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Brass for Africa to get student boost

A host of brass stars will be getting together tomorrow evening in Birmingham for a concert to help raise funds for the Brass for Africa charity.

  The concert will raise funds for the Brass for Africa Charity

The Brass for Africa Charity will hopefully receive a major cash boost this week when a host of leading performers take part in a special concert at St. Paul's Church in the famous jewelry quarter of Birmingham.

Major project

It forms part of the final year major project being undertaken by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire student Ryan Richards, the principal trombone player of Tredegar Band.

Ryan has organised the event which will see him conduct the 'All Star' Band featuring players from Tredegar, Black Dyke, Grimethorpe, Leyland, Virtuosi GUS and more — and will include soloists Richard Marshall, Owen Farr, Matthew White, Les Neish and Nick Hudson.

There will also be a special guest appearance from the one and only Richard Evans.


He told 4BR: "This has been a project that has been close to my heart as the work undertaken by Brass for Africa is so inspirational.

My thanks go to all the players for giving up their time to come and support it, and I'm sure it will be a great evening of music making for a wonderful cause."

This has been a project that has been close to my heart as the work undertaken by Brass for Africa is so inspirational Ryan Richards

Time, place and tickets

The concert takes place St. Paul's Church in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham (B3 1QZ) on Wednesday 14th March starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at: £10 for adults, £8 concessions and £5 students.

For ticket details contact Ryan Richards on 07824515639 or


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Conductor, composer, arranger, tutor and pianist