Brass Bands http://wrti.org en Britain's Brass Bands: A Working-Class Tradition On The Wane http://wrti.org/post/britains-brass-bands-working-class-tradition-wane The world often feels full of fading traditions, from drive-in movie theaters to the dying art of good old-fashioned letter writing.<p>For the British, add brass bands to that list. Traditional brass bands have played an important cultural role in working-class British communities for centuries. But some warn that without funding, they could become a thing of the past.<p>Take the Grimethorpe Colliery Band in South Yorkshire. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:30:00 +0000 editor 5235 at http://wrti.org Britain's Brass Bands: A Working-Class Tradition On The Wane