Thursday, 21 June 2012

Coleshill Town Band is going for Gold as part of the cultural olympiad

The Coleshill Town Band is extremely pleased to be taking part in Brass The Baton, the only London 2012 Cultural Olympiad project designed specifically for Brass Bands.  

The project provides a unique opportunity for brass band musicians, and conductors, of all ages and abilities, to link up and participate in a huge relay race involving 5 conductor’s batons and a unique new music commission from Paul Lovatt-Cooper entitled “Going The Distance”.

Brass The Baton is being produced by the British Federation of Brass Bands and was awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark last year in recognition of an exceptional and innovative project inspired by the 2012 Games.

Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games said: Brass The Baton is encouraging all Brass Bands to fulfil their potential. I am proud that with the help of partners such as the British Federation of Brass Bands we are delivering our vision to use the power of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to boost participation in Brass Band music making throughout the country.’

With over 150 brass bands / ensembles and over 7,000 brass band musicians set to take part in Brass The Baton this summer the Coleshill Town Band will be “Going The Distance” for the Red Baton Relay when they receive the baton from Over Wyre Brass at New Street Station on Saturday 23rd June in  advance of their concert Olmypic Gold, Silver & Brass at Coleshill Town Hall on 23rd June at 7.30pm which will feature  a massed band of Coleshill Town Band & Coleshill Youth Brass performing “Going the Distance” and one or two surprises to boot!

If you would like to see what else is happening during the Brass The Baton relay then please check out the website where an interactive map will show you what’s happening where and when at events across the UK.

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