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Live Auction: An Illustrious Cornet donated to Brass for Africa from Phillip McCann

As their Charity of the year Derwent Brass are proud to be creating an amazing opportunity for you to own a Boosey and Hawkes prototype that Phillip McCann worked on towards development of the Sovereign Cornet whilst solo cornet with Black Dyke Band.  This instrument was presented to the charity at the 2017 RNCM Festival of Brass Bands by Phillip McCann during his performance conducting Grimethorpe in their festival concert and is being auctioned by Derwent Brass.

Brass for Africa Brass Ambassador Chris Fower is pictured receiving the generous donation. The instrument is in totally original condition with no lacquer and shows a patina and wear pattern from being played in some of the most notable, winning performances and concerts by Phillip McCann. As a genuine, working prototype the cornet bears no serial number or trade marks and a letter of authenticity from Phillip McCann, including the provenance of it’s illustrious past, will be provided to the successful bidder.

This is truly an exceptional piece of brass band history and the kind of item that rarely is available to purchase, often moving directly into a private collection. The proceeds of this sale will be donated by Derwent Brass to Brass for Africa’s current fundraising campaign with the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. We’re hoping to raise vital funds for one of our most important projects, The Children Of Kampiringisa.

The money donated for the purchase of this instrument will be doubled. If you’d like to support our work then join us in the The Big Give #ChristmasChallenge17 to double your donation!

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