Odyssey at Cheltenham 

The Centaur is Cheltenham Racecourse’s biggest and best asset for indoor events. Since opening it has played host to film crews, countless awards ceremonies and a number of high-profile exhibitions and concerts, as well as numerous beautiful weddings. Offering 2,600m2 of flexible space, this distinctive facility provides the biggest event space in the local region giving organisers accessible, flexible and versatile options. 
From a seated auditorium for 2,250 to a dinner dance for 800, the Centaur’s technical team utilise the very latest in draping, lighting and AV to create bespoke events. 
The stage has seen a number of popular bands and comedy acts perform in front of sell-out audiences – Stereophonics, The Vamps, Lee Evans, Rizzle Kicks, Jon Richardson and Jack Dee to name a few.
The Centaur has played host to the Finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain (Sections 1-4) since 2009. 

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With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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One Response to Odyssey at Cheltenham 

  1. If you will be at Cheltenham Brass Band Concerts,come and say Hello.

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