Opportunity to become a part of TEAM FULHAM!

FULHAM Brass Band are seeking a FRONT ROW CORNET, a Bb BASS (instrument available!) and PERCUSSIONIST (Grade 7/8 or equivalent) to add to our existing line up ASAP!
We are an ambitious and sociable 2nd section band and welcome applications from motivated and competent individuals. Under the baton of recently appointed MD Chris Augustine we were runners up in the 1st section at the SCABA Autumn Contest in Crawley at the end of September, and back in June we were champions of the 2nd section at the French Open in Amboise. Over the coming months the band will be working with our MD, pushing towards promotion to the first section.
As a central London Brass Band based in Fulham (rehearsing on Monday nights) we welcome a large group of hard-working players from around the world who have a strong desire to succeed in local and national competitions plus a busy calendar of exciting projects! For further information please contact Matt Pitt (Band Manager) in confidence on enquiries@fulhambrassband.co.uk

Fulham come 2nd place at Crawley!

Fulham Brass Band were delighted to come SECOND PLACE in the 1st section of the SCABA Autumn Contest, held at The Hawth in Crawley last Sunday 29th September. It was the bands first public appearance with new MD Chris Augustine and we played ‘Royal Parks’ by George Lloyd which was certainly not easy for the band!

We have 2 very exciting Autumn concerts coming up and hope that as many people as possible can attend:

Thursday 17th October  – Fundraising Concert at St James’ School, Olympia 7:00 pm
Tickets can be bought from here

Sunday 20th October - Autumn Concert at St John’s Church, 7:00 pm
Free of Charge, refreshments available

Chris Augustine announced as the new MD of Fulham Brass Band

Fulham Brass Band are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Christopher Augustine as Musical Director of the band. After a long process with a high calibre of candidates we are pleased to welcome Chris to the band, where he has already started working on our next contest as part of the SCABA Autumn Contest in Crawley on Sunday 29th September. Continue reading

August.. holidays and beer!

Fulham Brass Band are enjoying a quiet month where many of our members are away on holidays, but the band carries on with exciting conductor auditions taking place every week and preparations for our next gig at the Great British Beer Festival held at Olympia on Saturday 17th August. Look out for news of our new MD by the end of this month!

We are still seeking a strong Bb bass player to add to our existing line up. We are an ambitious and sociable 2nd section band and welcome applications from motivated and competent individuals. As a central London Brass Band based in Fulham (rehearsing on Monday nights) we have a large group of players from around the world, and are a young, hard-working team with a strong desire to succeed in national competitions plus a busy calendar of exciting projects! For further information please contact Matt Pitt (Band Manager) in confidence on enquiries@fulhambrassband.co.uk

Cecil Exton – Fulham Brass Band Legend

We regret to announce the passing away of former Director of Music of the Fulham Brass Band, Cecil Exton. Cecil deputised for the band as a trombone player in the late 1960’s/early 1970’s, when the band was very short of players and was reduced to a regular membership of about six. The Director of Music at that time, George Scarf, became ill and was unable to continue with the band. A meeting was held in 1971 to consider terminating the band, but a decision was made at the meeting to campaign for the band’s continuation by embarking on a leafleting campaign for new players and seeking the support of the local newspapers in this endeavour. As a result of this campaign, Cecil Exton was approached to become the band’s Director of Music and given the task of turning the band’s fortunes around. When asked whether he would accept the challenge Cecil said “Yes, with all my heart”. Cecil subsequently built up the band’s membership until it was up to full strength with a few years. Continue reading

Two weeks until Fulham take on Stevenage!

Just two weeks to go until the annual and important Areas contest for Fulham Brass Band! On the morning of Sunday 17th March (St Patricks day!!) we will be piling into the Main Hall at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre to give our rendition of Edward Gregson’s ‘The Plantagenets’. This tricky and detailed symphonic study has really suited the band and explores two continuing themes (one fanfare like and one lyrical).

The band will spend the next 13 days working hard to give our best performance in the Second Section at the London and Southern Counties Brass Band Area contest. So raise your pint of Guinness and come and support Fulham on our quest for victory!