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Brass Bands England recommends halt to all banding activity

Monday 16 March, 2020

All brass band activity should be halted for the foreseeable future, according to an update provided by Brass Bands England (BBE).

The statement, which was provided on Monday, March 16, recommends that rehearsals, concerts, contests, committee, meetings and even individual lessons should not take place. It came after a press conference delivered by prime minister Boris Johnson, in which he said people in the UK should avoid non-essential travel and contact with other people.

The statement from Brass Bands England reads:

The government has tonight updated its guidance to avoid all non-essential contact. Brass bands are non-essential. BBE now recommends to our members and the wider brass band community that all brass band activity is stopped for the foreseeable future. This includes rehearsals, concerts, contests, committee meetings, other group activity and individual lessons. 

For more information, please phone 01226 771015 ext 203. We will be running extended opening hours at evenings and weekends to support bands at this time.