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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.


4BR Shop: Flash the plastic!

June 22 • There is a great deal on the iconic plastic pTrumpet through the 4BR Shop at the moment thanks to Band Supplies.


Jagger makes stone's throw move to sop

June 22 • Rob Jagger has made the move from bumper-up to soprano cornet for Grand Shield champion Hammonds.

Bass trom

Are you in the market for a bass trombone?

June 22 • If you are looking for a pro level bass trombone then John Packer has one ready and waiting for a new home...


Muggeridge takes Flight with life saving CD

June 22 • Former Fairey Band baritone player Keith Muggeridge has launched a fund raising CD to say thank you to the brilliant Air Ambulance Service that helped save his life.

The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD

Blidworth Welfare Band - Organist Keith Hearnshaw

Saturday 23 June • St Andrews Church, The Green, Swanwick, Derbys DE55 1AN

Besses o' th' Barn Band - Charity Celebration Concert

Saturday 23 June • St Thomas Church, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9PL

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ

Frampton on Severn Silver Band

June 22 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, particularly cornets, baritone and basses, but all are welcome. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.

Crewe Brass

June 22 • Crewe Brass currently have vacancies for Eb and BBb Bass, Baritone, and Cornet. We are a friendly, social first section band with a good mix of concerts and contests, and rehearse on Monday and Friday evenings in Shavington, Crewe.

Lydbrook Band

June 22 • Lydbrook Band are recruiting a 2nd Trombone to our join our Championship section band . This is a great opportunity to be part of the premier band in the Royal Forest of Dean.

Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer