On Saturday 26th February 2011, Fulham began to move out of the British Legion, which has been their home for the past 10 years. Several volunteers took on the non-insubstantial task of moving music, instruments, uniforms and the like, from various locations dotted around the Legion.
The move has been necessitated by changes at the Fulham Branch of the Royal British Legion and we would like to thank all the people who have been involved with hosting us over the last 10 years. They have been kind and generous hosts and we would like to thank them all for their efforts, time and flexibility. I am sure that we will maintain the excellent links forged with the Legion over the coming years.
On February 19th, members of the Fulham Brass Band featured in an episode of Ant and Dec’s Push the Button and played to the biggest audience we will probably ever achieve (6.57 millon).
The band had been approached to play the programmes’ theme tune. As well as this, we were involved in a game that was entitled, “You do the Maths”. This entailed the contestants selecting members of the band such that their combined ages added up to a given number. To make the game more achievable for the contestants, the band numbers were swelled by some, let’s say, more elderly individuals. That might have accounted for those instruments that were being held upside down during the playing of the theme tune!
Fulham Brass Band entered for the Butlins Mineworkers National Open Brass Band Festival
, held on the weekend of the 22nd
January, for the third consecutive year. This year was, however, a little different and special. This was the first outing of the band in a second section contest. Continue reading
It’s not something that we can normally report (and I suspect, for that matter, neither can other brass bands) but love bloomed at one of our extensive programme of Christmas Carol gigs. These included Westfield shopping complex, Parson’s Green, the Elk Bar in Fulham and Somerset House Ice rink. Continue reading
Fulham Brass Band competed in their final 3rd section competition on Sunday 28th November at the Leicestershire Brass Band Association Open Competition , held at Burleigh College and Garendon High School, Loughborough, Leicestershire. Continue reading
By any brass band’s standards, Fulham have had a very successful year. In March we won the London and Southern Counties regional competition and therefore qualified to represent the area in the National Finals in Harrogate. Continue reading
On Sunday 12th September, Fulham Brass Band took part in a concert along with Friary Guildford and LGB bands at Connaught Leisure in Aldershot. The concert was a bit of an experiment for the bands as they each performed a short programme, featuring the test pieces that they will be shortly be performing at the National finals. Continue reading
Fulham Brass Band have made the pages (p70) of the latest (7th September 2010) issue of the Fulham and Hammersmith News. Continue reading
As the Summer begins to take hold, Fulham Brass Band are busy performing at local events around London. The band are looking forward to supporting some fantastic charities and local community groups. Continue reading
Fulham Brass Band will be performing to the nation once again on Monday’s “5 O’Clock Show” (5pm, Channel 4, 14/06/10).
The band will be appearing on the programme to perform with a very special guest. Continue reading