Friday, May 29, 2009

Puget Brass Concert on June 7th

Baritone horn Puget Brass, a traditional British style brass band, will give a free public concert at the Redmond Library on Sunday, June 7th at 2:00pm. The brass band movement is an outgrowth of the industrial revolution in Britain. The bands began as social gatherings in small communities, where men and women were often housed and employed by the same company.

In the mining industry, bands were sponsored by companies, and over time contests with rival company bands developed. At the turn of the 20th century, these contests drew audiences of up to seventy thousand in large industrial cities, such as Manchester. Today hundreds of brass bands worldwide, like Puget Brass, keep the spirit and fun of the brass band golden-age alive.

Scottish colliery brass band - 1890

About Puget Brass
Puget Brass is a local British brass band that performs traditional and contemporary music throughout the Pacific Northwest. Brass instruments From school teachers to Boeing engineers, truck drivers to entrepreneurs, the group brings together 30 community brass and percussion musicians to perform this genre of music.

Puget Brass was formed in 1999. The group was inspired by the movie, Brassed Off, which is based on a modern-day English mining town and its brass band. The band members’ camaraderie combined with the movie’s stirring renditions of songs such as Danny Boy and Floral Dance served as a model for Puget Brass.

Redmond Library Board

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