CORY AIMING FOR GLORY AT BRASS IN CONCERT
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Band Championship was made months ago, but as has just been announced, Virtuosi GUS and Grimethorpe have very recently withdrawn from the competition.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.