Littleport Brass: Plays into the Summer in Style

Littleport Brass: Plays into the Summer in Style

There’s no stopping Littleport’s favourite brass band! They have overcome all that the months of lockdown has thrown at them and come out better than ever. Under the enthusiastic and expert baton of Musical Director Ian Knapton the members of Littleport Brass have even entered contests when not only have the musicians been unable to rehearse together, but the competitions themselves have been conducted online! One very good aspect of this otherwise unfortunate state of…

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Littleport Brass is the Best!

Littleport Brass is the Best!

The lockdown and restrictions emplaced by the governing body of brass bands, Brass Band England, severely curtailed the activities of Littleport’s much-loved Littleport Brass. Rehearsals fell foul first, having to be abolished altogether – then subsequently the musicians were able to gather in part, subject to the various regulations on social distancing and so on. Music Director of Littleport Brass Ian Knapton explained to Littleport Life: “The band are keeping an eye on all of…

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Littleport Life Blows the Trumpet for Littleport Brass Band!

Littleport Life Blows the Trumpet for Littleport Brass Band!

Littleport Brass is looking forward to the time when they can get back to doing what they like best – giving concerts to an always appreciative public! And to taking part in the various contests that are usually held around Britain! This has been put on hold of necessity and as spokesperson and Chair of the band’s committee Sue Peacock says, “Sadly, we still have no idea as to what will happen regarding Christmas. As…

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Littleport Brass – And the band played on!

Littleport Brass – And the band played on!

So goes the old song writes Lyn Gibb-de Swarte. Littleport Brass was unable to meet for band practice as they would normally do on a Wednesday night, but they have been playing on throughout the past troubles. They gave their first recorded video – a masterpiece in timing organised by MD Ian Knapton audio editing by Joe Winters of JW – with band members playing in their own homes and the mosaic performance was posted…

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Littleport Brass Gets Into The Groove

Littleport Brass Gets Into The Groove

Littleport Brass are presenting a great concert in April at Littleport’s friendly and welcoming Ex-Servicemen’s Club. Before that they have a serious task when they compete in the London and Southern Counties Area Contest. This takes place on March 21st at 09.00 in the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage. Littleport Brass under their innovative Musical Director Ian Knapton give such pleasure whenever and wherever they play. And all of Littleport wishes them well in their musical…

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Littleport Brass represents all that’s good about Littleport

Littleport Brass represents all that’s good about Littleport

Littleport Brass are out there representing the village in many a concert and competition over the course of the year. This autumn they were extremely busy, competing in various prestigious competitions and events such as the ‘own choice’ contest at Leicester on November 24th. And in a world-wide live streamed broadcast on Sunday October 6th they were shown live as they competed in the new Bolsover Festival of Brass in its Second Section category. The…

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Littleport Brass – Puts Littleport on the Musical Map

Littleport Brass – Puts Littleport on the Musical Map

We enjoy our band that blow their brass instruments – and trumpets – for Littleport! Littleport Brass is a fantastic Brass band that represents Littleport around the country. Under the Musical Directorship of the renowned Ian Knapton the band takes part in many contests as well as giving concerts. Here are some dates for your diary! Bolsover Entertainments Contest Sunday October 6 2019 (all day) there is a new competition for the Band. They are…

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Littleport Brass

Littleport Brass

Ian grew up as part of a musical, brass banding family. His enthusiasm for playing in bands started when he began playing the horn with the Corsham Band in Wiltshire at the young age of 5 years old. When Ian was 14 he took up the solo trombone seat with the band, holding the position for four years until he moved to Barnsley in South Yorkshire to study for his degree in Band Studies. Ian…

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Littleport Brass

Littleport Brass

It is with deep sadness that we are to announce that our President Tony Roberts has passed away. Tony had been involved with the band for more than 60 years. A boy when he joined as a player, playing cornet for many years, finally hanging up his instrument and taking on the position of President, something he maintained for over 15 years. In his later life he would follow the band and accompany the team…

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Littleport Brass Sounds Grand

Littleport Brass Sounds Grand

Littleport Brass has been entertaining the public since around 1880 performing all styles of music, from a traditional brass band repertoire to arrangements of modern pop songs, film soundtracks and swing band music. As well as performing in numerous summer concerts they also compete in local and national contests two or three times a year. Today they are a second section band under the baton of Nicholas Garman. Littleport Brass is as active as ever,…

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