Brass the Baton gains pace16-Jun-2012
Lots more bands are playing their Olympic role in the Brass the Baton.
The ‘Brass the Baton’ project continues to make its way around the UK, with a host of bands taking part in the movement’s contribution to the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
The latest is Coleshill Youth Band, who will be receiving the Red Baton as it makes its way from Preston on the weekend following the English National Championship.
The band will welcome John Squires Evans from Over Wyre Brass as he presents it on the platform of their local railway station. The band will be performing a celebratory concert later in the night before the baton moves on to Leicester and Foresters Brass on 24th June.
Isle of Man
Meanwhile, over in the Isle of Mann, Rushen Silver Band is also looking forward to play its part as one of the other batons makes its way by ferry from Liverpool to Douglas courtesy of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.
From Douglas, the baton is being transported by steam train to Port Erin, where it will be used to help in a celebratory concert on June 20th
Tom Sinden told 4BR: "Everyone at Rushen Silver Band is really looking forward to taking part in the Brass the Baton relay.
We're delighted to be able to perform the piece during one of local concerts and have been grateful for the help we have received from the Steam Packet Company and the Isle of Man Railway."
This weekend, the Bearpark & Esh Colliery Band will be playing their part as they accept the Green Baton in the village of Esh on Saturday, whilst Pittington Brass has an early start to catch the Olympic Torch as it passes through Sherburn Hill where they will perform the Blue Baton version of ‘Going the Distance’.
Billingham Silver Band have been asked to entertain the crowds with the Red Baton version as the Torch visits Billingham, whilst Trimdon Concert Brass will sound a fanfare and the Black Baton version as the Torch arrives at Sedgefield Village.
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