CORY AIM­ING FOR GLORY AT BRASS IN CON­CERT

Cynon Valley - - BRASSBANDNOTES -

THE 42nd Brass in Con­cert Brass Band Cham­pi­onships take place on Sun­day, Novem­ber 18 at the Sage, Gateshead.

The orig­i­nal draw for the Brass in Con­cert Brass Band Cham­pi­onship was made months ago, but as has just been an­nounced, Vir­tu­osi GUS and Grimethorpe have very re­cently with­drawn from the com­pe­ti­tion.

The bands tak­ing part are: Fo­den’s, Brig­house & Ras­trick, Cory, Reg Vardy, Whit­burn, Foun­tain City (USA), Manger Musikklag (Nor­way), Flow­ers, Carl­ton Main Frick­ley Col­liery, At­lantic Brass Band (USA) and Ham­monds Sal­taire Band.

Cory – pre­vi­ous win­ners in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 – have it all to do as Fo­den’s are the 2018 Cham­pi­ons of Great Bri­tain af­ter beat­ing Cory by a point at the Royal Al­bert Hall on Oc­to­ber 6.

Foun­tain City who were North Amer­i­can Cham­pi­ons in 2018 and US Open Cham­pi­ons in 2016 along with fel­low Amer­i­can At­lantic Brass Band who were 2017 US Open Cham­pi­ons are pres­ti­gious threats not to men­tion Brig­house who were the 2017 Bri­tish Cham­pi­ons, but as the world ranked No1, Cory have the pedi­gree to do it.

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