A small group of players from Fulham Brass Band recently appeared on BBC TV’s ‘The One Show’
to help raise the festive spirit in Upminster. The band was joined by an enthusistic crowd and presenters Adrian Chiles
and Christine Bleakley
in a couple of verses of We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Fast becoming a favourite of the BBC, Fulham Brass Band appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks
on the ‘Doctor Who’ special broadcast on 16th December. Our performance of Europe’s The Final Countdown
had Phil Jupitus on his feet and David Tennant a new fan.
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The run up to Christmas is always a busy time for Fulham Brass and we are very much in demand to spread the festive cheer around the central London area. Check out our upcoming gigs and why not bring your family to join in the fun! Continue reading
Fulham Brass Band paid their respects to all those who have been lost by taking part in Fulham’s Remembrance Parade
on Sunday 8th November. The Band have been part of the annual Parade every year since the end of World War II. Continue reading
Fulham Brass Band took part in the annual Remembrance Service of the Royal Logistics Corp, Royal Army Service Corps and Royal Corps of Transport Association at Regents Park Barracks
on 1 November 2009. Continue reading
Fulham Brass pride itself on keeping the genre of brass band music free and accessible to all. We regularly welcome new players from around the UK (and indeed, the world!) to come and play with us - sometimes as one offs whilst players may be passing through London and other times more regularly. In November the band welcomed Brent Connan
(Percussion) from Jersey, Louise Harrison
(Euphonium) from Lancashire, Bronwyn Marshall
(Euphonium) from New Zealand, Aled Daniels
(Euphonium) from Wales all as extra regular members of the band.
On Sunday 27th September, Fulham Band performed in its plushest venue of the year so far. A 10 piece from the Band provided music during the drinks reception at the retirement dinner for a John Retallick
, a major player in the catering industry for 50 years, taking place in the Ballroom at the Park Lane Sheraton Hotel
. Continue reading
Due to a work related relocation to Cambridge, Emma Metcalfe
(tenor horn) reluctantly says goodbye to her friends at Fulham Brass. Long standing band member, Patsy Fitzpatrick
, takes a break from trombone to have her 2nd baby. Linda Tibbetts
(tenor horn) remains as a band member but takes a step back to focus on her studies. Meanwhile, after her debut out at Wychavon contest, Louise Phillips
and joins our cornet section.
On the afternoon of Sunday 20th September 2009, Fulham Brass travelled from London to Droitwich Spa to compete in the 3rd section of the Wychavon entertainment contest. Playing a demanding varied programme and against some good competition we achieved third position and won some silverware and prize money! Continue reading
The band is sad to lose one of our front row cornet players, Rebecca Downs
, due to relocation. The band wish her all the best for the future. In her place we are pleased to have secured the services of Evan Champion
and Louise Phillips
for the Wychavon Entertainment Contest on 20th September 2009. Continue reading