Golborne Brass Band has concert surprises planned
12:20pm Sunday 18th August 2013 in NW
A BAND that was formed nearly 150 years ago is set to create a stir within the brass band world.
The Golborne Brass Band is planning a string of concerts with a difference orchestrated by new leader Paul Andrews.
From Michael Buble to Mexican hats, from a euphonium-playing Elvis to dancing nuns, the band has planned two concerts with a difference, including an outdoor farm concert.
Paul said: "We want to bring in new ideas, to attract people who've not been to a brass concert before and have probably got the wrong idea of what it's all about.
"So there won't be a march, but there will be guys getting up on their feet in some wacky costumes, playing the sort of pieces that will take everyone by surprise.”
Golborne Band is one of the oldest village bands in the country, dating back to 1867, but its approach to music now is anything but traditional.
Paul said: "We're pushing forward the boundaries of the brass band - we think the audiences will enjoy it as pure entertainment, and the band love playing this stuff too.”
The first concert is at the Daten Sports & Social Club in Culcheth on August 31 and the second is at Kenyon Hall Farm, Winwick Lane, on September 14.
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