Great Yarmouth Brass Band to celebrate £2,500 of funding with a free concert

Great Yarmouth Brass Band. Picture: GYBB

Great Yarmouth Brass Band. Picture: GYBB - Credit: Archant

A brass band is celebrating funding success with a free concert at a Great Yarmouth church.

Ron Larkins. Picture: Submitted

Ron Larkins. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

The Great Yarmouth Brass Band has been successful in recent bids for funding,

They have been awarded a total of £2,500 from the New Endeavour Rangers Fund and the Brighter Future Fund.

The awarded funds will enable the band to run an outreach programme, working in partnership with local schools in order to offer instrumental tuition to a small number of targeted children who would, otherwise, be precluded from learning an instrument.

The funds will also provide teaching materials and music stands for the participants.

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This Sunday, October 15, there is a concert called Future Brass 2017 at Christchurch in King Street, Great Yarmouth.

The concert starts at 2pm.

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The concert will include items by GY Future Brass, Great Yarmouth Brass and massed bands items.

The Ron Larkins Memorial Shield will be presented to the winner of the annual Future Brass Solo Competition which is being held this Friday, and the winner will be invited to perform their solo at the concert.

A spokesman for Great Yarmouth Brass Band said: 'We are sure that Ron, 'Mr Brass Band', would be very pleased with the efforts to encourage young brass and percussion players and even more pleased that we now have players from GY Future Brass attending rehearsals and engagements with the senior band.'

Admission to the concert is free – there will be a retiring collection for Future Brass funds.

Refreshments will be available during the concert interval, and there will also be a raffle and cake stall.

The bands would be pleased to hear from anyone who is interested in learning or returning to playing a brass or percussion instrument.

For more details visit the Great Yarmouth Brass Band website at, visit its Facebook page, or feel free to come and speak to members at the concert, or visit a rehearsal at Cobholm Community Centre on a Tuesday (Senior Band 7.30pm til 9.45 pm) or Friday (Future Brass 6pm til 7.15pm).

The band is currently a 4th section band, conducted by Colin Swaep.

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