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Sheffield brass band, Stannington Brass, is a Yorkshire Area First Section band.
In January it kicked off the 2018 contesting season in fine style with a highly commendable second place at the Butlins Mineworkers’ Championships, beating 21 First Section bands from all over the country.
A third place out of a field of 12 bands at the Yorkshire Area contest in March strengthened their position in the First Section. With further contests lined up at Dronfield and Bolsover in October, Musical Director, Derek Renshaw, will hopefully be leading the band to further success.
Proud of its long history, Stannington Brass Band has its roots as a village band, based on the outskirts of Sheffield. It performs several concerts in Stannington each year as well as being an established presence at Stannington Carnival, Remembrance Parade and local carol evenings. With ambition and a well-established line-up, many players still live locally and some have made the progression from its flourishing Training Band to join the senior ranks. A sociable and friendly band, it also welcomes students studying at the city’s universities.
Stannington Band Rehearses at
Knowle Top Chapel School Room Stannington S6 6AL
Thursday - 8pm-10pm - Senior Band
Sunday - 6pm till 7.15pm - Training Band
Sunday - 7.30pm - 9.30pm - Senior Band
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 25,000 audience as well as its live capacity audience.
The event will commence at 9am running in two halls simultaneously.
There are five sections (Championship, First, Second, Third and Fourth) with 57 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 £10 Adult and £8 Concessions (under 16 and over 60). Children under 5 entry free.
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