Epsom and Ewell Silver Band taking part in the 2012 Cultural Olympiad project (From Your Local Guardian)
Epsom and Ewell Silver Band taking part in the 2012 Cultural Olympiad project
8:18am Wednesday 23rd May 2012 in Epsom
Official Logo for the Black Baton Relay The Epsom and Ewell Silver Band is extremely pleased to be taking part in Brass The Baton, the only London 2012 Cultural Olympiad project designed specifically for Brass Bands. The project provides a unique opportunity for brass band musicians, and conductors, of all ages and abilities, to link up and participate in a huge relay race involving 5 conductor’s batons and a unique new music commission from Paul Lovatt-Cooper entitled “Going The Distance”.
Brass The Baton is being produced by the British Federation of Brass Bands and was awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark last year in recognition of an exceptional and innovative project inspired by the 2012 Games.
Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games said: “Brass The Baton is encouraging all Brass Bands to fulfil their potential. I am proud that with the help of partners such as the British Federation of Brass Bands we are delivering our vision to use the power of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to boost participation in Brass Band music making throughout the country.’ With over 150 brass bands / ensembles and over 7,000 brass band musicians set to take part in Brass The Baton this summer the Epsom and Ewell Silver Band will be “Going The Distance” for the Black Baton Relay at their summer concert on Saturday 9th June at NESCOT.
If you would like to see what else is happening during the Brass The Baton relay then please check out the website www.brassthebaton.com where an interactive map will show you what’s happening where and when at events across the UK.
-- ENDS – Notes To Editors: About the Inspire programme: The Inspire programme is run by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. It is an opportunity for everyone to be a part of the London 2012 Games – a broad participation programme spanning sport participation, education, sustainability, volunteering, and business opportunities & culture. New opportunities are being created to inspire young people and encourage the whole of the UK to join in. The Inspire programme has awarded over 1,400 different projects the Inspire mark.
About London 2012: The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are delivered by two key organisations – the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
LOCOG is responsible for staging a memorable Games in 2012. They will deliver the best possible Olympic and Paralympic Games experience for everyone involved, enabling a lasting legacy and inspiring people to join in.
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is the public body responsible for developing and building the new venues and infrastructure for the Games and converting the Olympic Park for long-term use after the Games.
About British Federation of Brass Bands (BFBB): BFBB is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and the leading charitable organisation in England representing brass bands devoted to promoting and encouraging participation in brass band music making across the country. It supports the continued development of players, particularly children & young people within bands, in order to build the skills and confidence that can enliven, enrich and stimulate the communities in which they live and work.
About Epsom and Ewell Silver Band Epsom & Ewell Silver Band is a brass band based in Epsom, Surrey. We compete in the second section in the London & Southern Counties region, and the band is also a member of the Southern Counties Amateur Band Association. We also hold regular concerts, and perform at local community events year round.
Opportunities for journalists CONTACTS Terry Luddington (Brass The Baton Project Director and BFBB National Liaison Officer) Mobile: 07803 147101 Email: email@example.com Twitter: @tlmad4bb Website: www.brassthebaton.com Penny Moss (Epsom and Ewell Silver Band Chair) Mobile: 07881805692 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Based on information supplied by Penny Moss.