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Regent Community Band

Regent Community Brass has just reached its 1 month anniversary, having attracted a number of players from around the local area and beyond. MD Alan Duguid said “The standard and enthusiasm has been really impressive, with a good turnout at rehearsals and a really nice atmosphere. We still have a few spaces to fill, but after only 4 weeks we now have 17 members which is a really encouraging sign of things to come.” The community band rehearsal night has…

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Another Wonderful Whit Friday!

On the 1st June, the band headed up north to Saddleworth and Tameside for their annual trip to the Whit Friday march contests. This event has become a staple of the bands’ calendar and is an event that the members really enjoy, with this year being no exception. Performing the contest march “O.R.B” (Oldham Rifle Brigade) by Charles Anderson, the band picked up a very consistent set of results at all 6 contests they attended and also entertained the crowds…

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SCABA Contest Success

On Sunday 20th May, Regent Brass competed at the SCABA Entertainment Contest in The Hawth theatre, Crawley. Playing in the A section, the band performed a varied and entertaining 24-minute programme to a receptive audience and adjudicator Dr. Robert Childs. After a solid showing, the band gained a creditable 2nd place behind fellow Championship-section band Haverhill with star trombone soloist Tetsuro Okamura once again picking up the “Best Soloist” prize for an exciting performance of “Bluebells of Scotland. The band…

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