Brass in the Blooms: Burton Concert Band
The bulbs are blooming, the birds are singing and the trumpets ring out across our lawn.
Throughout August, Birmingham Botanical Gardens present ‘Brass in the Blooms‘ a series of concert bands from across the country for your enjoyment.
No extra tickets needed – all included with your entry.
FINISHING OUR “BRASS IN THE BLOOMS” SEASON – BURTON CONCERT BAND.
Burton upon Trent has a long history of Brass Bands, which still continues. However, because of a very strong Local Education Authority policy in Woodwind tuition, the need for mixed Woodwind and Brass groups had caused a rise in Concert Bands in the U.K.
In order to fill this gap in Burton on Trent, David Haines (our current Musical Director), held a meeting in 1992 of local woodwind, brass and percussion players. As a result of that meeting, the Burton Concert Band was formed. Several members of the original band still play with us regularly.