Durham Brass Initiative presents... Durham Brass Festival 2006: ============================== STANHOPE SILVER BAND IN CONCERT with WHITE RIVER BRASS Wednesday 12 July - 7.30pm Wolsingham Community College, Wolsingham - Bishop Auckland £5 / £4 (concs) / £1 (under 18s) ============================== Silver + White = Gold The World Cup is over, which means that people in the North East will now have to find something else to fill the great entertainment void now left in their lives. The Durham Brass Festival would like to suggest a fabulous concert taking place in the region on Wednesday night [12 July] at Wolsingham Community College in Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland. Stanhope Silver Band will be presenting and evening of amazing Brass Band music, the concert is made extra special as Stanhope Silver Band will be joined on the bill by the 'one and only' White River Brass. The Durham Brass Festival is a Durham Brass Initiative project of which Durham City Arts are a lead member - the Initiative looks to respond to the needs of professional and amateur musicians in a region known for its rich tradition of brass band playing and music making. The Initiative has pulled out all of the stops to ensure the sixth Durham Brass Festival is as creative, entertaining, informative and powerful as ever. Durham Brass Festival 2006 is supported by: Arts Council England, North East; City of Durham; Durham County Council; Derwentside District Council; District of Easington; JazzAction; Northern Regional Brass Band Trust; PRS Foundation - For New Music; Sedgefield Borough Council and Wear Valley District Council. The Stanhope Silver Band are an adventurous band who will be taking the audience on a musical tour of the world, which will culminate in a performance of Peter Graham's Windows of the World. They will be joined by the Durham Brass Festival favourites White River Brass who have been rehearsing with the Stanhope Silver Band. This concert is one of the final evening shows of the Durham Brass Festival, so this is one night not to be missed. "The variety of music that has been on show during this year's Durham Brass Festival has been truly amazing," said Gayle Sutherland, Acting Director of Durham City Arts. She adds: "The Festival is tailored to present and showcase audiences with music that will cater for all creative tastes and Wednesday's concert promises to be a special evening for Brass Band music lovers." Tickets for the concert are priced £5 / £4 (concs) and £1 (under 18's) they can be purchased from Joan Woodhall's Shop in Stanhope or by telephoning Stephen Robson on (01388) 537229 (tickets can also be purchased on the door). For further details about the Durham Brass Festival please call Durham City Arts on (0191) 3750763 and to see the remaining programme of events please visit www.brassfestival.co.uk The Durham Brass Festival plays through until 30 July.