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The Northern Regional Brass Band Trust (NRBBT) was founded in 1974 to enhance the standards and standing of brass musicians in the Northumberland, Cumbria, County Durham and Tees Valley areas.

The NRBBT works to support the long-term sustainability of brass bands by providing a variety of workshops and commissioning new, original music and arrangements. We also act as an information service to bring outside bodies into contact with the brass band movement. So if you want to know anything about brass and brass bands contact us.

The Trust was one of the founding agencies of Durham Brass Initiative, which organised the first Durham Brass Festival in 2001. We viewed this as a way of creating constructive partnerships with other music agencies, to help recruit and retain young players and to develop new audiences for brass music. We continue to support the festival and other regional initiatives.

THE DURHAM HYMNS CD - the perfect Christmas gift, not just for all brass band enthusiasts but all music lovers.

A CD of The Durham Hymns is now available from the NRBBT price £12.00 (excluding post and packaging). The Hymns were recorded at The Miners Hall, at Redhills and feature NASUWT Riverside Band, Voices of Hope and the Centenary Choir and Mark Edwards, conductor.

For further details or to purchase a copy please email us here contact form 

The CDs are also available from: Durham Music Shop. 17 High Street, Langley Moor, Durham DH7 8JN.  T.0191 378 9144



More information about the the Hymns and associated projects is available on The Durham Hymns pages.

The Trust meets every two months. The next meeting is on Saturday 17 December 10.30am at County Hall, Durham. Please join us.

For further information contact Susan Hayton, NRBBT Secretary using the contact form or call 0191 3733205.


Charity number: 1116720

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