National Finals Review

On Saturday 12th October, Regent Brass performed at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. Arguably the most competitive contest in the UK, the even saw all 20 winners/runners-up of the different Championship Section Area Qualifying contests descend on the Royal Albert Hall for the chance to crowned National Champions. For the band, this was only the second time in its history that it had qualified for the event, with the previous occasion being way back in 1994. The…

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SCABA Autumn Contest

Regent Community Brass once again made the trip down to The Hawth theatre in Crawley on Sunday 29th September to perform at the SCABA Autumn Contest. At this competition, bands had to play an “Own-choice” test piece in their relevant section, for which the band chose to perform Simon Dobson’s atmospheric “Penlee”, written in memory of the 1981 Cornish lifeboat disaster. Despite this being a really demanding piece, the band put on a good show and impressed many in the audience, including adjudicator Chris Davis who placed the band 3rd…

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Sudbury Arts Festival

On Saturday 28th September, Regent Community Brass performed in Butlers Green, Sudbury Town, as part of the Sudbury Arts Festival. Despite braving some rather variable weather, the band performed a wide range of popular classics to the growing crowd, from the title music to the film “Born Free” through to “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the musical “Carousel”. The audience were very receptive and gave the band a great deal of support during the performance, which really made it a fantastic event to be a part of. The…

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Relay for Life

On Saturday 7th September, Regent Community Brass performed at the Cancer Research UK “Relay for Life” event at the Bannister Stadium, Harrow. The event itself was set up as a “Family Fun Day” with a range of activities promoting healthy living and helping to raise money to aid the fight against beating cancer. At the opening of the event, members of the band performed a fanfare written by MD Alan Duguid, soon followed by a full-band performance at the centre of…

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