The CONCORD CEREMONIAL FANFARE TEAM are doing a splendid job of promoting the Corps in the local area (as well as making a few quid !) by playing at a range of high-profile events in the City of Sheffield.  In recent weeks we have played for the Lord Mayor of the City at the re-opening of our refurbished City Hall and for the switch-on of Meadowhall shopping centre illuminations by Katie Price and Peter Andre. 

Next week we shall be performing at the Sheffield Town Hall for a Freedom of the City presentation to Sheffield-born Lord Sebastian Coe (for his efforts in bringing the Olympic Games to the UK in 2012) and for the conferring of an honorary degree on Michael Vaughan – England’s Ashes-winning cricket team captain in the City Hall.  In March we shall be playing for a major fundraising dinner for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital in the Cutlers’ Hall (probably the finest banqueting hall in the North of England) and for The Mad Hatter’s Ball – a fundraiser for the Weston Park cancer hospital in our newly-opened 4-star McDonald St Paul’s Hotel.

The fanfare team is an excellent way of publicising your corps locally and can put you in contact with many local and national celebrities.  It’s a fairly easy project to handle – involving just 6 players and a conductor.  Concord are fortunate in having a full set of specially-built fanfare trumpets which, with their banners, look and sound spectacular (you may have seen us play at the opening of Open Class Finals last year in Mansfield) but the same musical effect can be obtained with any brass instruments if carefully arranged.  Scouring your local newspaper and civic calendar will find the engagements (you could also register with local theatrical agencies).  We would recommend the project to all corps as a means of publicity and a way of generating extra income for little outlay.  Please contact us if you’d like more details of how to set up such a team -







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