Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Uckfield Concert Brass (music)

Uckfield Concert Brass will be performing three concerts at (or near to - depending on building works) Eastbourne Bandstand during the 2012 Summer Season.

The group began way back in 1957 providing a place for brass enthusiasts to learn, play and to give and receive enjoyment in music making. Their youth section encourages local young musicians and the full band can usually be spotted in the Lewes Bonfire processions in November. The following YouTube clip is of the tune, A Closer Walk, filmed in Crawley in 2009


Their first and third Eastbourne dates in 2012 (6th June and 12th Sept) will be the spectacular 1812 Firework Concerts. These have become a strong Eastbourne tradition occuring each Wednesday evening through the Summer. Residents and visitors alike gather to listen to nearly two hours of concert music. The finale of each of these concerts is Tchaikovsky's famous 1812 Overture accompanied by a spectacular Firework display.

Uckfield Brass will also play a Sunday Night on the Proms concert on the 24th of June. A strong dose of British patriotism, these concerts will surely be even more popular in Jubilee Year. You can expect lots of flag waving and bobbing up and down to an hour and a half of traditional Prom songs such as Land Of Hope & Glory and Rule Britannia. (If you do not already have your own flag, shops along the seafront will be happy to sell you one!)

1812 Firework Concerts, Eastbourne Bandstand, 6th June and 12th September, 20:00
Sunday Night on the Proms Concert, Eastbourne Bandstand, 24th June, 19:30.
Various Prices. Tickets are available in person from the Seafront Office, by telephone on 01323 410611, or online at http://www.eastbournebandstand.co.uk/booking/

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