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SCABA Contest Success for RCB

Under new MD Chris Bearman, Regent Community Brass competed in the annual SCABA Autumn contest at Crawley on 28th September. Competing in the Second Section, the band were placed second overall against 4 other bands on the day by Adjudicator Mike Kilroy.  The band also took home two special awards, The Best Horn Section award, and Bryan Long, Solo Horn took the Best Solo Horn trophy. For more information and complete results, see the SCABA Contest results page here. The…

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Musical Director Appointed

Regent Community Brass are delighted to announce that Chris Bearman will be their new Musical Director.  Chris works as a freelance musician, performing on tuba and as a conductor and teacher.  A graduate of Trinity College of Music, Chris has a wealth of experience working with top brass bands and other professional ensembles such as Superbrass, Grimethorpe Colliery Band and many others. The members of Regent Community Brass are very much looking forward to working with Chris.

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Regent off to the Spring Festival

Regent return to the Spring Festival for the first time in many years.  Having accepted invite to compete in the Senior Trophy, the band have been working hard on the set test, Frank Wright’s arrangement of Berlioz’ Judges of the Secret Court since our appearance in the London and Southern Counties area championships. Working with both Paul Archibald, and Nicholas Thompson, it certainly has been an interesting perspective on this work from the two very experienced orchestral trumpeters!  We extend…

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Regional Contest Update

Sunday March 16th saw both Regent Brass and Regent Community Band travel to the Gordon Craig Leisure Centre in Stevenage to participate in their respective sections of the London and Southern Counties area qualifiers for the Brass Band National Finals. Competing in the fourth section, Regent Community band, conducted by John Holland had to tackle ‘Three Spanish Impressions for Brass Band’ by Alan Fernie.  Drawn to play 11th out of 20 competing bands, RCB made an impression on the adjudicators…

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