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Starting Monday 25th September - Redbridge Music School - 8pm to 10pm
Becontree Brass Band will be rehearsing in Room 16 at the Redbridge Music School with the hope that this will become a dedicated base for the band. We would be delighted to welcome you along to our rehearsals.
Redbridge Music School, Fencepiece Road, Ilford, Essex, IG6 2NB.
Becontree Brass Band enjoyed a fantastic Summer Concert at Southend Bandstand with a selection of music from musicals, shows and popular arrangements. We had a large crowd listening and we hope it was an enjoyable concert for all.
The band presented a program of music on Sunday 14th May at Upminster Methodist Church. Playing to full to capacity church, the concert which was part of the church building fund project, included favourites from stage and screen. The audience were very receptive and expressed their enjoyment for the afternoon's music, for many this being the first brass band concert they had attended. A good amount was raised for the church project fund.
The band would like to thank Mark Ager for conducting the band.
Trevor Foster our long standing Solo Horn player, has stepped down from the band as he moves into retirement. We wish him a relaxing retirement.
The band enjoyed playing a selection of music as part of the St George's Day celebration at V&A Museum of Childhood, London on Sunday 23rd April. Thank you for the invitation and we hope to return soon.
A couple of our long standing players in the band have decided to take a break from the band and we would like to thank Evan Champion, Michelle Ford and Kevin Jenner for their commitment and contribution to the band over the years.
We have recently welcomed some new faces into the band, Elin Von S on 2nd Trombone, Tony Howes on 2nd Baritone, Ian Hayes on 2nd Cornet, Lynn Hayes on 3rd Cornet, and Eamon Wilson on to Eb Bass.
The band again entered the London and Southern Counties Regional 1st Section Contest on Sunday 19th March, playing "The Land of the Long White Cloud" by Philip Sparke. Having finished 8th and 6th over the past two consecutive years the band was perhaps a little disappointed to finish 13 from 17 this year.
The band very much enjoyed our "Love is in the air" concert at the Brentwood Theatre on Saturday 18th February. This was the first concert the band has held at the Brentwood Theatre and we hope to be able to return again in the future. Thank you Fiona Bowman for your hard work and support.
Becontree Brass Band (1st section) are a friendly and motivated band based in Loughton, Essex.
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Could you be our next Principal Cornet, Solo Horn or Solo Trombone /Baritone? The band is currently recruiting for experienced players, please get in touch in confidence through our website, we would love to hear from you!
We rehearse just once a week at Redbridge Music School, a 10 minute walk from Hainault or Fairlop tube stations on the Central line. Rehearsals are from 8pm until 10pm on Mondays.
We would make you most welcome!
Sunday 26th November
V&A Museum of Childhood,
Bethnal Green, London.
12.00 noon to 3.00 pm
C e l e b r a t i n g B r i t a i n
In October 2013, Becontree Brass Band recorded a new CD entitled 'Celebrating Britain - A Musical Journey', directed by the inspiring musical director Jayne Murrill.
The CD features a varied a programme of concert music from around the British Isles, including some interesting new arrangements, alongside the usual brass band favourites.
Should you wish to purchase a copy please visit us at our next engagement or make contact with us to have one sent to you.
£10.00 including postage.
£8.00 at our events