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Regent Community Band Crawley

Crawley Contest Success

Regent Brass and Regent Community Brass both had a very enjoyable and productive day at the SCABA Autumn Contest on 30th September, held at The Hawth theatre in Crawley. For RCB it was their first contest outing, having only formed in June, and the band competed in the Second Section performing the recently revised version of “Variations on Laudate Dominum” by Edward Gregson. The band produced a very confident performance of this piece which went down well with the audience…

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Regent Brass - Gladstone Park

Debut Performance for Regent Community Band

The 9th September saw the very first public performance by Regent Community Brass, which was launched earlier this year. The band took part in the “Bandstand Marathon”, a nationwide event on the same day to get performers to use bandstands across the country. Performing in Battersea Park alongside the Lambeth Wind Orchestra, Lewisham Concert Band and Fulham Brass Band, the community band performed a variety of different pieces including “The Shadow of your Smile” featuring flugel horn soloist Lisa Neale…

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Regent Brass welcome new players

After playing with the band over the summer, Barbara King has agreed to join the band on Principal Cornet. Barbara is a well-known soloist in the south-east of England having previously played principal with the Aveley and Newham and Medway bands. Sadly, we also say goodbye to our Bass Trombonist, Kevin Dymond. Kev has been a member of the band since joining in 2003 and has been a key member of the trombone section over this time. To fill the…

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Coventry Brass Festival Solo Contest

On 30th June, the bands’ solo trombonist, Tetsuro Okamura, travelled to Coventry to compete at the 3rd City of Coventry and Warwickshire brass festival. Competing in the Open Slow Melody section against a strong field of experienced soloists, Tetsu came 2nd overall with a very musical performance. In addition, he also performed with players from the Aveley and Newham band in the Open Quartet section, where they also came in 2nd place. The band would like to congratulate Tetsu for…

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