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Band looking for brass to keep going after 100 years

PUBLISHED: 15:00 04 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:20 05 October 2010

MEMBERS of East London’s champion brass band celebrate the ensemble’s centenary with a free public concert tomorrow (Sat). The East London Brass Band is giving the two-hour concert at Trinity Walthamstow Church at 5pm

By Else Kvist

MEMBERS of East London’s champion brass band celebrate their centenary with a free public concert tomorrow (Saturday).

The East London Brass Band, which got into the national Brass Bands finals in the summer, is giving the two-hour concert at Trinity Walthamstow Church at 5pm.

There’s no entree fee, but they are taking the collection bucket round to raise brass to help pay for the band’s musical programme.

Conductor Jayne Murill said: “Reaching the national championships was a fantastic way to celebrate our centenary.

“The band has had many name changes and amalgamations over the past 100 years.

“But the one thing that has remained constant has been providing music and entertainment for the community.”

The band was established just in time for Christmas back in 1909. Brass bands were at their loudest in Edwardian times with 600 in London alone. Today the number has dwindled to just a handful.


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