Our plans to record the City of Chester Band for the programme were thwarted by this weeks change in the lockdown laws. So instead, we've spoken to people from across the brass band world to discuss how they've been preparing to get back to banding, the implications for venues, the health and well-being of banders, running socially distanced university music courses and what people have been doing to make the most of in these unusual times. Essential listening for all banders, and accompanied, as usual, by lots of great music recorded especially for From The Bandroom.
Donna Jackson, City Of Chester Brass Band
John Thompson, Garforth Brass
David Lancaster, York St John University music department
Peter Earle, Otley Brass Band
Ben Coulson, Skelmersdale Prize Band
Rebecca Burgess-Dawson, Kippax Band
Dave Roberts, Rothwell Temperance Band
Trevor Halliwell, Besses o' th' Barn
James Garlick, Boarshurst Silver Band
Presented as always by Andrew Forster-Fake, and featuring a cracking cornet solo by Nigel Darbyshire
From The Bandroom in Lockdown, 10pm, Tuesday 22nd September on East Leeds FM.