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Grimethorpe Colliery Band: A Centenary Celebration
Grimethorpe Colliery Band celebrates its centenary year in 2017, with the history of the organisation stretching as far back as the First World War.
The Band have been National and Open Champions on numerous occasions, making Grimethorpe Colliery the world’s leading Brass Band. Their successes include 16 Brass In Concert Championship titles, 11 times Yorkshire Regional Champions, two English National Championship victories, four times British Open Champions and four times National Champion Brass Band of Great Britain.
The band has been the recipient of two gold discs, as well as a BAFTA nomination for its contributions to the global hit movie “Brassed Off“ for which Grimethorpe Village and the Band were the focal point.
We have something for everyone; families looking to get into the Christmas spirit with a spectacular show; friends and workmates looking to let their hair down and party the night away; and anyone looking to reflect on what Christmas means to them with a more traditional performance. Whatever...