1st May 2012
Arts Council Brass Band Season 2012
The Villa Marina Arcade and gardens will play host to another Brass Band Season, beginning on Tuesday 1 May with the Salvation Army Band and ending on 25 September with Rushen Silver Band. The Brass Band Season is a popular annual feature of the Arts Council’s regular events, providing an opportunity for the brass bands of the Isle of Man to play regularly throughout the summer in the grounds of the Villa Marina. All of the Island’s brass bands will perform during the season, including for the first time the Manx Youth Wind Band.
Concerts take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8pm in the Villa Marina Arcade and on Sunday afternoons at 3pm in the Villa Marina Gardens if the weather is fine. In the event of bad weather Sunday concerts move to the Villa Marina Arcade. Admission is free, although the performing band may take a collection.
The Brass Band Season, supported by the IoM Arts Council, starts at 8pm in the Villa Arcade on Tuesday 1 May and admission is free.
Laurence Skelly, MHK, Arts Council Chairman said: ‘The Arts Council is delighted to support this showcase for our talented brass bands once again. Some of our local bands have won awards in UK competitions and as well as having two youth bands as part of the season this year, each band has its own talented group of young musicians which they nurture. It is fantastic to witness what a large community of top class brass musicians we have here on the island.’
For further information please contact the Isle of Man Arts Council on 694598, or email firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively, visit www.iomarts.com