Brass in Concert is the World's premier brass band entertainment contest. It is widely recognised as a North East success story and from a one-off occasion in 1977 has grown to become the leading event of its kind in the world. The event prides itself on featuring world-class bands at elite-level, offering unique and engaging sets. Alongside creative programming, innovative lighting and choreography add to the audio-visual experience of the event, appealing to all ages and lovers of all forms of music and entertainment.
Brass in Concert is committed to using its stage to help develop young people and give them high-quality performance opportunities. Over the past few years we have done this in a number of ways:
- Our Aspire Programme welcomes beginner players from across the North East to take part in a day of workshops delivered by Brass Bands England culminating with a fun-filled concert to their friends and family with young people getting the chance to perform on the main stage of The Glasshouse.
- Youth Brass in Concert supports the elite-level of youth banding with a unique opportunity for young players of high-performing bands a fantastic opportunity to take part in a competitive entertainment contest.
In addition to hosting these inspiring opportunities for young people, Brass in Concert (alongside sponsors and funders) have been able to support schools travel to the event and free tickets to young people to watch the action!
Participants of the 2022 Aspire Day perfoming on stage of Sage One
We need your help to keep young people at the heart of Brass in Concert. We are fundraising so that every year young people can perform, participate or have opportunity to be audiences of The Brass in Concert Festival.
As costs rise, running these important youth events become more challenging ever year. A small contribution will make all the difference to helping young people across the North East and beyond to continue to be inspired by brass!