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The Long Eaton Silver Prize Band is a friendly community based brass band organisation, comprising of three groups (our senior and training bands and a beginners' group) totalling 81 players, which promotes and encourages live music within the borough of Erewash and the surrounding areas.
Founded in the 1860s as the Long Eaton Temperance Band, the band left the temperance society in 1906 to reform as the Long Eaton Silver Band, adding Prize to its title after it first contest success in 1908. After over 150 years, our primary objective remains to encourage and provide opportunities for people all ages to play or learn a musical instrument, targeting young and disadvantaged groups (although we no longer insist on alcohol abstention for the adults!).
We raise musical and cultural awareness through a variety of local concerts, charitable events and contests. The senior band currenty contests in the third section where we were Midlands Area and National Champions in 2006.
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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