All New Crewe Brass Band Rebuilt Under Reunited Former Fodens’ Duo

Article: Jonathan White
Photograph: Supplied with permission

There are only a matter of days before the ‘Full Steam Ahead’ evening concert featuring a brand-new Crewe Brass takes place in the Exhibition Hall at the Crewe Heritage Centre on Vernon Way in Crewe this Saturday (1st October 2022).  

Crewe Brass practicing at Crewe Heritage Centre

The concert is in association with Crewe Heritage Centre with doors open at 7pm and the concert commencing at 7:30pm. There is free parking and train displays.

Crewe Brass will feature an all-new line-up introducing their new Musical Director Adam Shilton at the helm, who along with the dedicated committee has in brought new players and new Associate Conductor Ian Raisbeck.

A representative from Crewe Brass said: “We are really looking forward to this concert. We have been so lucky to have appointed Adam Shilton as Musical Director who has helped our development above and beyond, and in addition has introduced Ian Raisbeck as Associate Conductor. Adam and Ian, who are both recent Fodens’ players bring with them a wealth of experience at the highest level making a formidable team and we have risen like a phoenix from the ashes to a full band again. We are a registered charity and depend totally on the support of the public.

“We have worked so incredibly hard to get the point of being concert ready again, and we have the perfect rehearsal and concert facility in this fantastic Exhibition Hall. This concert is the culmination of everyone’s hard work, and we hope that everyone will come and support Crewe Brass. There is literally music for everyone, from traditional brass band music, musical theatre right through to Queen.”

Tickets = £5pp and are available on the door on Saturday night. Tickets can also be purchased from the Crewe Heritage Centre Shop, the Crewe Heritage Centre website, or by contacting Crewe Brass band members or Rob Richardson 07928730653.

Crewe Brass are a third section competing brass band in the North West area and are well known throughout South Cheshire and beyond. They have a history going back forty years. They were formed when the North Midland Co-operative Society sponsored one of the best youth bands in the country – South Cheshire Young Brass – and included players from the United Co-op Youth Band.

 For further information relating to Crewe Brass, please send them an email: crewebrassband@gmail.com , or visit their website: CreweBrass.com and Facebook page.