Birmingham celebrates the Platinum Jubilee

To mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, the city of Birmingham provided 4 days of entertainment.

On Saturday, CBBB took to the stage for two sets of popular music including film music, songs and a rousing performance of Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance which had the audience singing along. Despite the drizzle a large audience were ready to be entertained in Victoria Square.

The performance was part of a huge programme of artists and bands across the weekend. We’re delighted to have been part of this national celebration in the city.

An afternoon of music, celebration and cream teas

What a way to kick off the Jubilee celebrations!

We had a great time playing songs from the shows, marches, and some brass band classics. Well done to our solo horn player Phil who performed a beautiful solo of ‘You’re always there’. A rousing rendition of Pomp and Circumstance (with plenty of flag waving and singing) finished the afternoon with gusto!

Thank you to Admaston Methodist Church for hosting us, for the cream teas, and for being a fantastic audience.

Boogies at Butlins

This time last week 16 members of the band were rounding off their weekend at Butlins Mineworkers Brass Band Festival. They had an epic weekend listening to Brass bands compete in their sections, including the fantastic Championship entertainment contest. They had the pleasure of being entertained by Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Oomparty Band, and Backstage Brass, who were all amazing. And even managed to get on the beach for a bit of their own wacky Brass playing!

Everyone really enjoyed the social scene and having great fun together with lots of food, drink and laughs. I think they’ve just about recovered!…

Dancing the night away

Carolling – Stratford-upon-Avon

Come and join us in Stratford-upon-Avon this Sunday.

We’re back with carols and your favourite Christmas tunes from 10am to 2pm at Bell Court in the centre of town. Birmingham Brass will be bringing Christmas joy to shoppers and visitors at this weekend.Lady plays cornet in Christmas elf outfit

Carolling – Tesco Superstore

Carolling at Tesco, Camden Street.

If you prefer your Christmas shopping with a soundtrack of a traditional brass band then don’t miss us!  We’ll be performing classic Christmas carols and festive tunes to brighten your shopping experience.

Carolling – Selly Park Tavern

Carolling at Selly Park Tavern, Birmingham.

Classic Christmas carols and festive tunes to entertain you this winter season.  Come along to hear the sounds of a traditional brass band.  There’ll be something for everyone!

A fond farewell

We’re sorry to have said goodbye to our soprano player Oli who rehearsed with us for the last time this week.

Oli has been a dedicated member of the City of Birmingham Brass Band since 2104 and he will be sorely missed as he makes the exciting move to Norway for a new job.

We wish him all the best in his next adventure!