Music for Youth
On Wednesday 4th July, the massed forces involved in the Love Music Trust 'Brass Revolution' performance headed to Birmingham for the National Takeover Day of the 2018 Music For Youth Festival.
The Love Music Trust commissioned British composer award winner Andy Scott to write 'Brass Revolution' specially for the Birmingham performance, a piece that celebrated the musical pathways for young brass players in Cheshire East.
In all 175 young brass players took to the stage at Birmingham Town Hall, with performers present from Haslington Primary School Year 5 Wider Opportunities programme, members of the LMT post-First Access Academy Band, Lions Youth, Macclesfield Youth and Poynton Youth Brass Bands, Foden's Youth Band and Foden's senior Band to perform the 18 minute composition.
Dressed in specially designed 'Brass Revolution' t-shirts, the super-sized ensemble wowed the audience with their funky rhythms, improvisation, hard hitting grooves and melodic singing leading to a much deserved standing ovation by audience. Huge thanks to all those involved in this mammoth project; it was a real celebration of the brass opportunities and pathways for young musicians in Cheshire East, brilliantly conceived and delivered with style!