Entertaining the community since 2000
Who is "Simply Brass"?
In the year 2000 four people with a passion for playing brass instruments decided to get together and have some fun making music to the best of their ability. All were keen musicians but some had not played for a while, so relished the idea of getting involved with other like-minded players. These four met in a cold and draughty builder's yard and started to make some wonderful music - so Simply Brass came to life. Today the group boasts 23 players of all abilities and from all walks of life. They have also managed to find somewhere a little warmer to rehearse at Emmanuel/St Johns Church in Scarborough.
Steve Hague is the group's Musical Director and arranges the majority of the music specifically for Simply Brass.
The players all live in Scarborough and it's surrounding area, although many have moved to the area over the years from various parts of the country for work and family reasons. They have varied musical backgrounds - a number have played in top Brass Bands throughout the country, a couple have music degrees and others have played for years for the sheer enjoyment of it. The group range in age from early 20's to 70 something and includes teachers, lawyers, a policeman, mothers and a few retired ones!
Simply Brass have an extensive repertoire of music ranging from classical and standard Brass Band favourites, to music from films, to popular music and finally a bit of swing thrown in to round off a varied and exciting programme.
Simply Brass enjoy entertaining the public and have appeared at various village shows, fund-raising events for St Catherine's Hospice, Weddings, Sunday afternoon Concerts at Peasholm Park and Filey Bandstand, Last Night at the Proms, and Carol Services around the region.
We rehearse every Monday evening at Emmanuel/St Johns Church, St John's Rd, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO12 5ES, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
New players and guests are most welcome to come and join the band at one of their weekly rehearsals. Why not come along and have a practice with us and meet some really nice and friendly people. Also enjoy one of Jack's cuppa's in the break, you may even get a biscuit!
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