The City of Birmingham Brass Band is a group of musicians based in central Birmingham. We perform regularly at concert venues and on bandstands in the city and across the West Midlands.
15th July - Ironbridge Gorge Brass Festival This was the 2nd year that The City of Birmingham Brass Band have appeared at the Ironbridge Gorge Festival and a good time was had by all involved. The band played a selection of tunes including the popular march Castell Coch and hits from the shows in Memory, Oliver! and Breezin' Down Broadway. It was breezy all round in fact as at one point our principal cornet player's music blew completely off the stand and was caught by a quick thinking member of the audience! The featured soloist of the day was Naomi Stephenson, our principal Euphonium player, who gave a sensitive account of the beautiful Welsh melody Myfanwy. A rousing finale to the band's appearance was guaranteed with the classic Dam Busters March by Eric Coates.
The CIty of Birmingham Brass Band welcome The Handsworth Community Choir and special guests from the One Handed Musical Instrument Trust (OHMI) to join them in a summer concert celebrating music from around the world and culminating in a traditional Proms finale!
Bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoor garden setting of Joseph Chamberlain Colege (unless it rains). We can't guarantee the weather but you can be sure of a varied and eclectic programme of entertaining music with some specially arranged joint items from the choir, the band and the OHMI students. There will be something for everyone!