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Boobs mean Brass in 2008

It's been a great 2008 for the fantastic girls of Boobs & Brass.

Boobs and Brass


What a fantastic year 2008 was for "Boobs & Brass" — the great ladies in pink jackets raising funds for Breast Cancer.

Fantastic time

They experienced a fantastic time in Scotland in Perthshire, where they recruited three new members and also had a brilliant time at the Whit Friday Marches — the second experience being as good as the first.


However, the undoubted highlight was their guest appearance with the lads of Brighouse & Rastrick. All this and they enjoyed a television appearance or two, the result of all this excitement was a fantastic amount of £14,500 all of which has been donated to charity — mainly Breast Cancer Campaign.

We have already given £10,925 towards the £15,000 required to fund the project for 2009Maggie and Jane of Boobs & Brass


Maggie and Jane told 4BR: "Jane and I have selected a project where Dr Julian Barwell of the University of Leicester will study the effects of radiotherapy on the hearts of breast cancer patients and aims to understand exactly the effects are and whether simple blood tests can predict and monitor these effects. People who receive radiotherapy as part of their breast cancer treatment are 30% more likely to die from heart complications."


They added: "We have already given £10,925 towards the £15,000 required to fund the project for 2009. We have no doubt that we can raise the balance by the deadline August 2009 date."

So if you see the girls on their travels and in their pink jackets, make sure you dig deep into your pockets too.

Hardaw Scar

Hardraw Scar open for entries

February 18 • One of the most famous open air brass band contests in the world is open for entries.

Brass quartet

Final chord call for A4 Quartet composer competition

February 18 • There are just a few days left to get you entry in if you want to get your work performed by the award winning A4 Brass Quartet.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

February 18 • More great music with a taste of Cornwall from Philip Hunt


Results: 2018 UniBrass Trophy

February 17 • The students of the Royal Northern College of Music retain their hold on the UniBrass Trophy

Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre. Hayfield. Marshfield SN14 8PG

Strata Brass

February 17 • Require FRONT ROW CORNET (flexibility in the section) after Yorkshire Area (1st Section) in March.. Rehearsals SUN/WED.. MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Sensible concert/contest schedule.

Shipston Town band

February 15 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, 2nd horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4

The Corsham Band

February 15 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.