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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2012 L&SC Area Contest Review

The band recently competed at the London and Southern Counties Regional Area Qualifying Contest on 18th March, in the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage. This competition is arguably the biggest of the year, as not only does it determine the bands’ grading for competition purposes, but also provides qualification for the famous National Finals, held in the Royal Albert Hall. Drawing the dreaded number 1 slot, the band competed against a strong field of 12 other championship section bands performing Derek…

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Church of the Ascension – Concert Review

On Friday 16th March, the band hosted a concert on their “home turf” at the Church of the Ascension in Wembley. Despite regularly rehearsing at the church, this was the first concert the band had performed there for many years and it was particularly encouraging to perform to a very receptive audience, the majority of whom were hearing a brass band for the first time. The first half opened with the lively march “The Red Shield” followed by Leigh Baker’s…

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