GM Music Hub Brass Band

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by toby hobson, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. toby hobson

    toby hobson Member

    Today saw the first rehearsal of a new Youth Brass Band. The meeting took place in Peel Hall Salford under the direction of Mark Peacock.

    The Youth Band has been made up of players from the nine local authorities that combined make up the Greater Manchester Music Hub. The hub held a brass day back in October at the BBC Philharmonic studios at Media City, Salford and as part of that, advanced students worked with Ray Farr and brass players from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra on a short programme of music. After the success of this initial outing it was decided to bring the students back together to work on a more challenging programme.

    The band will come together over two weekends in April and June and work on music which will stretch these excellent players and will include demanding repertoire from some of the most significant names in brass band composition. The band will be under the direction of the well respected conductor Mark Peacock in April with the second course in June, which will include a public concert, to be lead by the irrepressible Richard Evans.

    The idea of the band is to give the great young players from the Greater Manchester area the chance to step up another level again from some of the excellent youth bands in the area and focus on some challenging works and some high quality light music. The formation of the band and its direction were the idea of Dave Little from the Wigan Music Service and Richard Milton from the Salford Music Service. Tutoring was primarily provided in house with tutors all working for or having strong connections with the music services in the Manchester Music Hub. The tutors were Stuart Lingard, Sheona White, Bill Millar, Andrea Price, Alex Thomas, and Toby Hobson.

    Today’s rehearsals featured music from the pen of Peter Graham, Carl Davis, Gilbert Vinter and R.B Hall. Tomorrows Rehearsals will feature music by Kenneth Downie, Philip Spark, James Curnow and Gordon Langford.

    It is hoped that this is the first of many events the band will have over the next few years that will help, develop and enthuse young talent within the Greater Manchester area.

    Any information required about the band can be obtained from

    Dave Little


    Richard Milton
  2. Dick Bone

    Dick Bone New Member

    Greater Manchester Youth Brass Band
    Inaugural Concert

    23rd June 2.30pm
    Peel Hall, Salford University

    Special Guest Conductor
    Richard Evans

    Associate Conductor
    Mark Peacock

    Guest Soloist
    Peter Moore

    Tickets on the door £6(£4 concessions)
    Part of the Greater Manchester Music Hub
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