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Regent ramping up for Regionals

Regent Brass are now well advanced in our preparation for the London & Southern Counties Regional Finals, which take place in the Gorden Craig theatre, Stevenage on 19th March. The contest has not run for the last two years due to the COVID pandemic, and the band is looking forward to returning to the event, which offers qualification to the National Finals in Cheltenham – in September – for the top performing bands. The set work is Gilbert Vinter’s popular…

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Storm Arwen no match for Regent

After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, Regent Brass finally made a return to the contesting circuit last weekend as we took part in the Scottish Challenge trophy, which is part of the annual Festival of Brass, organised by the Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA). The band last performed on the contest stage in 2019 at the London and Southern Counties regional finals, so this enforced gap in competitions was the most significant in the band’s near 40-year history. To underline the challenge…

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Regent heading north of the border – and a raft of new signings

Regent Brass are making a welcome return to the Scottish Brass Band festival at Perth Concert Hall this weekend. The band is taking part in the Scottish Challenge trophy contest which is being held on Sunday 28th November. An open contest for bands in sections 1-4, this will be a good challenge for the band as we make a return to the contest stage after a two and half year hiatus caused by the pandemic. We are proud to welcome…

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RCB: Musical Director vacancy

Chris Bearman has reluctantly announced his resignation from Regent Community Brass. His final engagement will be the planned Christmas Concert in December. Chris has led the band to notable successes since his appointment in 2014. As Regent’s community focussed band, the band has enjoyed a number of excellent concerts as well as notable contest results, including an outstanding First Place in the French Open contest in Amboise, France. RCB are looking for a new musical director who will challenge the…

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