We are a self-funding brass band organisation based in the Tendring Pensinsula which forms part of North Essex. In 2019 we gained promotion to compete in the Second Section of the London & Southern Counties Regional Brass Band Contest.
We are a friendly band for all ages, with current members ranging from 12 years to 80+ years old!
Tendring Brass as an organisation, consists of its Main Band (which consists of the Contest Band and Concert Band) Community Band and Music Academy, supported by a non-playing Support Team.
The younger members of the Band and Music School are an integral part of the organisation, and we recognise child safety and protection. We have a child protection policy and have DBS checked members in our Academy teaching staff.
Likewise, we adhere to the requirements of Child Performance Legislation and work with Essex County Council Child Services department to ensure we comply with local requirements in this area.
Our Main Band rehearse at our own comfortable and licensed premises of Wix Ex-Services Club, Harwich Road, Wix, Essex, CO11 2RY on a Monday evening at 7:15pm until 9:45pm. The first part of the evening is dedicated to our Concert Band and the second part to our Contest Band.
Our Music Academy meet on a Tuesday evening between 4:30pm and 5:30pm, at our Bandroom in Wix, for the development of youth and novice players. This also acts as a feeder for the Community and Main Band.
The Community Band rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, following our Music Academy.