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Sunday 20 June, 2021

The Brass in Concert Championship will take another step closer to its return when the draw for the prestigious event takes place on Monday, June 21.

The draw will be made by children from the mini band at Ringway Primary School in Sheepwash, Northumberland. It will be shown live on Facebook at 3.30pm. The youngsters will also give a short performance, displaying the skills they have acquired since moving on from the whole class baritone project in which they started.

Ringway Primary School has been involved in the Youth Music-funded Ashington to Bedlington Building Brass project for the past five years and pupils from the school have also attended Brass in Concert during that time.

The Brass in Concert Championship, featuring ten leading bands performing 23-minute programmes and introduced by Frank Renton, will start at the later-than-normal time of 12.50pm on November 20. It is held in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and World of Brass, with the results scheduled for 9.30pm on the Saturday evening.
The participants are:

Brighouse and Rastrick
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
Grimethorpe Colliery
Hammonds Saltaire
NASUWT Riverside
In order to assist with their transport arrangements, for this year only the bands involved in Youth Brass in Concert have agreed collectively to perform in order of distance from the venue, so the pre-arranged order will be:

Houghton Area Youth
Elland Silver Youth
Lions Youth Brass
Enderby Youth 
Youth Brass 2000

David Bennett, Brass in Concert chairman, commented: “We are grateful to the youth bands for the co-operation they have shown in making it as economical and logistically easy for them all to appear in what we are sure will be a great event at Sage Gateshead this November. We would also like to think the staff and pupils of Ringway Primary School for their help in making the draw for the 44th Brass in Concert Championships and look forward to hearing them live on the internet on Monday.”

Tickets for the 2021 Brass in Concert Festival, priced £12 (Youth Brass in Concert), £17, £27 and £35 (Brass in Concert Championship) are available by visiting the Sage website, emailing or calling the Box Office on 0191 443 4661. Booking fees will apply.