be buckets collecting donations towards the cost of the event and wider festival.
A band spokesman commented, “The Ripley Music Festival is a highlight of the band’s calendar for players and audiences and our Musical Director Jim Davies is preparing a special programme of entertaining brass arrangements including music by Michael Jackson, Madonna, Queen and Elton John. We’re also looking forward accompanying the firework finale with a ‘live’ performance of the 1812 overture.”
Nottingham Picnic in the Park
The following day sees the band play for the annual Picnic in the Park at Nottingham University on Sunday July 14th from 12 noon. There are activities for all the family whilst listening to the band and exploring the Millenium Garden. Set your Sat Nav to NG7 2RD and follow the ‘Event’ signs on campus.