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Regent Brass marching in four ranks down the main road in Bugle

Bugle Contest

On 17th June the band travelled for the first time to the village of Bugle in Cornwall to compete at the West of England Bandsmen’s Festival. Nestled in a picturesque location with a rich banding tradition surrounded by clay mines, this competition is one of the oldest still running today having inaugurated in 1912. The event featured two elements; a street marching competition and stage performance, where the band played William Rimmer’s march ‘The Black Knight’ and Joseph Horovitz’s wonderful ‘Ballet…

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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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