City of Chester Brass Band

City of Chester Brass Band

Wed. 30th November 2016

Club Concerts gives a welcome to the City of Chester Brass Band and its Training Band. They will perform a selection of pieces from their extensive repertoire including some seasonal "lollipops".

Originating in the early 1850's the band was formed from money left over from a fund established by the 'Ladies of Chester', to buy a present for Queen Victoria. The money was donated to the Blue Coat School Foundation, and so the Blue Coat Band came about. With a likely formation date of 1853, the band celebrated its 150th Birthday in 2003.

Today the band proudly carries the City name and is totally self-supporting as a registered charity, with its own band room in Bedward Row. In 1997, the band was successful in obtaining a Lottery Grant that enabled the purchase of new instruments and the widening of public access to the band, brass band music and the formation of a thriving Training Band.

Both bands will perform at this concert which will be a mixture of music from the bands' repertoires with some seasonal "lollipops".

City of Chester Brass Band

Ewan Easton - Musical Director

and Training Band

Chris Hardy - conductor 

Venue: St Mary's Creative Space, 19:30, Wednesday 30th November 2016.

Tickets: £5 payable at the door. (Club Season ticket holders Free).

Chester Music Society reserves the right to alter or cancel programmes without notice.