TX BBC1 7.30PM, 27TH MAY 2019
This documentary lifted the lid on the extraordinary world of competitive brass-banding with access to two of the world’s best – Cory and Tredegar. We followed the Cory and Tredegar Bands as they prepared for an epic battle at the Welsh Championships. Pride, passion, perseverance: it’s all in a day’s work for the brass banders!
“The programme gained widespread critical acclaim for the way in which it treated the subject matter — shining a sympathetic light on why and how high-quality amateur music making is still embedded into local communities in Wales and the commitment it takes from people in different walks of life to achieve excellence at it”
“it offered a holistic view of how brass bands form part of the community …. enough human interest without belittling its audience. More than anything, a documentary which celebrates the advancement of working-class people instead of being a voyeuristic sideshow for their ‘betters’”