New Vacancies

Fulham Brass Band (L&SC First Section) are seeking a strong Bass trombone, 2nd Euphonium and Percussionists to add to our existing line up. We are an ambitious and sociable 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 Chris Wiggins (Band Manager) in confidence on enquiries@fulhambrassband.co.uk

Autumn Concert 23rd October – With Special Guests!

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On Sunday 23rd October at St Etheldreda’s Church, Fulham Brass Band will be presenting an exciting concert featuring an afternoon of brass band and acappella music . The Church and Band are delighted to welcome The Alle Choir to perform with us. We guarantee that it will be an enticing afternoon of eclectic music, by some of the most influential and well-known composers of all time such as Wagner, Ray Farr, Goff Richards and Quincy Jones.

This concert will be a fantastic local event so please do come and support your local brass band, and hear music from a very talented choir!

 Venue Details: St Etheldreda’s Church, 528 Fulham Palace Road, London, SW6 6JF

Time: 3pm

Tickets*: £10 Adults, £5 Students and £1 Under 16s.

Refreshments available

*The proceeds will be shared between the Band and the Church to help finance its new extension at St Clement’s , SW6.

Summertime!

Fulham Brass Band have had a busy few months; we moved to a new rehearsal venue at St Etheldreda’s in Putney Bridge. We had a fantastic concert in our new home with the spectacular Davur Magnussen (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) where we had one of the best Fulham Band audiences in recent years! In June the band went on a trip to Cornwall for the West of England Bandsmen’s Festival in Bugle which involved a brewery visit, some playing and a band surf trip! We narrowly missed out on the top spot but were delighted that our fabulous principal cornet player Clare Pitt won the Best Player Award!!

The Band are continuing to work hard over the Summer months but have welcomed some new members to the Fulham Band Family in recent months. 26 year old Thomas Brotschi is from Switzerland and has played the trombone for 16 years. A couple of years after joining a wind band in his hometown he discovered Brass Band music through a summer camp. He then joined the Brass Band Solothurn and in the following years he became more involved in the organizational work of the band. He also helped out in Symphonic Orchestras, and wind/brass bands whenever help was needed. Joining him in the lower end of the band is Steven Williams who has recently returned to banding after living overseas for 8 years. He has worked in Thailand, Malaysia and Egypt as the Head of Music in 3 International Schools. Before moving abroad, he studied the Baritone Hornat the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Whilst studying, he played Solo Baritone and Solo Trombone for a Championship band in Yorkshire called Pennine Brass. An interesting fact about his Baritone is that the serial number is one number higher than our 2nd Baritone Players instrument (Simon Keen!). They were made on the same day and have come back together to play at Fulham Brass. What are the chances of that? Steven now works as the Director of Music at a Prep School in Surrey.

Welcome to both players! Want to join us?

We are seeking a strong Bass trombone, 2nd cornet, Eb and Bb Bass to add to our existing line up. We are an ambitious and sociable 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

Calling all Percussionists…

We are seeking percussionists to add to our existing line up. We are an ambitious and sociable 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

Next Concert on Sunday 8th May – with special guest soloist

FBBConcert8May2016FINAL Come to Fulham to see this special concert on Sunday 8th May at St Etheldreda’s Church in Fulham. Guest soloist Davur Magnussen (principal trombone of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra) will perform a new transcription of the Grondhal Concerto, Bluebells of Scotland and Pure Imagination (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory). It will be a fantastic afternoon of music making!

Essay writing..

On Saturday 19th March, Fulham Brass will be returning to Stevenage for our second year in the First Section at the London and Southern Counties Area Championships. The test piece is Essay by Edward Gregson and features 3  movements of  Dialogue, Soliloquy and Epigram. The piece is a chance for the band to showcase our improvement over the last few years and also some of our talented soloists around the band, with an especially big solo for our talented leader of the band, Clare Pitt (cornet). It is also the debut of our talented Solo Euphonium Matt Smith, who has moved across from the trombone section.
We’re also delighted to have introduced a few new additions to the band in recent months. Andy Sladen returns to the band after a 4 year break in the Midlands on front row of cornets, Adam Funnell is a PHD student in London who has taken over the 2nd Euphonium seat forming a new team with Matt Smith, and Alex Boyall joins on Eb bass. We are also extremely happy to have filled two percussion vacancies with Henry Bourne and Dan Parisi who are working hard at the back of the band room. There’s still room in the section for someone else to join this very friendly and talented section – contact us via the website if you’re interested.
All members of the band will be focusing over the next 10 days on Essay and we will be hoping to deliver a performance that we will all be happy with!
We with then looking towards an exciting summer season which includes a concert in Fulham on Sunday 8 May with guest soloist: Davur Magnussen (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) who is one of the finest trombonists in the world, and a trip to the Bugle Brass Band Contest in June.

Vacancies within Fulham Brass Band

Fulham Brass Band (L&SC First Section) are seeking a strong Bass trombone, 2nd trombone and 1st Baritone to add to our existing line up. We are an ambitious and sociable 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

Current Vacancies

Fulham Brass Band (L&SC First Section) are seeking a strong Principal Euphonium, 1st Baritone, Eb bass, Bb bass and Percussionist to add to our existing line up. We are an ambitious and sociable 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

WORLD PREMIERE PIANO CONCERTO

 

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On Sunday 25th October at 3:00pm please come along to St Etheldreda’s Church in Fulham for an exciting local feast featuring an afternoon of brass band and piano music including a World Premiere of Fulham resident Robert Ely’s new work ‘Concerto for Piano and Brass Band’. The Church and Band are delighted to welcome professional pianist Steven Miller to perform this piece and it is guaranteed to be an enticing afternoon of eclectic music by some of the most prolific music composers of all time such as Beethoven, Peter Graham, Adele, Tchaikovsky and  Rodrigo.

This concert will be a fantastic local event so please do come and support your local brass band, composer and hear a world premiere from a very talented pianist!

 

Venue Details: St Etheldreda’s Church, 528 Fulham Palace Road, London, SW6 6JF

Tickets available*: £10 in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/334772 OR £12 on the door

Refreshments available

*The proceeds will be shared between the Band and the Church to help finance its new extension at St Clement’s , SW6.