Blackburn & Darwen Band, 175th Anniversary Gala Concert

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Launching this year’s festival, Blackburn & Darwen band invite you to a gala celebration of 175 years of music making compered by Blackburn’s own Peter Gunn whose television and film credits include Coronation Street and Disney’s Hannah Montana.

Formed in 1840, Blackburn and Darwen Band are one of the oldest brass bands in the country and one of the most popular bands in the North West. Hear their story through the changing musical traditions that the towns have seen over nearly two centuries.  With additional excerpts of song and dance provided by Blackburn People’s Choir and DAPA.

And join the band in Darwen on Sunday where the celebrations continue with the town’s first brass band competition organised there in over 50 years.

Tickets £5 (available from Blackburn BID Website, King Georges Hall, DAPA, Blackburn People’s Choir, Blackburn and Darwen Band)

Friday 11th September, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

King Georges Hall, Northgate, Blackburn