Grimethorpe Colliery Band set to perform in Morley

The world renowned Grimethorpe Colliery Band is all set to serve up a night to remember at Morley Town Hall this weekend.

Led by celebrated conductor Dr Robert Childs, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band will delight the audience on Saturday March 15 with a varied programme including their signature piece Brassed Off Medley (arr Price), which is taken from the 1995 hit film Brassed Off. Also set to be performed will be Williams’ famous Indiana Jones (arr Farr), Price’s stunning Sunrise Over Blue Ridge and Bellstedt’s Napoli (arr Owenson) featuring a euphonium solo by Michael Dodds.

The programme also includes Rossini’s popular Barber of Seville Overture (arr Hawkins), Cook’s lively Bolivar (arr Ashmore) Lovatt-Cooper’s fast paced Where Eagles Sing and Nash’s beautiful Demelza featuring a soprano cornet solo by Kevin Crockford.

This concert at Morley Town Hall will be followed later in the month by a performance from the Leyland Band on Saturday 29 March. Now an independent group featuring thirty musicians, the band, who were crowned the West Area Champions in 2013, has earned a reputation as a much loved concert entertainer both at home and abroad.

Tickets for the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are priced at £13.50 (£11.50 concessions), while tickets to see the Leyland Band are priced at £11.50 (£9.50 concessions). To book call the Box Office on 0113 224 3801 or book online at www.leedsconcertseason.com.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for leisure and skills said:

"It is really fantastic to be able to welcome both the Grimethorpe Colliery Band and Leyland Band to Morley Town Hall later this month.

"Both concerts promise to be a superb night of entertainment, and as usual we would ask people to book their tickets as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment."

Notes to editors:

Grimethorpe Colliery Band was formed in 1917 as a leisure activity for the workmen at the colliery. International fame came to the band with the making of the 1995 film Brassed Off. The band recently became the first ever brass band to be an ensemble-in-residence at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2010 Grimethorpe enforced its reputation as the UK’s leader in brass band entertainment by winning Brass in Concert title for a record fifteenth time.

Dr Robert Childs, is a leading figure in the world of brass music and is the Principal Conductor and Director of Music at Grimethorpe Colliery Band. In 2000 Robert become the Musical Director and Conductor of Cory Band and during his tenure the band won many championships including the World Brass Band, National Brass Band of Great Britain, British Open and led the band to the No 1 position in the official World Rankings. Robert is currently Director of Brass Band Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music, Chairman of the NYBBGB and Managing Director of Performing Arts Education.

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Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

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