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 Entertain at Olympic Men’s Road Race

So, the Olympics are finally here and the atmosphere has been building since the spectacular opening ceremony on Friday 27th July. The band had been hired by the very appropriately named “Fulham Brass” to entertain the crowds outside his shop on Fulham Road as the Men’s Cycle Road race went past in the afternoon of Saturday 28th July. There was a noticeable buzz in the air as the band set up (probably not down to us) and we were entertained by the Bradley Wiggins impersonators on the balcony on the house opposite. Expectation grew as the cavalcade built, followed by the riders, albeit all too rapidly to get a really good view.

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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.

Fulham unexpectedly entertain Royalty this afternoon

The Fulham Band were booked to play at the Celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this afternoon. After being ushered over to the adjacent All Saint’s Church, we were asked whether we could stay to play for a mystery guest.

After a short wait, it became clear that we were likely to be playing for someone who was more important than your run-of-the-mill celeb, especially when we were presented with copies of the national anthem

Soon after, there was a stirring in the crowd and the object of the excitement became clear; the mystery guest was none other than H.R.H. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York and his daughthers, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice. After a tour of the grounds, the Royal party returned to the Church, where the band played the Trumpet Tune from Te Deum, and then the National Anthem. The Prince talked to members of the band, particularly Sarah Linstead and the Princesses posed for pictures with members of the band. Soon after, the Royal Party left to join the flotilla up the Thames to Tower Bridge.

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!

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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!

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