‘A world class brass band’

Halifax Courier - - Schoolsnews Brooksbank -

The Brooks­bank School is hon­oured and de­lighted to be host­ing a con­cert star­ring the Grimethorpe Col­liery Band.

Cast your mind back to the coal and cor­nets film ‘Brassed Off’ and you may re­mem­ber the heart-warm­ing story of Grimethorpe’s rise to the top of the brass band game within a week of pit clo­sure.

In­ter­na­tional star­dom re­sulted and Grimethorpe Col­liery Band have led the field of ex­cel­lence ever since.

On May 22 Grimethorpe are to play in the school main hall in a con­cert which will also fea­ture lo­cal stars, El­land Sil­ver Band.

Mr Jamie Cooper, who is Head of Mu­sic at the school, is es­pe­cially pleased to bring the con­cert to fruition. Apart from teach­ing mu­sic, Mr Cooper also hap­pens to play cor­net in the band and even he was sur­prised at the rev­e­la­tion!

“This is a world class brass band,” said Mr Cooper, “it’s such a big gig for us as a school. We are as lucky to be able to host Grimethorpe as they rarely play out­side large con­cert halls.”

For clas­si­cal mu­sic lovers, June 10 is a date not to be missed when Hud­der­s­field Phil­har­monic Orches­tra, once again, grace the main hall at Brooks­bank.

Tick­ets prices start from £4 and £3 for con­ces­sions. Avail­able from: bbs.calderdale.sch.uk/school­shop.

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