My Love Of Brass Bands

Preston, England
February 19, 2021 2:24pm CST
I have long been a fanatic for brass band and marching band music. If a parade goes by I have been so fixated on the bands that friends have just ended up abandoning me because I have been so entranced. Not surprisingly one of my favoute films is Brassed Off, as it centres on a Brass Band, one made up of a coal mining town mining community facing redundancy as the Thatcher Government shut the pits (an event that really happened) In the scene here, a new performer, the main female love interest auditions for the band with a stunning performance of Rodrigo's Concierto d'Aranjuez (jokingly referred to as Orange Juice). Like much of the film I adore it. Arthur Chappell
Scene featuring the late great Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald and Ewan McGregor...Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez never sounded better!
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• Midland, Michigan
20 Feb
I like listening to bands somewhat but I get bored with parades. Is rather sit at home than watch all the floats and we live close enough to where they go that we can hear the music quite a ways.
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@CarolDM (118315)
• Nashville, Tennessee
19 Feb
Sounds interesting.
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@dgobucks226 (25806)
20 Feb
Your brought back memories of my college band which performed at halftime of football games. Here's a link to their performance. Gives me goose bumps every time!
The Ohio State University Marching band, performing "Script Ohio."
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• Preston, England
20 Feb
wow, that is stunning choreography - I do like it when the bands break the traditional static or marching positions - this one, performing the theme from Rocky has a conductor dressed in character conducting in Boxing Gloves
Brass In Concert 2008 at The Sage, GatesheadGrimethorpe Colliery Bandfull DVD available from worldofbrass.com
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@dgobucks226 (25806)
20 Feb
@arthurchappell Very cool! And great uplifting song I'm ready for some 'roadwork.'
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• Preston, England
20 Feb
@dgobucks226 Another I like is this unexpected live action switch in Thunderbirds Are Go - the film, like the TV series was a puppet show but switching to the real band that provided the fantastic theme march was a touch of genius - additional joy in the credits acknowledging made up characters before admitting they don't exist
A truly fantastic audio score by composer Barry Gray for the Thunderbirds theme. Performed by HM British Royal Marine Band for the end credits of the 1966 fi...
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@crossbones27 (36319)
• Redlands, California
20 Feb
Good to see you buddy and I love some brass bands, some out of my league, but there is some cool street ones too.
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• Preston, England
20 Feb
There are some great unexpected street performances such as this flashmob performance of Sing Sing Sing
British Army musicians entertained unsuspecting passersby with a flashmob performance in Birmingham's Chamberlain Square. The 60 professionals, from both Reg...
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• Redlands, California
20 Feb
@arthurchappell Hells yeah I like that
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@LindaOHio (58769)
• United States
20 Feb
It was good to read something new about you! I feel I know you better now.
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• Preston, England
23 Feb
@LindaOHio I like to diversify my writings here
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@NJChicaa (95637)
• United States
19 Feb
I loved Brassed Off!
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• Preston, England
19 Feb
@NJChicaa A fabulous film
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@DocAndersen (35069)
• United States
20 Feb
i love the sound of a marching band (heavy with brass). but that is a great share - love it!
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@Bubba90 (820)
• Indonesia
20 Feb
I also like music, I listen to any music that I think is good to hear.
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@RebeccasFarm (22501)
• Denver, Colorado
26 Feb
I do like them also so lovely the brass bands
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