The Brass is coming

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Brass bands have always been a feature of English life, especially in the Midlands and the North.  They have always been associated with the mining and mill industries, developing over the years into very accomplished and polished musical acts.

Pattaya now has the chance to enjoy one of the top Brass Bands in the UK, Desford Colliery Brass Band, brought to you by Pattaya Classical Music (see Pattaya Classical Music .com) in co-operation with Pattaya International Ladies Club.

Desford Colliery Brass Band will be performing at the Siam Bayshore hotel on Oct. 26.Desford Colliery Brass Band will be performing at the Siam Bayshore hotel on Oct. 26.

Founded in 1898 but not known as Desford then, the band has gone from strength to strength in its achievements.  It has won the UK National Championships four times and other titles as well.

Desford has toured the world as an ambassador of British culture and heritage.  After one tour of the USA they were so popular that in their wake seven brass bands were started in several American cities.  They have received accolades from Bangkok, Moscow, Chicago, Singapore, Japan and several European countries.

Desford has also recorded several CDs, receiving much critical acclaim.  This is because their virtuosity and range of musical abilities has meant they play not only the traditional Brass band pieces but have moved into the fields of Classical and pop music.  They can play almost anything from Bach to Bernstein and their concert on the 26th October at Siam Bayshore in Pattaya will illustrate this wonderfully.

The concert starts at 5pm and costs 500 baht (300 baht for those under 26) and seating is limited to 300 people.  Tickets can be obtained from Siam Bayshore, Pattaya City Expats Club, Rotary and Pattaya International Ladies Club.  It is anticipated that this will be a “sell-out” event and therefore there is every chance that there will be no tickets available at the door on the night.  Make sure that you do not miss out by getting your tickets now.