National Brass Band Week - Press Release from BFBB

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  1. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member


    National Brass Band Week & Brass Alive 2005 Campaign

    The British Federation of Brass Bands wishes to re-affirm it wholehearted support of the Scottish Brass Band Association’s initiative for a National Brass Band Week during the period 20th to 29th May 2005. The British Federation of Brass Bands will shortly contact all of is members and all contesting Bands in England by means of flyers to encourage their participation.

    The Federation shares The Scottish Brass Band Association’s President Alan McLarens concerns regarding the dwindling numbers of participants within the world of brass bands and the need to preserve our cultural and musical relevance.
    The Federation also understands the vital importance of making the world outside of the Brass Band Movement aware of its important position in the cultural and musical heritage of the United Kingdom and its influence on Brass Bands throughout the world.
    Finally the British Federation of Brass Bands wishes to encourage any interested parties to contact them to join them in a spirit of partnership and co-operation in what it feels is a very vital initiative for the future survival of Brass Bands.

    Please contact:

    The British Federation of Brass Bands, Unit 12 Maple Estate, Stocks Lane, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 2BL

    Tel: 01226 771015 Fax: 01226 732630
    http:/ e-mail

  2. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Shouldn't it all be the other way round? Shouldn't the initiative be coming from the British body with support from the Scottish one (Scotland is still part of Britain, isn't it?!) Shouldn't the British body be contacting its members, rather than sitting around waiting for the phone to ring? Shouldn't the British body be proactive, rather than reactive? Isn't this a case of tails wagging dogs? Was that my last rhetorical question? (Yes).
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    You could answer "yes" to all of your rhetorical questions, but equally history is full of examples where a local inititiative has been recognised and received wider endorsement, and much better that way round than those pioneers who found themselves out in the cold when no-one would listen or take any notice.

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