We hope you enjoy the highlights of BRASS FUSION’s year in 2013.
Fundraising concert, St Nicholas Church Hall, Saltdean
23 February 2013
Saltdean villagers were reluctant to let BRASS FUSION go home at the end of Saturday’s entertaining concert.
Despite an encore, the enthusiastic audience still shouted for “More!”
The programme included lots of well-known favourites, including Lord of the Dance, Is this the way to Amarillo, and Summertime. The 2nd half opened with the theme to Hawaii Five O and the concert ended with Sing, Sing, Sing, which featured in the trailer for the hit film, The Artist.
Henfield Garden and Arts weekend
9 June 2018
BRASS FUSION played a two-hour concert in the gardens of Red Oaks residential home.
23 June 2018
BRASS FUSION was delighted to return to Rottingdean for a concert on the restored seaside terraces.
On Sunday 23rd June, BRASS FUSION is at Rottingdean Terraces, starting at 2.30pm. The month ends with a double treat: a concert at Henfield fete on Saturday June 29th,
29 June 2018
The start of a busy weekend for the group with performances at Henfield fete, a taster for the Prom Concert tomorrow.
Proms in the Gardens, Red Oaks,Henfield
30 June 2013
BRASS FUSION teamed up with opera singer, Sidonie Winter, to entertain over 400 people at a Proms night in Henfield.
The concert, introduced by the band’s resident compere, Brian, included Sing, Sing, Sing, used in the trail for The Artist, Summertime from Porgy and Bess and Arrival of The Queen of Sheba, by Handel. Sidonie led the audience in a flag-waving climax to the evening with the traditional Proms favourites Jerusalem, Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Rule Britannia and the Pomp and Circumstance March No 1.
A collection at the end of the concert raised money for local charities, Warren Playgroup, Henfield Youth Club and Hart
We Three Kings Festivities, National Trust Polesden Lacey
1 December 2013
BRASS FUSION launched the 2013 Christmas season with three mini concerts for visitors to the National Trust’s We Three Kings Festivities at Polesden Lacey, near Dorking. The group played a mixture of the best from this year’s repertoire, alongside carols and Christmas favourites.
The most enthusiastic applause, though, was for the Korean hit, Gangnam Style. It was so popular with young families that we had to play it three times to satisfy demand.
Christmas Starts Here, Henfield Hall
5 December 2013
BRASS FUSION’S founders, Martin and Sian Buss, and their daughter Amy, began Henfield’s popular annual carol concert in spectacular style with a rousing cornet fanfare. Later in the concert, Martin, again on cornet, performed an intricate duet with soprano, Sidonie Winter. The group also accompanied the community carols. The annual event raises money for St Barnabas House hospitce
BRASS FUSION in concert, Henfield
15 December 2013
BRASS FUSION’S Christmas concert is fast becoming famous for the surprise it springs on the audience. In previous years, there have been Mexican hats and introductions in Russian.
This year’s surprise came right at the beginning when the lights dimmed both in the hall and on the stage. A hush went round the audience as a deep and velvet voice spoke the words from the start of War of the Worlds. Then out of the darkness came the dramatic music of Jeff Wayne’s The Eve of War.
This year, for the first time, BRASS FUSION also projected images onto the back of the stage to accompany the music. The rest of the concert ran to form: the usual great mix of entertaining music, including solos from Martin Buss, Steve Smyth and Paul Labus, that got the audience tapping its toes. Thanks to Brian, our compere, for the deep and velvet voice and to Amy for the graphics.
Candlelit Carols, St Andrews Church, Burgess Hill
22 December 2013
BRASS FUSION’s last performance before Christmas was to packed pews at the ever-popular candle-lit carol service at St Andrew’s Church in Burgess Hill. The group played a festive selection as people arrived and accompanied the choir and congregation for the carols.