Birmingham Citadel Band gave their annual “pre-contest” concert at the Symphony Hall to the keen brass band enthusiasts gathered for the 2009 “British Open”.

As usual, it proved to be an exciting, if not daunting, opportunity to provide pre-contest entertainment, along with music which reminded the listener of the Salvation Army Band’s real mission. 

The unusually early start of 8.45am was certainly a challenge in itself, but BCB, undeterred by the “close inspection” of the enthusiastic audience of band connoisseurs, gave a varied and interesting programme that set the scene for a busy day of music-making. Friendships were renewed and  many complimentary comments were received about the band’s playing and “witness” on such a prestigious occasion.

Hymn Tune - Nicaea

March - To Regions Fair

Trombone Solo - Concert Piece for Trombone - Mark Sharman

Joyful, Joyful

Selection - A Robe of White

Suite - Songs of the Morning

Cornet Solo - Here at the Cross - Gavin Lamplough

Three Kings Swing

Gift of Love

Canadian Folk Song Suite

March - Lightbringer


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Birmingham Citadel

24 St. Chad’s Queensway


B4 6HH

Tel. 0121 236 5776

Fax. 0121 236 5990


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