Brass Band happenings


#1

Well we won our contest yesterday. It rained, and we were in a shitty field, but we beat some good bands. I’m a big fan of everyone in my band, they’re a great bunch and have got me through some rough times.

If anyone’s remotely interested, someone filmed our programme:


#2

In hindsight, this really didn’t need its own thread. Sorry everyone. Mods, feel free to get rid or lob it in the daily thing.


#3

(this was sat in my unsent posts!)

I’ll watch this later. I do love a brass band though: every Sunday in the summer, there’s a brass band playing on the bandstand of our local park. We’ll quite often take a picnic and listen to the band.


#4

What’s your local park? I always end up playing at Abington Park in Northampton with loads of bands through the summer, as they do the same thing. It’s nice, surprisingly busy even in crap weather.


#5

It’s The Walks in King’s Lynn. Most of the bands come from within a 30-40 mile radius so I don’t think we’ve had anyone from as far as Northampton?

It’s such a lovely relaxing sound on a Sunday afternoon.


#6

This is lovely, unfortunately our parks tend to be mostly full of bongo whacking morons. Would much rather stumble across a nice brass band, come play here!


#7

good stuff

can you satisfy my curiosity bud? i live near a place called wingates and every single sign for wingates has the inscription “home of the world famous brass band”. i’ve asked a few people from the world if they’ve heard of the wingates brass band and they said no.

as a brass band enthusiast - have you heard of the wingates brass band?


#8

I haven’t, no. I’m not the biggest expert, maybe there is one, but maybe also it’s called something else and just based there? I’ll ask around…


#9

it’s definitely called that - probably just a bunch of boasters innit, bloody wingates.


#10

Ok I asked one person and they said “Yes. And they’re really good.”.

So yes. And they’re really good.


#11

thanks. they walk passed my door on remembrance sunday, i’ll try harder to appreciate it next time.

my usual opinion of them is low level resentment for waking me up.


#12

To be fair I feel the same when I’m playing…


#13