Happy New Year! We’re off to Butlins!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone from Fulham Brass Band! After a positive year with a lot of changes, we are now working hard towards our next outing in 2 weeks.. The Butlins Mineworkers Open Brass Band Festival 2013! This year the contest date will be Saturday 19th January in the glamorous Northern holiday spot of Skegness and we will once again be competing against bands from all over the country in the Second Section. Continue reading

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat…

Fulham Brass Band are delighted to announce that our Christmas concerts are live on the website so you all know where to go this December for some festive joy! This year there are 9 opportunities to see us with a mixture of services, fayres and (perhaps the most popular) pubs!

There are 2 very important concerts for us which we would love to have as many people as possible attend: On Sunday December 9th at 7:30pm you are invited to our rehearsal venue St John’s Church in Fulham Broadway for a FREE evening of Christmas carols and brass band pieces for our Fulham Brass Band Christmas Concert.

Also on Friday December 14th at 7:00 pm Clarendon Hall in Twickenham we are collaborating once again with Regent Brass and Richmond Youth Music Trust for a fantastic evening of talent and Festive Brass! Tickets can be purchased on the following link: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/193711 Continue reading

National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2012

Felling Band, current North East Champions are having an open rehearsal at Fulham Brass Band’s rehearsal venue (St John’s Church, SW6 1PB) tomorrow evening (Friday 19th Oct) from 19.30. All are welcome to come along and listen to the band as they prepare for their performance at The Royal Albert Hall on Saturday.
On top of that our own conductor Rob Richardson will also be competing against many of the top bands in the country as Principal Baritone with current London & Southern counties champions Zone One. Good luck everyone.. see you in the bar!

Fulham Band off to Andover

After a disappointing but fun day out at Whychavon Festival of Brass (we came 5th out of 7!) the band are next appearing at The Lights Theatre, Andover with a joint concert with Test Valley Brass on Saturday 6th October at 7:30pm.. do come along to support the band!

Fulham go BRASSBOMBING at RADIO 1

                                                  

Fulham Brass Band received a request from BBC Radio 1 at short notice to supply a brass quintet for a somewhat undercover mission at the station. We were unaware at the time of the nature of the gig, except that we were to play live for about 1-2 minutes on air on Thursday September 6th…

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Fulham take part in a wedding proposal and she says…

… YES! On Wednesday 29th August, a few members from Fulham were part of something very special on the South Bank. We had been asked to perform some romantic numbers to accompany a gentleman proposing to his girlfriend in full view of the passing public. After a meal in the Festival Hall the couple walked towards the river where a few members from Fulham Band appeared from the crowd playing an arrangement of ‘Love lifts us up where we belong’, this led to the romantic gent getting down on one knee. She of course said ‘YES’ and much to the glee of the passers-by we followed the loved up couple to their car playing an arrangement of ‘I believe I can fly’. Fulham are available for weddings, bah mitzvahs, funerals and now proposals. To book the band, please call Band Manager Matthew Pitt on 07725 130894…

Fulham unveil new MD!

Fulham Brass band are delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Richardson as their new Musical Director after a lengthy audition process.

Originally from Scotland, Rob is no stranger to the brass band scene. Rob is an accomplished baritone player, previously holding the principal baritone position with Fodens, Black Dyke, Fairey, YBS and Grimethorpe Colliery Band, in addition to principal euphonium at his first band, Kirkintilloch, principal baritone and euphonium with NYBBS and principal baritone for each of his seven courses with NYBB. In 2009 Rob moved to London and has played with Zone One Brass since living in the capital city.

Rob joins the band as they prepare for a summer programme of concerts and the Wychavon Festival of Brass in September.

Summer with Fulham Brass Band

After an extremely successful run at The Questors Theatre in Ealing of the popular film-come-play Brassed Off, Fulham Brass Band are getting ready for the Summer Season in 2012! Kick starting with the annual trip up to Saddleworth for Whit Friday – check out the ‘Upcoming events’ link to see where you can support us!

The band are currently auditioning for a new MD and news will be posted about the successful candidate in June!

With a new era for Fulham Band just around the corner, we are looking to increase our ranks and therefore are taking applications for Eb and Bb basses, trombones and kit players. For more information about joining the band please contact Band Manager Matthew on enquiries@fulhambrassband.co.uk

Fulham Brass Band on THE ONE SHOW

With SIR TERRY WOGAN Members from Fulham Brass Band made their way to the BBC Studios this evening in White City to play The Floral Dance with Sir Terry Wogan singing as part of The One Show LIVE on BBC 1. We enjoyed hanging out in The Green Room and meeting Matt Baker (particularly for our Sop player Mat Baker) and Alex Jones!

Although this was a trip down memory lane for Sir Terry, its all very current for the band as we are currently rehearsing to perform the piece amongst many others as part of a production in The Questors Theatre, Ealing of the popular film adaptation Brassed Off Continue reading

Exciting opportunities for Fulham Brass Band!

There are only TWO WEEKS left until the deadline for our applications for new Musical Director! We are hoping to find the right person to work hard with the band and continue our upward climb!

To apply for the post please send your Banding CV and covering letter in confidence to enquiries@fulhambrassband.co.uk. Please use the same address if you have any questions or would like any further information! Deadline: Monday 30th April

We are also looking forward to two exciting projects coming up in the next few months: we will be featuring in the Questors upcoming production of Brassed Off from 12-19 May 2012 in The Playhouse, Questors Theatre, Ealing – more details over the next few weeks!

Finally we are pleased to be able to confirm attendance at this year’s Whit Friday marches in Saddleworth on Friday 1st June – as a sociable and friendly band we accept any players that would like to come and join us! If you would like more details about joining us on this then please contact Lucy on publicity@fulhambrassband.co.uk. It will certainly be a great day out!