For two years, the pandemic has pushed Victorians inside and away from each other. But a group of local mates figured out a way to turn the experience into an opportunity. Brass enthusiasts Jeff Thomas, Dave Tolputt, Dean Curtis and Mark Anstey (pictured) formed ‘Brasslemaine’, a wind quartet which has enabled them to stay connected and enjoy their passion for music during the lockdowns. Now they are planning on sharing their talents with the local community to raise funds to support budding young local musicians. See the Mail for the full story.