ONE of the world's best brass bands was left humiliated after part of the audience walked out during a concert.
It proved a step too far for some people when Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band embarked on modern music.
Shouts of "terrible" and "rubbish" broke out during a piece by Norwegian composer Torstein Aagaard- Nilsen.
Dozens of people left Durham's Gala Theatre, unwilling to listen to more.
Conductor Ray Farr told the audience he realised the music was not to everyone's taste.
He responded by dropping a piece by British composer Elgar Howarth from the programme.
The band is best known for its million-selling recording Floral Dance.
The 500-strong audience in Durham had clearly been expecting to hear similar light works.
Mr Farr, conductor-in-residence at Durham University, chose the music.
He said people should have taken a moment to look at the programme.
A band spokesman said some people had been very rude in the foyer.