Following the announcement in the Newsletter sent out on the 10th October that there would be an event in February 2017, I can now give you details.
Your band is invited to take part in the Festival of Cornish Brass, which is to be held on Saturday 4th February 2017, in St Michaels Church, Newquay.
This Festival will be non competitive with no registration and you may play as many or as few players as you wish. Each band is invited to play a own choice programme of music, for a maximum of twenty-five minutes, including announcements. If you feel you cannot manage the full time we would be delighted to include you in the day with a shorter programme. Depending on numbers, we plan to start approximately mid-morning and finish around tea time. The order of playing will be decided by ballot prior to the day, and bands will be advised accordingly. All the big percussion will be provided, so there is no need even to go to the hassle and expense of bringing yours. A list will be provided.
To secure your “spot” all we ask is for a deposit in the form of a cheque, for £100, which will be held by myself and returned to you after your performance. A voucher to be used at Trevada Music will be given to all bands taking part, and any profit from the day will be divided equally among the bands appearing. In order to assist with planning the day, we would like your booking form and cheque back by Friday 2nd December please. Admission to the Church to listen will be £5.00 per person across the board, with under tens free.
The Committee hope very much you will be able to support us in this new venture, which for the moment will take the place of the contest. Perhaps in the future when the date has become a fixture in the banding calendar it may be possible to add some competitive element, but for the moment let’s showcase Cornish banding at its best and let people hear and see what brass bands in Cornwall are all about.
Please contact the secretary to enter.
Mrs Frances Calver Windfall Rylands St Breward Cornwall PL30 4LX
Tel/fax: 01208 851235
Mob: 07774 890453