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Bands urged to support 2019 BrassFestUK

The spotlight will be on bands to provide great entertainment and great music making with this year's BrassFestUK initiative — helped by a great new work from Gavin Somerset.

  BrassFestUK 2019 will be running over the weekend of the 5th-7th July

BrassFestUK 2019 will be running over the weekend of the 5th-7th July with bands playing to the public.

The weekend sees ensembles across the world undertake numerous public performances; from formal concerts to bandstands events in village fetes and pubs.


A special 'BrassFestUK anthem' has been written to encourage training, youth and unregistered bands to join forces with contesting bands. The main work is aimed at registered bands with an additional version which works as a standalone piece or can be played alongside the main work.

BrassFestUK started in 2017 with support from Gavin Somerset from Pennine Music who composed and published 'The Spirit of Brass' which became the anthem for the inaugural year.

The following year the initiative expanded to include a Composition Contest won by Max Stannard's 'Into the Future', which was subsequently performed by over 200 bands over the BrassFestUK weekend.

The Essence of Brass

For 2019 Gavin Somerset has written 'The Essence of Brass', with the printers at Pennine Music working non-stop to keep up with demand for the piece.

The world's number 1 ranked band and European Champion has recorded the music to help with sales and promotion, but also kindly agreed to video the recording as well which has proved very popular with over 12,000 views on their Facebook page.

For 2019 Gavin Somerset has written 'The Essence of Brass', with the printers at Pennine Music working non-stop to keep up with demand for the piece4BR

Purchase a copy

To help the cause and purchase a copy of 'The Essence of Brass', go to www.penninemusic.com
It is available at only £7 as a download, but if you want the printed version it costs just £10 + P&P.

To register for the event e-mail or head to the brassfestuk.com website and fill in the registration form.


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