*
banner

Whit Friday box-set binge

You can enjoy over 8 hours of 2019 Whit Friday action thanks to a partnership link between BrassPass, British Bandsman and Brass Bands England.

Whit Friday
  The entertainment can be enjoyed on Friday 5th June

You can now enjoy a bit of brass band box-set binge watching thanks to a partnership between BrassPass, British Bandsman and Brass Bands England — with 8 hours of footage from the 2019 Denshaw Whit Friday contest.

The 2020 event was due to have taken place on June 5th, but understandably due to the Coronavirus pandemic the iconic contests were cancelled.

All 60 performances

However, BrassPass was on hand in 2019 to record all 60 performances from the Denshaw venue, so you can now settle back and enjoy them all on Friday June 5th, starting at 3.00pm. It will be available to watch for free on the BrassPass, British Bandsman and Brass Bands England Facebook pages and the BrassPass YouTube channel.

There are performances from the likes of Brighouse & Rastrick, Fairey and Hepworth as well as scratch bands such as Chav Brass and Bad Ass Brass, and a number of visiting ensembles. The coverage is hosted by Frank Renton.

For those unable to watch on the day, the stream will remain online for the rest of the weekend.

For those unable to watch on the day, the stream will remain online for the rest of the weekend4BR

Delighted

Martin Gernon, MD BrassPass, said: "We are delighted to share last year's Whit Friday coverage for free around the world. It's such an iconic event, we think it will give the whole brass band community a much needed lift in spirits. Running this in real time gives a brilliant atmosphere."

Adding to that, Kenneth Crookston, CEO of Brass Bands England, said: "The Whit Friday March Contest is one of the highlights of the banding calendar and we are delighted to support this project to ensure that people can savour its unique atmosphere from the comfort and safety of home."

Become a supporter and help make our future secure.

4barsrest continues to be a proudly independent voice. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. Support us with a one-off donation or subscribe from just £2.50 per month.

Support us    


Eclips

Lovatt to lead virtual powerhouse performances in Harrogate

July 2 • Harrogate International Festivals announce major line-up of powerhouse talent — led by Mike Lovatt and global musicians on the world premiere of David Lancaster's 'Eclipse'


Musicwear

Musicwearetc getting ready for banding's return

July 2 • When we get back to banding Musicwearetc will be on hand to ensure that they play their part in giving everyone a boost.


Bronte

Bronte museum hopes to reopen with sound of brass

July 2 • Cornet player Bethan Plant plays outside the famous Parsonage in Haworth — home to the literary Bronte family


Allen

Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: Victorian Snapshots — On Ratcliff Highway

July 1 • The the fourth of our series, Prof Steven Allen takes an in-depth look at one of the major crossover works to the banding movement that came from the Salvation Army composer Ray Steadman-Allen.


Black Dyke Band - Cory - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert

Sunday 13 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, B12EA


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 26 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse.. GL50 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 27 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse. GL50 4SH


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & Hymn tune

Sunday 27 September • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Amesbury Town Band

June 30 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After covid!


Lofthouse Brass Band

June 30 • Lofthouse Brass Band is looking for a Solo Trombone who is interested in being a part of our award-winning ensemble! We are looking to not only fill vacancies but to also continue to build for our future!


Chinnor Silver

June 29 • We are looking for a SOLO HORN due to work commitments.. Rehearsals are on a wednesday evenings . we have been able to start rehearsing in small groups [DISTANCING) in the bandroom garden so if you fancy coming along to see what we are about contact us


Alwyn Green

LRAM, LTCL
Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist


               

 © 2020 4barsrest.com Ltd