Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by Resurgam, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Resurgam

    Resurgam Member

    A new Brass Band is born.

    With the aim of developing brass performance in the North East, Ray Farr, Conductor in Residence at Durham University is forming a new Band comprising of top players from a variety of Bands in the Region. The "All Star" Band will be a non-competing Band and will focus on music connected to the Region with programmes that include a range of music styles. There will also be opportunities to show some local individual talent as soloists.

    The large Band (54 Musicians ) will be known as the NORTHERN "ALL STARS" BRASS and applications are invited for places within the Band.

    The launch concert of the Band will be held on the 22nd January 2006, at the Sage, Gateshead which has recently been built and is undoubtedly one of the finest Concert Halls in Europe seating over 1600 people. Approaches have already been made for the concert to be recorded by the BBC and plans are also being considered for further prestige concerts and recordings.

    The administration of the Northern "All Stars" Band will be in the hands of Ray Hutchinson, one of the most experienced Brass Band administrators in the Northern Region who will work very closely with Ray Farr the Bands conductor and architect of the project.

    Anyone interested in playing or wishing to receive further details regarding this exciting new venture should contact either:-

    Ray Farr. mob 07717 433613. E Mail:-

    Ray Hutchinson 0191-3882599 mob 0770 357 3443

    E Mail :-