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A Touch of Brass is a Teesside based ensemble of brass musicians. Formed at the start of 2017, the group prides itself on the quality and the entertainment value of its concerts.
The ensemble has a varied repertoire of exciting and inspiring music, much of which is arranged especially for the group.
A Touch of Brass is available for bookings and usually performs as a ten piece group but can provide a smaller ensemble, such as a quintet, if required. The musical programme can be tailored to your event, be it a garden party, community event, wedding or seasonal concert.
Once home to three bandstands, one at the pier head, one in the Valley Gardens and one in Hazel Grove, all now lost, a long campaign was fought by local people, in particular the Saltburn 500 Club to bring a bandstand back to the town.
In July 1997 after years of fund raising and a National Lottery Grant for £63,500, the Bandstand,which was designed by Peter Fenton, a well known local architect, was opened.
The Bandstand also boasts decorative security screens made by local wrought ironsmith James Godbold who has a forge in the village of Egton, North Yorkshire. Every year free band concerts are held between May and September. Volunteers from the Saltburn 500 Club work hard to raise money to maintain the bandstand and organise the concerts with support from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and Saltburn, Marske and New Marske Parish Council.
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