Richmond Brass Band turns 1 – again!

One year ago the Richmond Brass Band re-formed after 30 years and has been going from strength to strength. 

Cornet player performing outside
Principal cornet, Giovanni Re delights a Summer audience with his jazz solo.

A year in and the band has a strong regular attendance of 30 players that rehearse every week. Over the past 12 months the band has been extraordinarily busy getting up to all sorts of shenanigans, for example:

  • performed in 3 major concerts
  • supported Remembrance Sunday in Twickenham
  • played out for 7 consecutive weekends over Summer!
  • appeared in a motion picture (can’t tell you much about that… yet)
  • attended Whit Friday marches

 No small feat for an infant community band!

Cornet players chanting in a performance.
Cornet players chanting in a performance of ‘Windows of the World’ at The Landmark Arts Centre

Such a busy and successful year is thanks to the drive from Musical Director, Victoria van Uden, support from the Trustees, Richmond upon Thames Council and, of course, the players. It is this level of activity and energy that shows brass bands are still a popular part of the national identity.

The band continues to plan, and participate in, interesting and ambitious projects that support the local community and advance the reach of brass music.

As a community organisation, Richmond Brass Band relies on donations from the public to remain operational. If you wish to support the band, you can do so securely via PayPal HERE.

The Richmond Brass Band at the 'Made to Measure' concert, May 2018.
The Richmond Brass Band at the ‘Made to Measure’ concert, May 2018.