Published on August 29th, 2017 by gavin
Boobs And Brass Announce They Are Disbanding
Boobs & Brass, the iconic all female Brass Band who have raised in excess of £200,000, are to fold next year after 11 years of fundraising.
In a statement published by the organisers and founders, Jane, Maggie, Keith & Alan, they said: ‘As you are all aware Boobs & Brass was formed in 2006 by Maggie and myself, to perform a “one off” concert with any money being raised to go to Breast Cancer Campaign and also the Ophthalmic Department at KGH. I think we can all agree this was certainly achieved, an unbelievable night. Kettering Parish Church was packed to capacity, an audience of 500.
Through lots of encouragement we kept going, never thinking for one moment we would reach 11 years, let alone raising in excess of £200,000.
However all that being said we have now reached the decision that Boobs & Brass will come to an end in 2018, the last engagement being Lincoln Cathedral, Saturday 13th October 2018. We will not be taking any more bookings (firmed up bookings will be honoured).
Over the last 11 years we have achieved a great deal. Remember when we arrived at the Whits? The first time there had ever been an all female band, being treated like celebrities and that march at Delph – totally awesome. Playing with the World famous Brighouse & Rastrick, our Pink Weekend at Butlins and our awards – Breast Cancer Campaign – Outstanding Achievement award for our fundraising, and recently the BBC Music Day 2017 theme “The Power of Music”. Of course none of this could have happened if it wasn’t for you girls, our players. We really can’t thank you enough. All the time you have given, all the travelling you have done to come and play with B & B, and never asking for anything in return. You will never ever know just how much this has all been appreciated.
There are so many people to thank, all those that have sponsored events, buses, those that have donated – music, stands, banners, drum / percussion equipment, raffle prizes and of course those PINK JACKETS. Where do we start?
No doubt there will be questions to answer as to why:-
- Putting a band together gets more difficult – after all there is life away from banding
- Tickets sales for concerts, gone down by half – so many other things going on.
- The feeling that Boobs & Brass has just run its course.
Thank you all so much for all your time and commitment, especially those of you who have been with us from the off. Just remember all the good times we have had as a group, and be proud of what you have achieved.
– Jane, Maggie, Keith & Alan