A group of young people of different ages are playing brass instruments in a circle in a bright sunny room. There are music stands and music in front of each one.

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Book a slot for your band at Brass at the Castle 2024

“Brass at the Castle” is a celebration of Cumbria’s Brass Band heritage. It will unite brass bands from across Cumbria, showcase their unique cultural contributions and inspire new collaborations. The event will launch the Cumbria Brass Network which will promote cohesion, inclusivity and youth involvement in banding.

The organisers aim to break down barriers to participation, especially for those facing rural transport challenges, as well as marginalised communities. The weekend will link bands with schools, community groups and individuals with special needs. There is a rich musical tapestry of brass music in Cumbria which this event will help to capture, document, share and sustain through recordings and this dedicated website, to create a lasting impact on this region’s cultural legacy.

“Brass at the Castle” is for all groups with a connection to brass: from brass bands to swing bands, wind groups to Bollywood. All are invited to come and share your love of brass with new audiences at the beautiful Lowther Castle venue.

Save the dates – 13th and 14th July 2024 to celebrate and share our passion

  • Workshops
  • Performances
  • Info stands
  • Top refreshments
  • Massed band

This event is being organised by Drum and Brass in partnership with the Cumbria Brass network