Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by matt_BBb_bass, Sep 5, 2006.
which region is most known for brass bands?
I think Cornwall and yorkshire
what do you think?
Yorkshire and Lancashire without a shadow of doubt.
Apart from the obvious choice of Yorkshire, I rekon the rest is somewhat relative to where you are eh!
Agreed. Has to be Clackmannshire for me:clap:
On a more serious note, being up here on Scotland, Yorkshire was always regarded as "Brass Band Country".
It certainly isn't my neck of the woods judging by the number of bands who can't find players
Yorkshire of course :clap:
And in Yorkshire, Huddersfield!
In Belgium I'd say the region between Brussels and Antwerp
and for Holland the provinces Friesland and Groningen
the areas of the UK each have roughly the same number of contesting bands, that's the idea of having areas.
however, L&SC does distinguish itself by having by far the least bands per head, the fewest decent bands, and probably the largest population of brass players who couldn't care less about/look down on brass bands.
"allegedly"? put it this way: L&SC area covers more than 20 million people and has less than 100 registered bands, of which only 3 are in the open/spring festival.
From the way you pick up on any southern based comment in a negative way, one has to wonder why you still live in the South!
I'd say for strength in depth, an all important football analogy, it's easily the North West.
For being famous right at the top end I'm with goldie horn, It has to be Yorkshire and mor accurately the Huddersfield region.
Depends what your criteria for 'most known' is.....
Yorkshire and Lancashire are normally up the top but there have always been superb Bands in Wales as well such as BAYV who are always in the top 3 alongide North of England Bands
I'd say North West rather than Lancashire... Fodens and Faireys definately aren't in Lancashire.
Back you on this one mate with:woo
Yorkshire definitely! Then the North West I think...Cornwall is doing pretty well considering we're so out of the way - surrounded only by sea, and Devon!
someone has to.
Probably Yorkshire and Lancashire. Interesting point though when it comes round to the areas which area has the most bands entered it's probably London and Southern Counties. Just thought I would mention that in passing.
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