Bolsover bands help Boobs charity5-Nov-2011
The 2011 Bolsover Festival of Brass re-union bands helped raise plenty of cash for Breast Cancer Research.
Bolsover District Council has announced that the recent Bolsover Festival of Brass Re-union Entertainment Contest raised £1,800 for Breast Cancer Research, the charity supported by once of the competitors on the day, Boobs & Brass.
Arts Development Officer Carole Crompton told 4BR: "The whole event proved to be a huge success. We already have four bands wishing to take part next year. Breast Cancer Research is a charity supported by Bolsover District Council and we are pleased that we managed to raise so much money."
~ Carole Crompton
The 2012 event will take place on Saturday 6th October, the day before the official Festival of Brass contest that runs the next day.
It will currently be welcoming the re-union bands from Desford Colliery Caterpillar (1986-1991), Desford Colliery Youth Band (1986-1991), City of Coventry and reigning champions Ransome.
2012 will be the 25th anniversary of Desford’s first National Championship of Great Britain win, and former players are travelling across the world to celebrate the ground breaking victory.
James Watson Trust
Fittingly, Carole added that all profits from next year’s re-union contest will be donated to the James Watson Charitable Trust—the man who masterminded all four of Desford’s National victories.
Any band wishing to take part in next year’s Bolsover Festival of Brass Re-union Contest please email Carole Crompton at
Bands can apply for the event as performers or just to take part in the re-union celebration which follows the event. There are limited places and therefore confirmation is required as soon as possible.
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