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Hutchinson to feature in Gala Concert finale

Cory principal cornet Tom Hutchinson will feature alongside Black Dyke star Daniel Thomas in the International Brass Band Summer School end of course Gala Concert.

Tom Hutchinson
  Cory's Tom Hutchinson will be one of the featured soloists

Details have been announced of the free Gala Concert which will close the 2018 International Brass Band Summer School course held at Swansea University on Friday 3rd August.

The concert will feature programmes by the Sovereign and Prestige Bands and will include James Curnow's 'Fanfare and Flourishes', Paul Lovatt-Cooper's 'Through Heaven's Gate', music from 'Harry Potter' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean'.

The massed band items will include music by John Philip Sousa, Gordon Langford and Tchaikovsky, whilst the featured soloists will be Black Dyke's star euphonium player Daniel Thomas and Cory principal cornet, Tom Hutchinson.

Wonderful atmosphere

An IBBSS spokesperson told 4BR: "The free end of course Gala Concert is always popular with the local community and band lovers, and has a wonderful atmosphere.

Everyone enjoys it — and it's followed of course by the now legendary end of course party!"

They added: "We would like to take the opportunity to thank our principal partner Besson, as well as the continued support from World of Brass, Rath Trombones, Band Supplies, Geneva, Sterling, Kapitol Promotions, British Bandsman, SHB Hire and GK Design."

The free end of course Gala Concert is always popular with the local community and band lovers, and has a wonderful atmosphereIBBSS spokesperson


The International Brass Band Summer School will run from Sunday 29th July to 4th August, and there are still some places available for the course.

If you are interested, please contact: Administrator at

For more information visit: www.ibbss.com


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