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!

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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.

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Let the Christmas joy begin…

On Sunday 4th December members from Fulham Band kicked off the busy holiday season by entertaining passers-by with Christmas carols as part of the annual Belgravia Christmas Sunday! Elizabeth Street was transformed into a winter wonderland with an array of food, craft stalls and plenty of festive entertainment in the heart of Belgravia.

We played 2 individual slots full of traditional and modern carols and then ended the day accompanying St Peter’s Eaton Square Church Choir and the crowd with a few hearty favourite carols – Even Father Christmas joined us on stage for a good old sing-a-long!

This was the first of many of our extensive programme of Christmas Carol gigs – keep checking our ‘Upcoming events’ section to see where you can watch us play next…

Fulham Band lead religious Flash Talk

In the midst of the Indian Summer, Fulham Band made yet another TV appearance – but this time with a slightly controversial feel. We spent a hot October Saturday marching across the Millennium Bridge in central London playing ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ copious times, whilst comedian Jon Holmes led the way before giving a short, light-hearted lecture on Faith Groups to a flash mob of nuns, humanist singers, passers by and of course the Fulham Brass Band.

 He spoke about his concerns about the role religion plays in government and the event was part of the current affairs programme ‘Flash Talk’ which aired on Current TV in October.

Fulham compete for the first time in a First Section entertainments contest.

The band had been keen to compete in an entertainments contest and it was decided that we should aim for The Wychavon Festival of Brass on 17th and 18th September 2011. Due to the popularity of the competition, we were too late to enter the 2nd Section contest, so, in for a penny, in for a pound, we entered the First Section contest.

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