Musical delights for all the family
Music lovers will be able to combine the sunny weather with the sounds of brass bands this summer when Erewash Borough Council presents its hugely popular Bold as Brass series of free concerts.
Starting the 2018 line-up will be Ilkeston Brass Band who will be performing at Victoria Park in the town on Sunday June 3 at 2pm.
Ilkeston Brass is a family orientated band with a history dating back to the 1930’s, when it was known as “The Stanton Ironworks Band”. They are a competitive 4th Section Band, based in the East Midlands Area. They will also be closing the season on Sunday August 25 at Erewash Museum.
Councillor Michael Wallis, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for all ages to experience the sounds of real brass band music while relaxing in the beautiful parks and gardens Erewash has to offer.”
Full details of the concert programme are as follows:
- Sunday 3 June - Victoria Park, Ilkeston, 2pm Ilkeston Brass
- Sunday 10 June - West Park, Long Eaton, 2pm Long Eaton Silver Prize Band
- Sunday 17 June - Memorial Hall, Brookside Road, Breadsall 2.30pm Stapleford Salvation Army Band
- Sunday 1 July - St Peter’s Park Little Eaton, 2pm Belper Town Wind Band
- Sunday 1 July - Leisure Green, off Derby Road, Draycott, 2.30pm, Rolls Royce Band
- Sunday 8 July - Stanley Village Hall, 2pm, Derwent Valley Wind Band
- Sunday 15 July - West Hallam Village Gardens, 2pm, Matlock Band
- Sunday 15 July - Victoria Park Ilkeston, 6pm, Derwent Valley Wind Band
- Sunday 5 August - Duffield Close, The Green, Breaston, 2.30pm, Matlock Band
- Sunday 5 August - West Park Long Eaton, 2pm, South Notts Hussars Assn Band
- Sunday 25 August - Erewash Museum Ilkeston, 2pm, Ilkeston Brass
All the events are free. Seating is limited for the outdoor concerts in West Park and Victoria Park so concert-goers are advised to take along their own chairs or blankets.
In the event of bad weather the concerts at Victoria Park will be relocated to St Mary’s Church, Market Place, Ilkeston and the West Park concerts relocated to St Lawrence Church, Market Place, Long Eaton.