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Located in the heart of the Peak District, Bakewell Silver Band has been in existence since 1907. It has its roots in the community and combines the all important job of providing music for community and religious events in the town as well as hosting a number of its own concerts around the area.
The band also enjoys contesting and competes at second section level in several competitions per year within the wider Midlands Brass Band Association area.
It is a friendly Band with players from all walks of life. The band is self funding and is willing to take on musical engagements of all types - please get in contact if you have an event coming up and would like Bakewell Band to play. Players on holiday in the Peak District are very welcome to attend rehearsals either to listen or play. With a little notice the band can loan out most instruments for visitors to use.
Bolsover Festival of Brass is one of the leading Brass Band Entertainment Contests of today which for the last three years has produced a live-broadcast around the world to over 15,000 audience as well as its live capacity audience.
The event for 2018 will again take place at Heritage High School, Boughton Lane, Clowne, Derbyshire. S43 4QG on Sunday 30th September 2018 commencing at 9am running in two halls simultaneously.
There are five sections (Championship, First, Second, Third and Fourth) with 50 competing bands in two halls all performing a twenty minute programme of entertaining music with a featured soloist. The school boasts great facilities for audiences and bands alike. Each band being provided a 30 minute rehearsal room prior to their contest performance.
The event is held all on one level and is very accessible to all.
Catering and bar on site throughout the day and evening.
Tickets are available on the day on the door and are £8 Adult and £6 Concessions (under 16 and over 60). Children under 5 entry free.
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