Band Contest

Whit Friday 2013

Regent Community Brass made the pligrimmage north to the Whit Friday march contests in Saddleworth and Tameside on 24th May. For many of the players, this was their first experience of this iconic event and the band, conducted by Regent Brass founder Paul Fensom, performed the march “Sons of the Brave” at an impressive 10 different contests picking up several very creditable results. The band would like to extend their thanks to Paul for his expert direction, the many guests who performed with us at the…

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Area Contest Success

The regional qualifying contests across the UK tend to become the most competitive and important competitions in a brass band’s calendar as not only do they provide the opportunity to perform at the National Finals for the winners, but they also determine which section bands are graded in for competition purposes for other events. This year at the London & Southern Counties Area Contest however was particularly special for the band, as for the first time Regent Community Brass were…

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Oxfordshire and District Brass Band Association Winter Contest

On 24th February, both the Regent bands travelled to the village of Woodstock to compete at the Oxfordshire and District Brass Band Association Winter Contest, in which each band performed a march and own-choice test-piece for adjudicator David Hirst. This was the first time in many years this contest had been held and provided a great opportunity to perform the set-works in advance of the London and Southern Counties Area Contest in March. Playing in the “B” section, Regent Community…

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Scottish Open 2012

On 23rd November, the band made their annual pilgrimage to Perth to perform at the Scottish Open Brass Band Championships, a very prestigious contest which attracts some of the top bands from across the UK. The night before the contest itself, the band shared the concert stage with the Tullis Russell Mills Band based in Glenrothes, for an evening of musical entertainment. After a great concert with them last year this event was once again a success with a very…

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