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Regent Brass At The National Brass Band Championships Finals 2023

Following our 3rd place finish in the regional contest, on the 16th of September, Regent Brass headed to Cheltenham to take part in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain Finals in the 1st Section. The set test piece was St. James: A New Beginning by Philip Harper, a tribute to Sir Christopher Wren and the St James Church in Picadilly. The piece descriptively tells the story of the great fire of London in 1666, with its lively first…

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St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, Exterior

Westminster Abbey – Brass On The Grass 2023

On the 3rd of August, Regent Brass were due to play at College Gardens, Wesminster Abbey as part of the Brass on the Grass series. Adverse (rainy) weather conditions on the day forced the band indoors and the band played in the beautiful St. Margaret’s Chapel instead. We played a varied programme, everything from Phillip Sparke’s arrangement of Josef Zainwul’s Birdland to the classic Mack & Mabel overture to HK Gruber’s Demilitarized Zones. We featured 4 solo features: Marianne arranged…

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Concert with the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony

On 27th┬áJune the band gave their debut performance at the iconic St John’s Smith Square in central London as guests of the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony who were touring the UK. Performing to a large and very receptive audience, we performed a demanding programme featuring several underperformed works including “Demilitarised Zones” by H.K. Gruber and “The Dong with a Luminous Nose” by Joseph Horovitz. Alongside this the band’s principal euphonium, Brian le Tissier, gave a very moving performance of Astor…

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New Musical Directors Appointed

Regent Brass are delighted to announce that Paul Archibald will be Musical Director of Regent Brass and John Holland will be Musical Director of Regent Community Brass. Paul Archibald As a musician and educator, Paul has performed in a wide variety of musical genres including classical, contemporary, folk, rock and studio work. As a classical musician, he has been a principal player at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Sinfonietta, Britten Sinfonia and the…

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