Brass Fest 9 to raise roof in Uppermill

BRASS band lovers can extend their Whit Friday celebrations by enjoying ‘Brass Fest 9’ the following day.

The special Whit Weekend concert will be held at the Civic Hall in Uppermill, organised by Champion Brass, on Saturday, June 15 starting at 7.30pm.

This year’s event brings music from around the world.

There will be Weston Silver Band, who will be the first Canadian band to appear in the Brass Fest Concert. 

Brass Band Reykjavik from Iceland will also take to the stage, fresh from playing on Whit Friday morning for the joint procession of St Chad’s and Sacred Heart churches through Uppermill.

Also playing will be Lund University from Sweden, who are accompanying Denshaw procession on Whit Friday morning.

Compere for the evening will be David Hoyle, BBC Radio presenter of Yorkshire Brass.

Phil Beckwith, from Champion Brass, said: “Brass Fest is now in its ninth year and once again the concert promises to offer the very best of brass so don’t miss out!”

Tickets cost £12 (concessions £11) and are available from Phil Beckwith by calling 07976 165815 or from post offices in Uppermill, Delph, Diggle and Greenfield, or Saddleworth Museum.

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