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Share your #BandingMemories in our social media campaign

Group of people in rain at dusk are carrying brass instruments and wearing clear rain ponchos
Tuesday, 25 May, 2021

As we prepare to get back to banding, we’ve also been looking back at some fond banding memories from previous years, stand-out contests, and memorable concerts.

BBE has teamed up with photographer Kerry Harrison to showcase some excellent and emotive images of brass banding in action.

Kerry's photographs are part of a wider photographic project titled Neither Work Nor Leisure, in which he documented the wide-ranging activities of BBE member band the Old Silkstone Band over a period of 16 months.

We’ve been sharing a memory every Thursday via the Brass Bands England Instagram page. So far, we've enjoyed seeing images of the Whit Friday contest, Boxing Day marches, and brass bands out and about in all weathers:

Share your #BandingMemories

We hope that you will join us in sharing your favourite banding memories, old and new. We’d love to see your photos and hear your stories behind them.

To take part, post your pictures on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #BandingMemories. We'll share our favourites via the BBE Instagram account – give us a follow!



⭐Your Chance to Win ⭐

For those that take part, there’s a chance to win this smartphone lens kit and pocket Polaroid printer so that you can capture and print amazing photos of your band wherever you go!

Set of small mobile camera lenses and a small white printer the size of a large mobile phone with text Polaroid written on it

Your submissions could be old images of past events or could capture new memories you’re making as you return to banding.

To enter, just share your banding photographs via the #BandingMemories hashtag up until the deadline of 30 July 2021. From the entries, one winning photographer will be chosen by Kerry.

Neither Work Nor Leisure

Kerry Harrison, the photographer who inspired the campaign, said:

“It’s been great to work with Brass Bands England to share my photographs more widely. They’re all about documenting the hard work, dedication and multi-generational aspects of one band in particular, but I’d love to see banding through the perspective of your band.

We’ve already seen some photo submissions from players sharing images of previous banding events, favourite outdoor performing spots, and even little-ones very first Whit Friday contents!

As everyone gets back to banding, it will be amazing to see new memories being made as well as look back at some of our favourite shared moments.”

Share your images on Instagram, Twitter of Facebook.

You can view the full Neither Work Nor Leisure project on the Kerry Harrison Photography website.

For guidance on getting back to banding, visit our Covid-19 Guidance and Resources page.

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