Keep The Rhythm Going

Composed by Neil Brownless


Keep the Rhythm Going was written for Abingdon Concert Band during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic as a tribute to musicians around the world who found ways to play together virtually in order to 'keep the rhythm going'. This exciting piece will be a great opener for any concert or contest programme and is available for both brass band and wind band. When performing the wind band arrangement the Cor Anglais, Eb Clarinet and Alto Clarinet parts are optional and can be omitted without affecting the music. The premiere performance can be viewed here:

The piece was premiered virtually on 19th November 2020 by 109 musicians from around the world from the following musical organisations:

Abingdon Concert Band

Abbey Brass Band

Abergavenny Borough Band

Abingdon and District Music Society

Alnwick Playhouse

Concert Band

Alnwick Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Anything Goes Swing Band

Ashby Concert Band

Aylesbury Concert Band

Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra

Bacchus Wind Orchestra

Banbury Symphony Orchestra

Bicester Concert Band

Bisham Concert Band

Blaina Town Band

Boobs and Brass

Bourne Concert Band of Woking

Brass for Africa

Bucks Wind

Burford Orchestra

Castleton Brass

City of Cardiff Melingriffith Brass Band Organisation

Coquet Concert Band

Corpo Bandistico G. Puccini - DLF Bologna

Darlington Clarinet Ensemble

Didcot Concert Orchestra

Dragon's Big Band

Durham Miners’ Association Brass Band

East Grinstead Concert Band

Goring & Streatley Concert Band

Halifax Concert Band

Henley Symphony Orchestra

Jazz Colossus

Big Band

Jupiter Brass

Kidlington Concert Brass

Langtree Sinfonia

Nantwich Concert Band

The British Police Symphony Orchestra

New Buckenham Silver Band

Nottingham Concert Band

Nottingham Daytime Orchestra

Nottingham Symphonic Winds

Paddock Orchestra

Peebles Concert Band

Potterspury Big Band

Reading Concert Band

Royal College of Music

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Salvation Army West Midlands Fellowship Band

Salvo Brass

Saxophone Sundae

Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Concert Band

Shirley Band

Slinfold Concert Band

South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band

Stockport Silver Band

Super Bone

Tewkesbury Camerata

Thame Concert Band

The Band of The Royal British Legion, Leiston

Vale Symphonic Wind Band

Towcester Studio Band

University of Nottingham Blowsoc

The University of Trinidad and Tobego

Wadhurst Brass Band

West Forest Sinfonia

Weston Brass

Windsor & Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra

Yorkshire Wind Orchestra

Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra

...and some freelancers.