Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Sunday 3rd April 2016
You could say that the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are the real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off and they’re coming to The Playhouse!
Formed in 1917, the world renowned Grimethorpe Colliery Band has become a British Institution. Throughout the years their competition successes include 16 Brass in Concert championship titles, 11 times Yorkshire Regional Champions, two English National Championship victories, four times British Open Champions and four times National Champion Brass Band of Great Britain.
2015 has seen the Grimethorpe Colliery Band sale through the Yorkshire Regional Championships in order to qualify for the Finals of the National Championships of Great Britain once again at London’s Royal Albert Hall in October. They have also recently won the coveted title of British Open Brass Band Champions 2015, a title that has eluded them since 1991.
They have been invited to perform at many events including the FIFA World Cup, BAFTA Awards, BBC Proms, Eurovision and the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony as well as a wealth of national and international television/radio appearances.
The Grimethorpe Colliery Band is promising a wonderfully entertaining show with a magnificent programme of popular material including Carnival in Venice, 1812 Overture, Death or Glory, Glenn Miller tribute and of course an extended section of tunes from the hit movie Brassed Off.