For brass band fanatics of a certain age, Belle Vue means The Showground of the World. It conjures up images of the zoological gardens, its fairground, and the King’s Hall. Which, thanks to John Henry Iles, set the foundation for the National Brass Band Contests. Sadly, the Belle Vue we know and love today lacks …
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Belle Vue Brass band were in the right place at the right time when a chance encounter with a film crew resulted in members starring in a television advert. Belle Vue Brass, which was formed in January 2005, was playing outdoors at Gorton Market to raise funds.