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Issue 6072

EUROPEAN CANCELLED - Major contest off for second successive year as COVID continues

SOUND OF CHRISTMAS - Bands in England given green light to resume as lockdown ends


Grimethorpe launches crowdfunder

Friday 4 December, 2020 Grimethorpe Colliery Band has launched a fundraising campaign as it seeks to secure vital funds though the #SaveOurBrassBands initiative, led by Crowdfunder and Brass Bands England. Read full article

Hope for London and Southern Counties event

Wednesday 2 December, 2020 It was one of the first brass band events to fall prey to the COVID-19 pandemic – now organisers of the London and Southern Counties Regional Championship are hoping for more positive news in 2021, including the potential staging of a band contest. Read full article

Death of Morfydd Childs

Monday 30 November, 2020 Tributes have been paid to one of the familiar faces of banding in Wales and the North of England following the death of Morfydd Myfanwy Childs. Read full article

Fairlop finding new routes forward

Monday 30 November, 2020 The upcoming festive period would usually be a hive of activity for Fairlop Brass – but as COVID-19 restrictions continue, the organisation has been finding new ways to keep engaging with its community. Read full article

Concord takes off after Danish National cancelled

Thursday 26 November, 2020 Like bands far and wide, Denmark-based Concord Brass Band faced great disappointment when its national contest was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the band has rallied and brought to the stage the two pieces it was due to perform at the annual event – all while adhering to the strict guidelines in place in the country. Read full article