March Brass 2000 and Brighouse & Rastrick Band enjoy sell out performance

PUBLISHED: 12:23 20 September 2016 | UPDATED: 12:23 20 September 2016

View of audience from the stage with Brighouse Band.

View of audience from the stage with Brighouse Band.

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March Brass 2000 and The Brighouse & Rastrick Band performed to a sold out crowd of 400 at Neale Wade Academy over the weekend.

March Brass President Peter Sutterby, presented with memento by Brighouse musical director David King.March Brass President Peter Sutterby, presented with memento by Brighouse musical director David King.

The concert was a held in celebration of the brass group’s 125 year anniversary.

Chairman Peter Sutterby said: “The visit was a dream come true.

“My son, Nigel, their conductor, revelled in the opportunity of taking charge of both bands in the final, for a very well received rendition of The Floral Dance.”

Debbie Watts, honourable secretary of March Brass 2000, presented with memento by Brighouse musical director David KingDebbie Watts, honourable secretary of March Brass 2000, presented with memento by Brighouse musical director David King

A spokesman for March Brass 2000, said: “The evening opened with March Brass 2000 performing two pieces, which included Steel Skies, composed by Alan Fernie.

“Then Brighouse treated the audience to a feast of fine music. In all styles and rhythms ranging from the 18th to the 21st Century.

“Solos, gentle, traditional and very modern compositions. Quiet or thunderous brass sound vibrating around the packed hall.

“Finally the two bands joined the stage; the ‘dream’ had come true.

“The audience applauded long and loud, having witnessed a ’tour de force’ in musical terms by both the visitors, and our very own March Brass 2000.”

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