New article on brass bands and wellbeing. 

Brass Band

Vicky Williamson and Michael Bonshor have been researching the associations between brass band playing and wellbeing, and the results are now being published in Frontiers.

A survey, designed by Vicky Williamson and Michael Bonshor, was circulated in collaboration with Brass Bands England. The survey was completed by 346 players from across the nation. Open questions were asked about physical, psychological, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing in relation to participation in brass band playing. Findings include improvements in respiration and cardiac function, reductions in stress and anxiety, and a wide range of social benefits. Michael is presenting some of the research results at Sheffield’s ‘Pint of Science’ event later this month.

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