BRASS in the Times!

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by youngblood, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. youngblood

    youngblood Member

    Did anyone see the article about 'BRASS, Durham International Festival' in the Times on Saturday?

    Half page in the Knowledge section and all good positive stuff, which can only be good for brass playing in general.

    After so much that links brass to poverty and unemployment etc how good to have a high profile positive story in a national paper like the times.

    A festival headlined by 'Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band' getting national mainstream press is not what you expect but why not, it is about time brass had its champion!

    Keep it up!
  2. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

  3. <nickw>

    <nickw> Member

    Its a relief that when you see stuff like this, you can think 'Brass banding is still going strong'
  4. youngblood

    youngblood Member

    The BRASS festival in Durham is having a real impact and I hope we can all support it in some way. At last brass is being seen by those outside of it as something of the present and not just the past!

    Also NE Regional papers are giving good coverage of BRASS and even Smooth FM, OK not Radio 1 but getting there! Lets hope BRASS can come back next year when we will be ready to support it in style!
  5. Bandstand

    Bandstand Member

    Brass festival on radio

    The BRASS Festival has been featured on local radio for the past few weeks. The latest programme goes out on Sunday -see below. The Chuck Daellenbach interview can be downloaded as a podcast from

    If any one would like to contribute to the show or send music for playing or diary dates for broadcast - please contact me at

    Canadian Brass excel in Durham

    Durham Brass Festival featured on BANDSTAND on Radio Teesdale.

    Canadian Brass, the superb five-piece brass ensemble will be featured on 'Bandstand', the brass and military band music radio show on Radio Teesdale on Sunday, 20 July, at 8pm.

    The radio show is repeated on Tuesday at 10pm.
    Radio interview

    Michael Fryer, presenter, interviews Chuck Daellenbach, the leader of the group at Durham’s Gala Theatre. This exclusive radio interview will be broadcast on Sunday along with music by the group, with Val Fryer reviewing the concert.


    Bandstand will also have interviews with Briony Thompson, Annette Hughes (World Vision) and Steve Robson recorded at the Northern Youth Brass Band’s concert at the Sage, Gateshead in aid of BRASS BAND AID.

    Leyburn Band who are taking part in 'Brassed Off' at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond, Yorkshire are also featured.

    There’s also news of the new Durham Miners’ Heritage Centre, just opened at Neville’s Cross Club, Durham.

    BANDSTAND is broadcast each SUNDAY and TUESDAY on Radio Teesdale in South West Durham on 102.1 & 105.5fm and on the