Barwell villagers enjoy free open-air ‘Brass on the Grass’ concert

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 22 September 2021

A COUNCIL-arranged open-air brass band concert which was held earlier this month has proved a success with Barwell villagers and visitors.

Brass instrument (Stock image)

Many gathered inside of the Kirkby Road Park on Sunday 5 September, where they enjoyed a free two-hour long set from the Ibstock Brass Band, who played a host of popular tunes.

Attendees enjoyed free ice creams on what was a hot day and bought along their own picnics.

The event returned following a one-year hiatus, as it was cancelled last year (2020), due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Council Vice Chair of Barwell Parish Council, Mathew Hulbert (Lib Dem, Redhall), who chairs the authority’s events committee, stated that it was ‘fantastic’ to see so many residents enjoying the music inside of the Kirkby Road Park.

He further thanked event organisers and others who were involved in helping to put the open-air concert together.

Coun. Hulbert, said: “This was our first in-person event since before the pandemic, so it was fantastic to see so many people enjoying the music in one of our fantastic parks.

 “I’d like to thank Ibstock Brass Band for, once again, putting on a great performance.

 “I’d also like to thank the Council Clerk, Deputy Clerk, work men, and fellow Councillors for their role both on the day itself and in the run-up to it.

 “One resident described the event to me as ‘super’ and I very much agree with that.

 “I’m already looking forward to next year’s ‘Brass On The Grass’!”

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