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END OF CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND ASSOCIATION 20.09.16 

Iain Masson is stepping down from the role of stand-in Musical Director of the City of Birmingham Brass Band, two years after stepping into the role as runner-up candidate in place of withdrawn candidate, Mr. Colin Herbert.

He has led the city band through twice-weekly rehearsals and all engagements across the West Midlands since 2014, and a packed itinerary which included cbbb's inaugural trip to the Whit Friday Marches in the North of England. The Band proudly retained its competitive standing as a 3rd Section band under Iain's direction, safe from the brink of competitive relegation. The Band has forged new city centre business links, exciting charity partnerships, modernised and created a social media profile. Iain wishes the band well.
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BIRMINGHAM AIR RAIDS REMEMBRANCE ASSOCIATION SERVICE WITH THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND 24.09.16 


Iain has directed City of Birmingham Brass Band at the 2016 Birmingham Air Raids Remembrance Association Service (BARRA Service) at St. Martin's in the Bullring. The annual event featured the band and a local choir as well as guest speakers and readers. 
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CONDUCTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND AT THE BRITISH KOREAN VETERANS SERVICE, NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM AT ALREWAS STAFFORDSHIRE 2016 - CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND 24.07.16


Iain was proud to conduct City of Birmingham Brass Band at the 2016 British Korean Veterans Service at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire. 
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CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND POP-UP PROMS IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD MAYOR OF BIRMINGHAM 16.07.16

Iain will conduct the City of Birmingham Brass Band at Pop-Up Proms! in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Birmingham at the Joseph Chamberlain College. Flag waving, picnics and more! Singing led by Andrew Wilson. See website for info.

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CONDUCTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND AT THE IRONBRIDGE GORGE BRASS BAND FESTIVAL 09.07.16 

Iain Masson has conducted City of Birmingham Brass Band at their first appearance at the famous Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival in Shropshire.
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CONDUCTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND AT TRENTHAM GARDENS 26.06.16

Iain will conduct City of Birmingham Brass Band on the Trentham Estate where the band will perform family concert selections. The band features a 4-piece all-woman bass section,
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CONDUCTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND ON STRATFORD UPON AVON BANDSTAND 12.06.16 

City of Birmingham Brass Band on the Stratford-upon-Avon recreation ground Bandstand. A family-friendly programme of popular music for all the family.

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A TRIP TO THE WHIT FRIDAY BRASS BAND MARCH CONTESTS WITH CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND (North of England) 20.05.16 


City of Birmingham Brass Band and Musical Director Iain Masson have travelled to Saddleworth & District in the North of England to take part in the Whit Friday Brass Band Contests, often described as 'the greatest free show on Earth.' It is the first time the band has travelled to take part in the event.
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CONDUCTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND ON BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS BANDSTAND 15.05.16 


Iain Masson has conducted City of Birmingham Brass Band at Bands in the Gardens at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses.
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CONDUCTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND ASTON VILLA FOOTBALL CLUB - VILLA PARK! 14.05.16 


Iain Masson has conducted City of Birmingham Brass Band at Villa Park, home of Aston Villa Football Club for a function as part of Cancer Wellbeing Day.
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CONDUCTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND AT HALL GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH, 23.04.16 


Iain Masson has conducted City of Birmingham Brass Band at 'Swing Into Spring!' in Hall Green Baptist Church in South East Birmingham.
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CONDUCTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND IN THE SEVERN VALLEY SHROPSHIRE - FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR BRASS BAND ON THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY! 19.12.15

Iain conducts City of Birmingham Brass Band for Santa Special ticket-holders at Arley Station on the Severn Valley Railway. 

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DIRECTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND WITH CAROLS IN THE BEER GARDEN - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL AND IN-PUB FLASHMOB ON BIRMINGHAM'S BROAD STREET 17.12.15


Iain conducts City of Birmingham Brass Band at Wetherspoon Figure of Eight free house on Broad Street Birmingham. Christmas carols, festive cheer and brass flashmob-style Christmas parade through the bar.  
 

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DIRECTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND - A VERY MERRY BRASSMAS AT THE JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN SIXTH FORM COLLEGE IN HIGHGATE 12.12.15


Iain conducts City of Birmingham Brass Band in a Christmas concert at the Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College. See website for info.

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DIRECTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND AT THE MOSELEY CHRISTMAST LIGHTS SWITCH-ON! BY THE CHRISTMAS TREE IN THE VILLAGE SQUARE 05.12.15


Iain conducts City of Birmingham Brass Band live on regional channel Free Radio as part of the 2015 Moseley Lights Switch-On!

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DIRECTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND WITH CAROLS ON WATER'S EDGE BANDSTAND, BRINDLEYPLACE, BIRMINGHAM 05.12.15


Iain conducts City of Birmingham Brass Band at The Waters Edge in Brindleyplace, Birmingham.

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DIRECTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND IN AN AUTUMN FINALE 21.11.15


Iain conducts City of Birmingham Brass Band in "Autumn Finale" at Hall Green Baptist Church in Birmingham for all the family.

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DIRECTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND AT THE BIRMINGHAM AIR RAIDS REMEMBRANCE ASSOCIATION SERVICE IN ST. MARTINS IN THE BULLRING 2015 24.09.15


Iain has conducted the brass band - City of Birmingham Brass Band - as part the 2015 BARRA Service at St. Martin's in the Bullring. The annual event featured the band and a local choir as well as guest speakers and readers. 

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DIRECTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND POP-UP PROMS IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD MAYOR OF BIRMINGHAM 18.07.15


Iain conducts City of Birmingham Brass Band in "Pop-up Proms 2015!" at the Joseph Chamberlain College Birmingham. With flag-waving, singing led by Andrew Wilson, audience interaction and refreshments.

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DIRECTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND ON THE BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS BANDSTAND IN 'SUNDAY BANDS IN THE GARDENS' 19.04.15


Iain conducts City of Birmingham Brass Band for a Sunday 'Bands in the Gardens' concert for all the family on the bandstand at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses.

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CONDUCTING CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND AT HALL GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH 18.04.15


Iain conducts City of Birmingham Brass Band's "Spring Fling!" concert at Hall Green Baptist Church. See website for info.

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CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND MUSICAL DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT 21.07.14

Following the withdrawal of new Musical Director-elect Colin Herbert, runner-up conducting candidate Iain Masson has agreed to step in as the new Musical Director of City of Birmingham Brass Band. The band faces a challenge of steadying membership and avoiding relegation to the 4th Section after a last-place result in the competitive 2014 Midlands Area championships.

 

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JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN COLLEGE ARTS FEST 2014 05.07.14

Iain has conducted City of Birmingham Brass Band as guest conductor and runner-up of the 2014 Conducting Auditions in a performance at the JCC Arts Fest (Joseph Chamberlain College).
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