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
4barsrest.com
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
Steadman-Allen.

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 28 Sept - 7:30pm
St Gabriel's Church, Aldersbrook Rd,
Wanstead, London  E12 5HH

A Night at the Opera
with Jane Wilkinson - soprano

A selection of classic moments from the
world of opera that include, Bizet's
Carmen, Puccini's Humming Chorus,
Nessun Dorma plus the more modern
opera sounds of Gershwin's Porgy and
Bess, and Bernstein's West Side Story,
all played with the band's refined sound
and musical style which our audiences
have come to expect.

Our guest soloist Jane Wilkinson is an
experienced soprano singer with a
beautiful voice and brings to us the arias
of Purcell, Lehar and Dvorak. Jane
teaches at Imperial College London and
Brunel University.

Tickets:  Adult: £10  
Child (under 12)  FREE
Saturday 14 December
St Gabriel's Church, Aldersbrook Rd,
Wanstead, London  E12 5HH

The Snowman film returns
After 2 sell-out years, the band is once again  
screening the film with the evocative sound
track played by the band. A really great
Christmas treat for all the family - big kids and
the little ones too, home made cakes and
treats, plus pop-corn, and refreshments
including mulled wine


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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
Screening Times - 3pm, 5pm, 7pm