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The Band is Brassed Off

Anymore everyone is upset about something. Politics, sports, the weather, you name it. Even community bands can get a little angry every now and then. Take for example the 1996 classic movie Brassed Off starring Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, and Ewan McGregor. Along with bad times hitting Grimethorpe, the Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band faces all sorts of internal turmoil, yet still finds a way to not just survive yet thrive. The Manchester Civic Band is celebrating this film in its spring concert series, performing songs from the movie. Best of all, unlike Tara Fitzgerald’s super-fake horn playing, you can be assured that the Civic Band’s trumpet section will be playing in full force.

Brassed Off Movie Poster, Wikipedia

Practices are in full force, 7:00 p.m. in the band room. Get out those horns, buy some new reeds, oil those valves, and get over to the Manchester Jr. Sr. High School band room to play! The band will first perform for the year at the annual Memorial Day event on May 28, 2018.

Posted at 3:11 pm on March 16th, 2018. RSS Feed

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