Remembrance Sunday with Brass Bands – Sunday 12 November

Tredegar Band

Warwickshire and Coventry Youth Brass

Ian Porthouse & Simon Hogg conductors


Brass Band music for Remembrance Sunday including Canzona by Robert Simpson and Men Marching by Robin Holloway (two Leamington-born composers). With Strauss’s Festmusik der Stadt Wien and Sibelius’s Finlandia, several solo items, and a Judy Garland Tribute, there is something for everyone – all played by our local talented youth players and a champion band back again in Leamington after last year’s triumphant appearance in the Royal Spa Centre.

“Listeners were left spellbound in admiration” –

Concert generously sponsored by Wiglesworth & Co

£22 unreserved
(£1 children / students)

Remembrance Sunday with Champion Bands

Tredegar Band

Royal Birmingham
Conservatoire Brass Band

Youth Brass 2000

Ian Porthouse & Chris Jeans conductors


Music for Remembrance Sunday, Ralph Vaughan Williams 150th anniversary and popular brass band pieces played by champion bands, plus the Band from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire that made such an impact last October. The Tredegar Band has played in two BBC Proms this summer and has just signed this year’s winner of BBC Young Musician – percussionist, Jordan Ashman, who is studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and will be performing in this brass spectacular!

“Listeners were left spellbound in admiration” –

£20 unreserved
(£1 children / students)

“Brass Explosion!”

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Band

and The Shirley Band


Sparks will fly when these two outstanding brass bands – the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Band (Ian Porthouse conductor) and The Shirley Band (Tom Stoneman conductor) – combine for an evening of explosive brass music.

The concert includes music by John Williams, a virtuosic tour de force, Volcano, written by Leamington-born composer, Robert Simpson, and the premiere of a new work for double brass band by Stephen Roberts, celebrating the return of live music post-lockdown.

An unmissable opportunity to hear two of the Midlands’ finest brass bands combine as they raise the roof and turn brass into gold!


Concert generously supported by The Arts Society Royal Leamington Spa