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CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND 20.09.16
Iain Masson is departing from the role of Musical Director of the City of Birmingham Brass Band, two years after stepping in as the runner-up candidate in place of withdrawn maestro Colin Herbert.
He has led the double rehearsal-night band at all engagements across the West Midlands since 2014 including the band's inaugural trip to the Whit Friday Marches as part of a packed two-year itinerary in challenging times for the heritage. The Band retained its position as a Third Section band under Iain's direction, climbing from demotion point to the upper part of the regional Gradings Table. Iain was proud to lead the weekly rehearsals and concerts but would now like to see a first-choice conductor become established.
The Band has forged new city centre business links, exciting charity partnerships, modernised and opened its Facebook page.
BARRA - BIRMINGHAM AIR RAIDS REMEMBRANCE ASSOCIATION SERVICE - CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BRASS BAND 24.09.16
Iain has conducted the brass band - City of Birmingham Brass Band - as part the 2016 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. It was a fitting event to remember a major moment of history in the city.
BRITISH KOREAN VETERANS SERVICE 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.
POP-UP PROMS 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.
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.
TRENTHAM GARDENS 26.06.16
Iain will conduct City of Birmingham Brass Band on the Trentham Estate where the band will perform family concert music - with an all-female 4-piece bass section!
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 ages.
Conductor: Iain Masson
WHIT FRIDAY BRASS BAND CONTESTS (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 in its history the Band has taken part in the popular event.
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.
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.
SWING INTO SPRING 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.
ENIGMA BRASS REHEARSAL 08.02.16
Iain Masson was delighted to lead a rehearsal with Enigma Brass as visiting conductor.