Part of the world famous GUS Band’s mission statement is to promote education and to partner with local arts organisations and our concert on 26th March at the Spinney Theatre, Northampton nicely brings these particular aims together by linking up with the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust. The Brass Band Spectacular concert will see the band sharing the stage with the County Junior and County Youth Brass Bands and the newly formed County Junior Brass Ensemble.
The County Youth Brass Band is one of NMPATs flagship ensembles, performing regularly and festivals and competitions up and down the country. They also take part in bi-annual tours and have performed in many prestigious venues across Europe. The County Junior Brass Band nurtures and develops student to enable them to progress through the ranks of the NMPAT County Group system. The County Junior Brass Ensemble is newly re-formed this term – so will only have had 10 rehearsals before their first performance at this concert – and provides young brass players with an early experience of ensemble playing.
The GUS Band is really excited to be sharing the stage with the talented youth players from around Northamptonshire especially as there are close ties between the band and NMPAT: Rob Fleming one of the GUS horn players conducts the County Junior Brass Band, Owen Yarrow one the band’s percussionists plays in the County Youth Brass Band and George Bruce, principal Euphonium with GUS is a former County Youth Brass and Concert Band member.
This really will be a spectacular event and tickets are available now from the NMPAT office or at the door on the night.