Celebrated Virtuosi brass band, recognised the world over, set for Chatteris concert

The Virtuosi Gus band are performing in Chatteris.

The Virtuosi Gus band are performing in Chatteris. - Credit: Archant

A celebrated brass band will perform at Chatteris Parish Church on July 4.

The Kettering-based Virtuosi Gus Band are Midlands Champions and ranked 17th in the world by www.4barsrest.com.

The concert, Stars and Stripes, will be a celebration of American music including works by Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and John Williams.

In January 1933, Fred Felton called a Northants Evening Telegraph reporter to his factory to tell him: “We are going to form a band and we are going to aim high”.

Two years later the Munn and Felton Works Band were champions of Great Britain - and a brass band legend was born that has lived on for over 80 years.

He started a musical tradition, which is continued by one of the most famous names in the brass band world - Gus.

Under the names of Munn and Felton, Gus, The Gus Band, Rigid Containers Group Band, Travelsphere Holidays Band and now the Virtuosi Gus Band, the sound of Kettering brass has rung throughout Britain, Europe and America in concert halls, on television and radio and on records and CDs.

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The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) from Nick Garman on 07527 636147, in person at Elizabeths Florist in Chatteris, or at the door on the day.

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