“Boobs & Brass”, the all-female brass band who play in the iconic pink jackets, was formed in 2006 for what was to be a `one off` concert. Due to the success of that concert and requests from all the girls and supporters involved, Maggie & Jane organised further events for the band to perform at.
The word spread through the brass band community and more and more girls asked to be part of this concept. Now there are over seven hundred names on our mailing lists, of girls throughout the UK who we can call upon when we are putting a band together to perform a concert.
Undoubtedly, the greatest contribution that everyone associated with the band makes, is that they do it all at their own personal expense. This enables us to maximise the amount that we pass on to charity.
The girls who are members of this unique band all have their own personal reasons for wanting to be part of the concept. Some have had loved ones suffer from breast cancer and some have actually encountered this horrible disease themselves. Others simply play because they love `banding` and this is something different to playing with their regular band. Whatever their reason, they all find it rewarding that at the end of each concert we are able to donate the proceeds to charity, and hopefully, help someone who is not as fortunate as ourselves.
If you would like to help us to support Breast Cancer Now - perhaps by organising a coffee morning, sponsored run/walk, make a donation in lieu of sending Christmas cards or in memory of a loved one or simply make a personal donation of whatever you can afford – it would be greatly appreciated.
“Boobs & Brass”