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Bedford Town Concert Brass

Bedford Town Concert Brass aims to provide an intermediate band between the โ€œcontestingโ€ Town Band and the Brass Academy/Progress Brass.

Concert Brass has proved very successful and provides a great musical outlet for reasonably proficient players who want to enjoy playing a wide variety of concert repertoire but have no desire to contest.

Concert Brass rehearses once a week on Monday Evenings 7.15pm in the Primary Hall, Newnham Middle School, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9DT.

Along with rehearsing programmes of varied music, the band aims to balance extending the players abilities while making the experience enjoyable, sociable, and fun for all.

The band has excellent membership and can provide a useful graded steppingstone for players developing from the Brass Academy and those wishing to play in the Town Band.

Concert Brass plays a range of concerts and bandstands and has built up a following with its entertaining programmes.

The band is conducted by Darren Smith, a very experienced ex Royal Marines Band Musician who also plays Eb Bass with Bedford Town Band.

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Latest News

  • Concert Brass At “The Greatest (Free) Show On Earth”

    Concert Brass players had a fabulous time taking part in the Saddleworth Whit Friday Band Contest on 24th June this year. The contest involves around 140 bands from all over the country and overseas playing marches in up to 11 villages around Oldham/ Saddleworth in Lancashire. Many thousands of spectators line the streets to watch the event and it is often referred to by those who attend as “The Greatest (Free) Show On Earth”. Here are some photos and a video of Concert Brass performing at 5 of the villages – Lees, Grotton, Lydgate, Uppermill and Dobcross.

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Our Players

ConductorDarren Smith
Soprano CornetRosemary Fisher
Principal CornetAndy Bent
Solo CornetsDavid Fisher
Tanya Pitt
Mark Glover
Repiano CornetKatie Wright
2nd CornetsAndrew Eriksson
Fiona Cartwright
3rd CornetsVacancy
Vacancy
Flugel HornCallum Shields
Solo HornAngelina Gooding
1st HornKaterina Bent
2nd HornTracey Foster
1st BaritoneMollie Muzzlewhite
2nd BaritoneSue Blunt
Solo EuphoniumSteve Gadsden
2nd EuphoniumDavid Abrahams
Solo TromboneLaurel Hodgkinson
2nd TromboneEmma Deards
David Barlow
Bass TromboneAlex Gould
Eb BassGeoff Gaylor
Alistair Staddon
Barry Smith
Bb BassGraham Went
Vacancy
PercussionJamie Bent
Hannah Collins
DrumsVacancy

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