Monthly Archives: March 2022

A celebration in brass for International Women’s Day 2022

A number of my articles and directories have featured lady brass instrumentalists of the past – whether as soloists or as members of female or other bands. These remarkable women carved out careers for themselves and often proved themselves to … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Peoples’ Brass Bands in Canada

I recently discovered more about some of the indigenous peoples’ brass bands of North America. Some years ago, Brian Stride established a research project for the brass bands in British Columbia, Canada. This included a number of bands of the … Continue reading

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Circus bands – 2

Another facet of brass bands in the 19th century that was far more prevalent in the USA than here in the UK, was the “professional” band which usually was linked to, or joined up with, the travelling circuses and wild … Continue reading

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