After last year’s highly successful ‘The Big Brass Band’, The West Midlands Brass Bands Association is organising another event on Saturday March 21st 2020 at Cradley Heath Salvation Army Hall Meredith Street Cradley Heath B64 5EP. We will be welcoming back Dave Lea as our conductor..
When we were looking for something different to arrange we decided against a competition of any sort and elected to attempt to recreate the sound of Harry Mortimer’s “Men Of Brass” where he joined together the bands of Fairey, Morris Motors and Fodens and called them his brass orchestra. Last year we attracted 70+ players from 24 different bands and had a splendid day culminating in an evening concert where we were joined by vocalist Hilary Crowhurst
We are hoping to attract at least as many players again. It’s always great fun to play massed bands and especially if we can gather together 100 players. We will plan an interesting programme with music for all abilities to make this a successful day. The uniform for the concert will be very simple namely black skirt/trousers white shirt and band tie. Please bring a music stand. There is no charge to take part just the cost of getting yourself to the venue at Cradley Heath Salvation Army, Meredith Street, Cradley Heath B64 5EP. This is a modern building with attached car parking and is well capable of taking a large band. We are looking to meet at 2.30 p.m. to sort out seating and to have a run through the programme followed by a chance to eat and socialise. Please bring your own packed food with you. Tea and coffee are available.The concert would start at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at £4.00 each on the door.