The Band returned to public performance on Saturday 14th August with a very successful Brass on the Grass concert which helped to raise funds for St. Nicholas Church in Kelvedon.
A crowd of over 200 people enjoyed a concert of popular music in glorious weather, it was so warm the Band performed without uniform jackets for the first time in many years. With only four rehearsals behind us, we restructured the programme to be presented in three sections and this gave the Band a bit more time to recover throughout the afternoon.
The concert raised over £2,000 for the Church and they look forward to welcoming the Band back for Brass at Christmas in December.
If you want to hear the Band why not come to one of the following Concerts:
Baking with Brass
– raising money for St. Francis Church with home made cakes available during the interval (usually extended to give time for a second slice)
Sunday 24th October – 3pm – St. Francis Church Fencepiece Road Barkingside IG6 2LA
Tickets: £5 Adults £1 Children – available on the door
The Band make their debut performance at the excellent facilities at Forest School
Close to transport links and plenty of onsite parking
Sunday 7th November – 3pm
Adult £10 U16 £5 U12 £1
Pay in advance via our recently opened Ticket Office (see menu)
Adult £9 U16 £4 U12 £1
It is with deep regret that we have been informed of the passing of former Cornet player Lesley Brown (nee Holland). Lesley passed away recently after a brave battle with Cancer. Whilst it is many years since she played with the Band she did re-establish contact with us and became a regular member of our audience. She had hoped to attend "one last concert" and had purchased tickets for our Brass on the Grass Concert, but unfortunately passed away a day or so beforehand.
It is hoped that a recording of the Band playing 'The Way we Were' will be played at the funeral. After we released this as a virtual recording on our YouTube channel, Lesley watched it most days.
We send our sincere condolences to her family and friends