Callout For Brass Players

Australian producers Super Critical Mass have been commissioned by Capsule to presentTogether We Breathe, a large-scale project to celebrate the opening of the Library of Birmingham, and we’re looking for players to help us make this a truly a magnificent spectacle!

A mass of brass players from the region will be positioned throughout the new library building, filling the air with a dramatic opening fanfare. From the deep throb of tuba, the wash of trombone, and the sinewy swirl of trumpets, audiences will be welcomed to the Library of Birmingham by a forest of brass.


We are currently looking to work with existing brass bands and players who meet the following criteria:

– owns or has access to their own brass instrument

– has achieved Grade 3 (or equivalent) on their brass instrument

– is available for a workshop, rehearsal and performance on the dates detailed below

– is happy to be filmed as part of the BBC’s Culture Show feature on this event


– Drop in workshops (please note you only need to attend one workshop)

Sunday 25th August: times tbc
Thursday 29th August: 3-7pm
Friday 30th August:10am-2pm

– Rehearsal
Sunday 1st September: times tbc

– Performance
Tuesday 3rd September: 9am – 1pm


Please email by 5pm on Monday 29th July with your interest. We will then send you a short registration form.