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
The band embarked on an exciting journey overseas this weekend to partake in the 19th Festival: Open de France de Brass Band set in the beautiful French town of Amboise where we were delighted to return as WINNERS OF THE 2ND SECTION! Continue reading
Fulham Brass Band have had a busy few months and are now looking ahead to our exciting Summer Season. We went to Stevenage to compete in the Second Section at the London and Southern Counties Brass Band Area contest and were very pleased to be placed 7th out of 18 bands. We were unlucky with being drawn 1st but played a performace we can only be proud of! Continue reading
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!
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
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
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…