Barbican concert
Redbridge Brass
11 times London & Southern Counties Champions
Butlins Mineworkers Champions 2009
Wychavon Champions 2015
Website by Dave Wallace
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The Living Legends concert series
We featured three world class players in 3
stunning concerts in 2013.  
More about these concerts
Top 10 placing
National Brass Band Championship Finals help in
October 2017 - the bands best result against the
country's top bands. An excellent achievement.
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Previously with the band
Redbridge Brass at the Barbican with British Sea Power
"Redbridge Brass we’re an absolute pleasure to
work with, fantastic musicians and a good laugh -
what more could you ask?"  
David Taylor (British Sea Power Management)

See what others had to say about it
London Evening Standard
Spring Brass Band Festival - The Senior Trophy
- May 2018

The band led by MD, Richard Ward, was awarded 3rd place which
promotes the band into Grand Shield contest for 2019.  The band
played 'A Kensington Concerto' by Eric Ball, and showed off its
adaptability in creating a warm traditional style, with fabulous a
cornet solo from principal Cliff Pask.  
In Concert - with British Sea Power
Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London
A resounding success on stage and in the BBC
recording studio with this indy band
Contest News
Resident Conductor - May 2018

The band is pleased to announce that Chris Bearman has
agreed to take the role of Resident Conductor. Chris will take
rehearsals and lead the band on concerts, working with our
professional MDs as part of our contest preparations.

More about Chris
BBC Concert Orchestra
The band support our friends at the BBC with a short
concert to 'warm up' the audience before the  BBC
Concert Orchestra's family orchestral favourites
concert. Held at the Magnificent Redbridge Town
Hall in June 2018 -
BBC Concert Orchestra diary   

The BBC Concert Orchestra with Principal
Conductor Bramwell Tovey celebrated the success
of music education in Redbridge through a well
funded service. Redbridge Brass are a living legacy
of this policy.
"Outstanding pre-concert event from @redbridgebrass Music by Heaton, Imogen Holst,
Williams etc. Such a great sounding ensemble, so musical, bravo"  
Bramwell Tovey (Source: Twitter)    
Richard Ward
Chris Bearman
3rd Place at the - London and Southern Counties
Area Contest 2019

Another podium finish for the band and Dr David Thornton, (MD for
Brighouse & Rastrick, Grimethorpe Colliery), who lead the band at
this contest playing the fine composition 'Seascapes' by Ray

The band enjoyed working with David who gave insight in to the
preparation and focus to contests from his many years as a player
and MD of a top flight brass band.

Seascapes was the Test Piece for the 1988 National Finals at the
Royal Albert Hall and was the first time Redbridge Brass qualified
the finals conducted then by Graham Chambers.  The band still has
four players who were in the band all those years ago!
Concerts and Events
David Thornton
Making a splash down at Butlins 2019

The band returns from a weekend contesting at
Skegness under MD Richard Ward. With the theme of
the anniversary of the Apollo moon landings, the band
gave some fine performances alongside archive
footage of the momentous events.  The percussion
team (pictured) produced epic sounds for the rocket
launch sequences, plus Indian tabla beat's for the
1960's vibe piece 'East Meets West' and of course big
band swing for Fly Me to the Moon.  
Percussion team
Saturday 14 December -  
St Gabriel's Church, Aldersbrook Rd, Wanstead, London  E12 5HH

The Snowman film with live music
After 2 sell-out years, the band will be screening the film again to the evocative sound track
played live by the band.

A really great Christmas treat for all the family - big kids and the little ones too, homemade
cakes and treats, plus pop-corn, and refreshments including mulled wine

Showtimes - 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
Festival of Wind and Brass - April 2019
The splendid Pamoja Hall at Sevenoaks School in Kent was
the venue for a spectacular concert lead by MD Jonathan Crowhurst.

The band took the stage for the second half of the concert that
included a performance of 'Seascapes' by Ray Steadman-Allen
which was the Test Piece for the 1988 National Finals at the
Royal Albert Hall and was the first time Redbridge Brass qualified
the finals conducted then by Graham Chambers. The band still has
four players who were in the band all those years ago!

The concert also featured the Maidstone Wind Symphony, and
special guest soloist
Matilda Lloyd.
The band at the
Barbican appearing with
British Sea Power
Saturday 8th February 2020 - 7:30pm
St Gabriel's Church, Aldersbrook Rd, Wanstead, London  E12 5HH

A Romantic Concert - with special guest David Silkoff - piano
A concert full of the sounds of romance for Valentines Day.   More details to come soon.
Don't miss this family favourite
The story captures a magical night for a boy and his snowman friend in the Oscar-nominated
1982 movie. A great way to kick-off the festive season. Suitable for all ages, not just the kids!

Adults (16+) £12    Child (3-15 - seated) £6     Kids on laps (2 and under) – FREE

As well as the film on the big screen and full live soundtrack, seasonal refreshments, popcorn
and home made cakes will be available plus live brass performing your favourite Christmas
carols and songs.  The whole experience will last approximately one hour.

More adults than kids came to the shows last year, so start your family tradition here with this         
magical experience in the wonderful acoustic and intimate surroundings of St Gabriels church.

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“The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs is published by Puffin