Brass In Concert 2020
Youth Brass In Concert Championships
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.
Join us for the third Youth Brass in Concert Championship on Saturday 14 November 2020.
Bands include 2019 Champions Wardle Academy Youth Band and local favourite Houghton Area Youth, featuring soloists, colourful costumes and choreography in a 20 minute programme of quality music performances.
These young brass bands present the very best that youth bands have to offer in entertainment, full of vibrancy and life you will be thrilled by the enthusiasm of these young performers.
Concourse Performance: Please note a free performance will take place on the Concourse at 11.15am by Elementary players from the Bedlington and Ashington area to be followed by the Youth Brass in Concert Championship at 12noon in Sage One.