Brass From Two Counties Will Be Putting On The Ritz In Ripley

March 30, 2019
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March 30, 2019 Mike Allcock

As Bold As Brass 2019 Concert PosterAward-winning Brass bands from Nottingham and Derbyshire are coming together for “Bold as Brass” in Ripley on Saturday 6th April.

The Brassington, Middleton & Wirksworth (BM&W) Band will join with Newstead Brass at All Saints Church, in Ripley Town centre, for the concert which starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £7 from 0115 968 0563, or, subject to availability, at the door.

BM&W band won the Village and Community Section at the 2018 Denby Pottery Village entertainment contest under their conductor Sarah Fellowes.

Sarah also plays the euphonium with Newstead Brass helping them to third place in the recent Midlands Regional Brass band championships just missing out on qualification for the National Championship Finals. This followed Newstead’s success, under musical director Jim Davies, at the 2018 Bolsover Festival of Brass when they were the highest-placed Midlands band in a high-quality national field of competitors.

The two bands will perform individually before joining for a massed band finale including Louis Prima’s rousing “Sing, Sing, Sing” and Irving Berlin’s foot-tapping “Putting on the Ritz.”

A band spokesman commented: “We’re looking forward to a wonderful evening of music making, I’d encourage people to get their tickets in advance to guarantee a seat.”

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