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Calling all show offs, show boaters and egotists...

A great bit of fun in these troubled times...

Entertainer
  Now is your chance for your moment in the spotlight...

Kirton Brass, a community band based in Kirton near Boston in Lincolnshire is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and continues to provide a wide range of brass band entertainment at local events.

However, with the Coronavirus striking at the very heart of community brass band, they have come up with a great idea to spread a little musical happiness around the globe with their 'Brass Bands Go Solo' idea.

Solo performers

Spokesperson Martin Oliver told 4BR: "The idea allows ardent brass banders to carry on in some fashion through these tough times of uncertainty and cancellations, featuring solo brass performances from anyone wishing to take part."

These snippets of brass banding showmanship are featured on the band's Facebook page where a video recording of any player's version of any number is featured, heralded and glorified.

We really do encourage show-offs and egotists, fun lovers and players who just want to spread a little brass banding musical happiness around the worldKirton Brass

Show-offs

Martin added: "We really do encourage show-offs and egotists, fun lovers and players who just want to spread a little brass banding musical happiness around the world.

Show-boating is actively encouraged, dynamics will not be judged and everyone gets to take the lead role — whether they deserve it or not!"

The project was launched on the 18th March and on day one alone an audience of over 4,000 people was reached.
A certain Steven Mead has already given it go...

Check it out

All you have to do is go to Kirton Brass Band's Facebook page at en-gb.facebook.com/kirtonbrassband/ .

If you want to add your solo performance you'll need to send your video to KBB's publicity officer Martin Oliver via WhatsApp on 07557 053818. They'll then get you featured, shared and enjoyed!

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