Brass bands have long been a tradition in Britain. Since the early 19th century they have accompanied the rise of the Industrial Revolution, with town and village bands, and in workplaces – particularly in the mining industry.
In Cornwall the tradition continues, and is one of the ways young players can develop their skills and become part of a community. Many of the performers in this demo are active in brass bands, but there is also a classical brass tradition, and Cornwall Music Service brass teachers have also been active in this area too, performing as soloists, session musicians, and in orchestras both local and national.
In this demo you’ll have a concert:
- March from “The Great Escape”
- Thunderbirds theme tune
- William Tell Overture
- Scarborough Fair
- Superman and Star Wars medley
Gareth Churcher will also talk you through the principles of how brass instruments work and produce a sound, using items you might find in the house or garden shed!
You’ll also have an introduction to some of the instruments in the brass family:
- French Horn
- Tenor Horn
- The Watering Can