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Bold as Brass

Saturday 15 June 2024
10am – 6.30pm

Celebrate the association between brass bands and coal mining with a marching bands and entertaining contest organised by Brass Bands England that highlights the best in modern banding.

Each band, drawn from the best bands across the North England, will perform a 6 minute march across the museum site and a 20-minute set at Hope Pit. The judges will assess them on the quality of their music and uniquely on how entertaining they are.

  • 10 brass bands performing live
  • Competitions include: ‘Most Entertaining Band’, ‘Best Solo’, ‘Best Musical Performance’, ‘Most Entertaining’ and ‘People’s Choice’

Performances will start at 10.30am, the last performance will be at 5.15pm with results announced at Hope Pit at 6.10pm. For more details on timings, please see Brass Bands England webpage.

If you wish to be seated please bring along your own foldable picnic chair, rug or picnic blanket.

We are looking forward to welcoming the following bands for Bold as Brass: Thurlstone Brass Band; Ratby Co Operative Mid Band; Oldham Music Centre Youth Brass Band; Boro’ Brass; Durham Miners’ Association Brass Band; Enderby Youth and Concert Band (combined Enderby Concert Band & Enderby Youth Band); Whitwell Brass Band; Dodworth Colliery MW Brass Band; Maltby Miners Welfare, and Shirland Welfare Band.