Updated: May 19
As a brass band community that thrives on coming together to play, lockdown may have appeared as a real challenge to our way of life. However, brass players all over the country have taken to technology to record, multi-track, and share their music without stepping out the door - and GBBA member bands are no different!
There have been many fantastic performances - solos and ensembles - from GBBA member bands during lockdown. We have shared a selection below for your enjoyment, and to serve as a reminder that lockdown does not mean a lock down on music and that we can still play together despite being miles apart.
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Flowers Band - Cornet soloist Luke Barker performs for NHS Clap
City of Bristol Brass Band - Wallace & Gromit Theme Tune
Forest of Dean Brass - Land of Hope and Glory, 75th Anniversary VE Day
Forest of Dean Brass - You'll Never Walk Alone, Colonel Tom Moore 100th Birthday
Wotton Silver Band - Cathedral on the Hill
Who knew playing on a teapot could sound that good?! Excellent tribute performance for their 'Wotton Hill' concert. Read more here.
Lydney Town and Training Band - Shut Up and Dance
Flowers Band have also been busy sharing a series of masterclasses that focus on playing skills and styles presented by key experienced players in the band. Read more about this here.