AFTER reading about Grimethorpe Colliery Band, can I say that people should not think all brass bands are alike. I am a member of Hatfield Colliery Band, which is connected to the colliery where most of the filming for Brassed Off took place. We would have been only too pleased to be invited to play at such a prestigious event. Our band, formed by two miners from Hatfield Colliery in 1947, is 64 years old in September. We too perform at various venues and would have been very proud to have been invited here.
Mrs Margaret Curran