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The Regent Brass Bands Set for a Day at the Races!

After much preparation from both Regent Brass and Regent Community Brass, both bands have been selected to represent London & Southern Counties at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain! Following the Regional contest, held in Stevenage on Sunday March 19th, Regent Brass placed 2nd in ‘Section 1’ whilst Regent Community Brass took the coveted 1st place in ‘Section 4’! Both bands will perform in their respective section finals at The Centaur, Cheltenham on the weekend of September 16-17 2017.…

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Pre-Contest Performance Delivers!

As the house lights dim in The London College of Music‘s ‘Lawrence Hall’, two brass bands replicated some of the performance tensions associated with brass band contesting. On Monday 06th March, both Regent Brass and Regent Community Brass combined to ‘run out’ their respective ‘test pieces’ for the impending Regional Contest. Graciously hosted by the University of West London’s London College of Music and including mock adjudication, the performances were aimed to help prepare the bands for contest conditions. But…

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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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Festive Brass Success

On Sunday 15th December, Regent Brass traveled down to Twickenham for their annual performance at “Festive Brass”, hosted by the Richmond Music Trust and Regent’ Flugel Horn, Vickie Curran. Once again, the band joined forces with Fulham Brass and the Richmond Youth Brass Band to put on a varied and exciting programme of music, which was well received by the audience. The band opened up the second half with an exciting performance of “Midnight Sleighride” before welcoming RYBB cornetist Katie…

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