First, the bad news

After almost a decade of thoroughly enjoyable music-making we are sad to have to confirm that, due a combination of relocations, resignations and anno domini, we have brought down the curtain on Berkshire Brass.

Some wonderful concerts have been enjoyed, in all manner of venues, and we have been privileged to work in collaboration with excellent choirs and outstandingly talented individuals, such as the keyboardiste Ken Harratt and the choral conductor Dr Sarah Tenant-Flowers.

We remember many splendid and hard-working concert organisers, to whom we remain extremely grateful - not just for opportunities to perform but for the cups of tea, sandwiches and fruit cake that keep brass players properly fuelled and happy.

And we've delivered some innovative programming (including a couple of world firsts); included original works to encourage folk to keep writing for brass; and generally tried to spread the message that brass playing doesn't have to be all about volume.

But now, sadly, it's over. Except for the good news, which is raising, at our best guess, in excess of £25,000 for charities and worthy causes.

Anthony Peagam administrator
Berkshire Brass
Park Gate Barn
Bramley Corner
Hampshire RG26 5DJ
T 01256 881552
E anthonypeagam@btinternet.com

28 September 2017