Pershore Midsummer Brass 2020

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Pershore Midsummer Brass are delighted to confirm the virtual event on Saturday 4th July.

As usual the event will start at 10am with a Fanfare and then performances every half an hour until the final special performance by Lockdown Brass at approximately 4.30.

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Worcester Motor Festival

Worcester Concert Brass played at the Worcester Motor Show a couple of weeks ago. Although a little damp the music was appreciated by passers by with many staying to listen. We were helping to raise funds for the Samaritans and collected £119.83.

£400 Donated to Air Ambulance

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Tuesday May 10th:

Marianne Cottee and Howard Robinson represented the band at the Air Ambulance base at Strensham. The band donated a cheque for £400.

Review of Mayor’s Charity Concert

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The evening of Friday 8th of April saw a high quality and entertaining concert performed by the Worcester Concert Brass featuring music from film and stage with a couple of stirring marches for good measure. This annual concert in the Guildhall raises funds for the Mayor’s nominated charities. For this year they were: Sight Concern, Acorns Children’s Hospice and the Daisychain Benevolent Fund. The concert was performed in front of a large and enthusiastic audience with particular favourites being, A Disney Spectacular and 633 Squadron. The latter being played as an encore requested especially by the Mayor. Congratulations must also go to the soloists: Dave Cottee, Liza Nicol, Emma Francis, Gavin Erry and Jeanette Normanton-Erry. They played a diverse range of challenging and entertaining music superbly. This successful concert raised the fantastic sum of £25,000 for the Mayor’s charities. Thank you to all those who came along.

A feature of this concert is the Band award for the Band member who has made a significant contribution over the last year. This year the award and cup went to Dave Cottee for his amazing contribution in so many areas (look out for the next newsletter which will have a lot more about Dave!). A new award was presented by Chris License, the Musical Director. This was for the most improved player over the last year. Chris said it was a quite a challenge to choose but the award went to our 2nd trombone player Helen Winer, well done Helen.