Brass in Concert
Statement from Brass in Concert Chairman, David Bennett
“Planning for the Brass in Concert Festival is a very complex operation for the organising team and Sage Gateshead staff, but for the bands taking part it requires considerably more focus over a long period than many other contests. We have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Festival with the best interests of these bands uppermost in our minds, but also recognising that attending any events could be very challenging for our loyal audience members in the coming months.
“This is obviously an extremely difficult time for everyone. We send our best wishes to everyone in the world of brass bands and hope that we can welcome as many of our Brass in Concert ‘regulars’ as possible, as well as those new to the event, to Sage Gateshead on the weekend of 20-21 November 2021. We will be working tirelessly until then to ensure that the 2021 Brass in Concert Festival will be a bigger-and better-than-ever celebration of the very best in brass entertainment.”
Please bear with us during this unprecedented period. We will be in touch in due course about your tickets. Thank you for your patience and co-operation. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The 44th Brass in Concert Festival
The organisers of the Brass in Concert Festival are proud to announce that they have put together an outstanding programme of events on this the 16th occasion of its staging at Sage Gateshead.
The partnership between Sage Gateshead and Brass in Concert has been successful in offering access to outstanding facilities and giving opportunities to bands and audience to play and listen to music in its many forms.
Pace and vision have been at the heart of its activities with opening day focussed on youth and education with taster sessions, a concourse by elementary players, the 3rd Youth Brass in Concert Championship, a master class, an international showcase with Krohnengen from Norway and a Gala Concert featuring Tredegar Town and Foden’s bands with guest soloist, Philip Cobb, principal trumpet, London Symphony Orchestra.
The 2nd day sees 11 top class bands in the world competing for the 44th Brass in Concert title in 7 hours of music making of the highest quality.