CBBB takes part in Commonwealth Day

It’s been a busy time for the band. Riding high on the results from the Midlands Area contest, the band took part in a Commonwealth Ceremony on Monday at the Council House, Birmingham.

Alongside Birmingham City Council Choir, Claire Noakes, and Eternal Taal the band performed to dignitaries, faith leaders and congregation in a celebration of friendship.

It was an honour to be part of this event to mark this special day in our home city.

Celebrating the Commonwealth

On the 9th March, with people from around the world, we’ll be taking part in the annual celebration for Commonwealth Day.

Birmingham is holding its own event at the Council House at which the City of Birmingham Brass Band will be entertaining visitors as they enter and leave the ceremony.  We’ll also be accompanying the congregation for hymns and the national anthem.

The ceremony will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham alongside other celebrated guests representing member countries. Birmingham City Council Choir, Eternal Taal, and Clare Noakes will be performing to commemorate the occasion.

There are more than 2.4 billion people within the Commonwealth and we’re delighted to be taking part in joining people together in our home city.

Kicking off the Christmas season

The Christmas season is here and the band kicked off the season in style.

On Thursday, our band announced the opening of the famous Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market and the switching on of the city centre Christmas lights with a grand fanfare.

We joined the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Mohammed Azim who pressed the button to light up the Christmas tree.

The crowd attending the event were then treated to a selection of carols which floated down into Victoria Square from our position on the balcony of the Council House.

This year marks the Frankfurt Christmas Market’s 20th visit to Birmingham so it was great to be part of the celebration.

There are many more festive outings for the band this season. We’ll be playing again at the German Market so make sure you visit when we’re there! Find out more about our upcoming gigs (including our Christmas Concert on the 7th December) here.