Three English brass players from the Civray Harmonie Orchestre, who were missing the sound of the traditional British brass band, started to play together at Christmas 2007.
They enjoyed it so much that they decided to invite their French and British colleagues to join them in the formation of a brass band. “JustBrass79” is the result.
The brass band is gaining in popularity in France, and there around 50 now, whereas there are around 700 in the UK. There is a very popular contest (French Open) held every year at the beginning of June in Amboise, Indre et Loire.
The standard line-up for a brass band is 25 players and up to 3 percussion. Our instruments are brass, naturally, and include cornets, trombones, basses, horns, euphoniums and baritones. Currently JustBrass79 has 22 members and a warm welcome awaits any new brass players!
We are based in Limalonges  and rehearse every Tuesday evening 20h00 in the Salle des Fetes.
Our band plays a mixture of pieces from the classics, pop, and in particular pieces specifically composed for brass band.
JustBrass79 is a section of the Foyer Civil of Limalonges.
page updated 19 janvier 2017