Brass Bands In The UK
A brass band is a band of people playing a range range of brass and percussion type instruments. These brass bands go way back and and had a tradition of competing with other bands in different areas.The tradition for marching bands and brass bands is still strong with local communities with great bands competing in competition and it is organized into 2 section with promotions each year for improving bands.
A really good selection of brass bands can be seen at the Durham Miners' Gala each year with events held on whit Friday in the greater Manchester area. This is a large event with hundreds of brass bands competing.