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Meet the band: Fairey Band

The Fairey band, which exists over more than a hundred years, was founded by a group of employees at the Fairey Aviation Works in Stockport. In recent years, the Band has enjoyed further recognition outside the confines of the Brass Band movement, with its involvement in the ‘Acid Brass’ project. Under this banner, the Band has been able to display its flexibility in adapting to a totally different musical concept and consequently, has performed in rock/pop festivals in the UK and overseas. What are other interesting facts and figures?

When was your band founded?
1937

How many times did you compete in EBBC?
6 times – this will be our 7th (1987; 1993; 1994; 1995; 2004; 2011; 2018)

How many times did you win EBBC?
Once

What was your best ranking in EBBC?
Winners in 1994

What is the age of your youngest band member?
19 years

What is the age of your eldest band member?
62 years

How many times have you been national champion?
9 times National Champion of Great Britain

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