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Brass at Ushaw 2018

More information will be added closer to the events. Make sure to keep checking back to see more of our exciting brass programme!


Houghton Brass

Formed in 1983 by players from the successful Houghton Schools Band, Houghton Brass have earned a growing reputation as one of the most up and coming bands in the UK. The band were thrilled to become the National Champion Band of Great Britain (third Section) in 2015, and have gone on to proudly represent our region in the 2nd Section National Finals in 2016 & 2017 and will be appearing in this years 1st Section finals. The band are represented by a diverse age range, and look forward to playing a similarly diverse and entertaining programme at Ushaw College.

9th June 7.30PM

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Durham Miners Association Band

This fine band with a long and rich history brings a mixture of well known pieces, new compositions and arrangements. 

7th July 3PM

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"The Wizard & The Typhoon" - Felling Band & Local Bandsmen

Two young men, born just 15 months and two streets apart in the small railway town of Shildon in the 1860's, ultimately became leading composers in the emerging brass band movement at opposite ends of the world. Today, George Allan's Marches remain favourites worldwide, and Thomas Bulch's music is played by bands in Australia, where he emigrated to and settled. Recent research has uncovered their link, and music from Australia is en-route for you to hear in this incredible concert at Ushaw. Felling Band will be enlarged with additional brass enthusiasts, to perform music by our two local musical heroes.  To help relate this fascinating story and showcase newly discovered music alongside timeless classics, we are thrilled to welcome internationally acclaimed conductor Richard Evans, whose ability to make any band sound at its best when playing a march is legendary.  What a story we have to tell.  www.wizardandtyphoon.org

4th August TBC

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Fishburn Band

The origins of this band lie in the small mining community of Fishburn village, near Sedgefield, and these local roots have remained strong even as the band moves all over the United Kingdom to perform. The deep sense of community spirit and hard work has propelled the band to a championship level, and seen them record 3 CDs (with a 4th on the way!).

11th August 2.30PM

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Prince Bishops Brass

Prince Bishops Brass Ensemble are a brass quintet based in County Durham. The five members, playing Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone and Tuba bring a wealth of musical experience to their performances from a broad range of genres, from Baroque and Renaissance to upbeat jazz and swing. All are experienced musicians who bring a great sense of enjoyment to their performances, and now here to Ushaw.

1st September 7.30PM

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"Durham Pride" Easington Band & InterOpera

13th October Time TBC

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Cockerton Band

20th October 2.30PM

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"Music Through The Ages" Reg Vardy Band & Local Youth Bands

3rd November Date TBC

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Durham Police Band & Choir

1st December 7.30PM

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