Open Invitation To Listen To The Virtuosi GUS Brass Band
The band is fine tuning its performance in preparation for the British Open Brass Band Competition taking place at Birmingham Symphony Hall this Saturday (September 12).
Rehearsals are taking place tonight (Monday, September 7), Tuesday and Thursday from 8pm to 10pm in the Academy theatre.
Director of Music Clive Wears, who has been a percussionist in the Northampton-based band for the past 16 years, said: "We are looking forward to the challenge of the set test piece. There is an awful lot of percussion in the piece so it is keeping us extremely busy."
The band is one of 17 from across the country that have qualified for the prestigious competition. It will be playing Herman Pallhuber's 'Titan's Progress' in the competition and is hoping to repeat its performance back in 1989 when it won the title.
For more information on the GUS band log onto www.gus.somethingbrass.com