On Thursday 6th March 2014, one of the United Kingdom's premier brass bands will be coming to the University of Nottingham's Djanogly Recital Hall as part of their preparation for the Midlands Regional Championship, to be held on Sunday 9th March.
The Thoresby Colliery Band (Championship Section) will be holding an open rehearsal, conducted by Professional Musical Director Brian Grant, on the set work 'St Magnus' by Kenneth Downie. It is widely regarded as one of the most technically demanding pieces ever written for brass band, and was first used at the European Brass Band Championships in 2004. This is a free event that music students may find to be insightful and interesting, as well as a rare opportunity to see one of the best bands in the country in action on what is a fantastic, and demanding, piece of music.
Location: Djanogly Recital Hall, University of Nottingham
Date: Thursday 6th March
Time: Doors open 7.30pm
Admission is free
About Thoresby Colliery Band
Thoresby Colliery Band, based in the heart of Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire, represent the last working deep coal mine in the UK. Graded in the Championship section, they perform throughout the country at the most prestigious competitions in the brass band world. Currently ranked in the top-20 English bands, and the world top-40, the band maintain a high standard of music-making. They go the Midlands Regional Championship currently placed third in the table. A top-two finish will see them represent the Midlands Region at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in October, something they last did in 2011.
Posted on Friday 7th February 2014