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Cornwall’s first ever all female brass band prepare for debut gig

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Summary of story from BBC online, October 14, 2011

Cornwall’s first ever all-female brass band are getting ready for their debut performance.

Wonderbrass is made up of experienced members from different brass bands based in the county and the only male is their musical director Derek Greenwood.

The group has a varied age range with some of the members performing brass band music in the county for more than 20 years.

Bev Bennett, an E flat bass player, said: “We’ve learnt our trade. We can give that back to the younger generation as they come up through.”

Wonderbrass will be playing their debut concert, a sell-out charity event, in St Austell, on Saturday.

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