Fulham members to hit the small screen once again!

Last Thursday, a small selection of Fulham members went up to Southgate to film an advert for a well-known high-end supermarket chain. The line up for the day was ex-MD Simon Jones on cornet,  Chairman Steve Carney on horn, Band Manager Simon Keen on baritone, Contest Secretary Guy Dawes on bass trombone and some help from friend of the band from Avelely and Newham Ed Ashby on Eb Bass. Read on to find out what they got up to on filming day…. Continue reading

Applications invited for new Musical Director

Fulham Brass Band are seeking a new Musical Director to lead this ambitious and sociable 2nd section band. We welcome applications from motivated individuals who want to work hard to maintain the band’s upward direction.

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!

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 for applications: Monday 30th April
For more info on the band please email enquiries@fulhambrassband.co.uk

MD Simon Jones discusses Fulham Band LIVE on BBC Radio London

This morning the lucky listeners of BBC Radio London woke up to hear our very own MD Simon Jones talk about Fulham Brass Band and our upcoming contest in Stevanage this Sunday 18th March LIVE on The Breakfast Show hosted by Gaby Roslin and Paul Ross. It’s fair to say he gave listeners a bit of background about the Regional Brass Band Contests that are taking place all over the UK during Feb/March and the Brass Band movement in general.

There was even a couple of sound clips of the band playing, prodominently featuring Mick Dawson, Ally Crowther and Clare Jenneson

Well done Simon! Listen to the recording live at the following link - skip to 17 mins and 17 seconds

Fulham working hard for the Area contest!

There is only ONE MONTH to go until Fulham Brass Band perform in the second section of the L&SC  Area contest on Sunday 18th March at Stevenage Arts Theatre.

The piece is Cross Patonce by Goff Richards, which is a tricky but beautiful piece divided into 3 movements that will put all of the bands to the test on the day! Fulham have plenty of rehearsals and sectionals coming up and look forward to the challenge over the next few weeks under the direction of our MD Simon Jones.

STOP PRESS… Fulham are recruiting!

We are currently looking for a Bass player (either Eb or Bb) and a Trombone player to complete our line up for the L&SC Area Contest in Stevenage on Sunday 18th March and beyond!  As a central London brass band based in Fulham (rehearsing Monday nights), we welcome players from around the world to join our ambitious, friendly and sociable 2nd section band!

 Contact: 

For further information, please contact our Band Manager Simon Keen on enquiries@fulhambrassband.co.uk if you are interested.

Fulham return from Butlins weekend in Skegness…

Fulham Brass Band have just about recovered after a fantastic weekend  in windy Skegness for the 2012 Butlins Mineworkers Championship!

This annual event is an important and fun part of the brass band calendar where almost 5,000 brass players descend upon Butlins in Skegness to compete against each other in competitions over 6 sections spanning the entire weekend

We were drawn number 10 on the day which gave us just enough time for an impromptu rehearsal in one of the chalets! At around midday we headed over to the Second Section venue and put all our hardwork into practise by giving a good final rendition of ‘The Frogs of Aristophanes’ by Granville Bantock.   Continue reading

Happy Christmas from Fulham Brass Band!

The Christmas season has now finished for Fulham band! Last week we had successful carol gigs at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Friarwood Wine Merchants. This week we did a pub double by playing carols at The Elk Bar in Fulham and the Bison & Bird Bar in Clapham Common. It has been a busy December for the band and we have all gone our separate ways for a well-earned rest until rehearsals resume for our next stop.. Butlins in January!

Fulham Band would like to thank all the people who have watched us, booked us, supported us and played for us in 2011! We wish you a HAPPY CHRISTMAS and FANTASTIC NEW YEAR!

Super Sunday with Fulham Band

Fulham were out in full force yesterday for a DOUBLE whammy of festive fun…

In the morning a few members entertained shoppers in Kings Mall, Hammersmith with a selection of Christmas Carols, accompanied by some very enthusiastic toy soldiers, elves and of course Santa Claus himself! We performed 4 half hour slots and drew a good crowd for the Mall’s hourly prize draw, which even a couple of our members were lucky enough to win much to the bands delight…

In the evening it was time for the highly anticipated SOLD OUT Festive Brass concert in The Barn Church Kew where three London music organisations came together for an evening of Christmas music, carols, raffle, mulled wine and mince pies!

Family and friends were entertained upon arrival by two brass quartets from the Richmond Youth Brass Band which led into the Sapphire Brass (chamber group of the Richmond Music Trust Brass Band) opening the concert with an antiphonal Gabriele piece Canzon Septimi toni No. 2.

This led into the Fulham Brass Band conducted by Musical Director Simon Jones performing an eclectic set Continue reading