Newstead Brass set for Proms with Coates and Wallis
Posted on Jul 10, 2018 by Mike Allcock
Newstead Brass expect even more gusto in the audience prom singing this Saturday, July 14th, when they make their annual trip to Ripley Music Festival coinciding with the England football teams appearance in the last four of the World Cup
Newstead Brass will close the Saturday night entertainment 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. The audience will also be encouraged to join in some ‘last night of proms’ favourites, including the Dambusters march written by Hucknalls’ Eric Coates for the film inspired by the bouncing bombs designed by Ripley born Barnes Neville Wallis before the evening ends with a Firework Finale.
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, “After last Saturday’s exciting concert at the International Byron Festival with four choirs, a world premiere and a full church in Newark last Saturday we’re looking forward to entertaining another large crowd at the Ripley Music Festival. We won’t know until later in the week whether England have reached the World cup final or will be playing for third place but I’m sure the singing of Jerusalem and Land of Hope & Glory will have even more pride this year.”
Here's footage from a previous Ripley Music Festival Brass Spectacular