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RNCM Brass Band Festival

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The RNCM Brass Band Festival is back, after a year off! This unique Festival features five of the UK’s leading brass bands. The RNCM also welcomes top international soloist Peter Moore (trombone), along with a major contribution showcasing the skills and talents of the RNCM brass students.

The Festival marks the contribution to the brass band medium by some of Britain’s finest 20th Century composers, as we celebrate Sir Malcolm Arnold, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Ray Steadman-Allen, all of whom are hitting major milestones. No RNCM Brass Band Festival would be complete without a substantial offering of new or recent work, from composers including Judith Weir, Peter Graham, Simon Dobson, Liz Lane and Errollyn Wallen.

A strong focus this year on young talent leads to a showcase from local youth brass bands, alongside a presentation from Brass Bands England on their pioneering work with young musicians around the country. You can also hear new chamber works from emerging young composers in the final of the sixth John Golland Award.

RNCM Brass Band Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of Getzen, Yamaha, the John Golland Trust and The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust.

Tickets are now on sale!

If you have not received your tickets in the post for RNCM Brass Band Festival events, they will be available for you to collect at the Box Office on the day of the event.

Festival Discount:

Purchase tickets for 3 or more paid events and automatically receive a 10% discount at checkout. Please note this discount only applies when booking events as part of a single transaction.