Tendring Brass present their annual Remembrance Concert entitled “Platinum Icons”. 70 years of celebration, remembrance, and commemoration through Iconic music from momentous events and famous people. The diverse musical programme will include a section of hits from the rock group Queen to Crown Imperial by William Walton. Tendring Brass are also delighted to be joined once again by Chase Lane Primary School Choir performing songs from including Mamma Mia and Matilda.
On Saturday 19th March 2022, Tendring Brass Band competed at the London & Southern Counties Regional Contest, held at The Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage. Competing in the 2nd Section against 16 other bands and playing The Aeronauts by Goff Richards, Tendring Brass finished in a very commendable 9th place.
Thank you to all of our players for their hard work and to our supporters on the day.
The band’s next engagement is on Sunday 3rd April 2022, at St Peter and St Paul Church, St Osyth. Event preview.
Tendring Brass are delighted to be the guests of Clacton Rotary, for this their Musical Concert. Music has been requested entirely by relatives to honour their past Rotarians. Pieces include Georgia on my mind, Glen Miller Selection, Me and my shadow, Rockin’ all over the World and the Salvation Army cornet solo Golden Slippers played by Tim Pannell, principal cornet of Haverhill Silver Band. Tickets are available on the poster numbers or at the door.
Tendring Brass’s 20th year at the Westcliff theatre was a great success after nearly 2 years of isolated, distanced and outside playing. On the afternoon of 7th November, the audience were treated to a musical and visual journey of life for band members during 2020. The concert included excellent solos, which individuals have been perfecting, including Big Spender, Jerusalem, Over the Rainbow and Carrickfergus. Tendring Brass also accompanied back screened videos which they produced during lockdown.
The band were delighted to be joined once again by Clacton Amateur Dramatic Society for a taster of their joint stage production of Brassed Off showing at the Westcliff theatre, Clacton 25, 26, and 27 November. (Tickets available from the theatre).
As a result of moving our remembrance concert forwards this year it enabled more standards to attend adding to the poignance of the annual act of remembrance.
As well as supporting NHS welfare charities (£320) from ticket sales Tendring Brass donated raffle profits to the local RNLI (£300) and the Royal British Legion took a leaving collection. (£100)
If you attended a memorial service around the Tendring area the following Sunday, 14th November, you will have heard the last post played by one of 14 buglers which we were honoured to provide again this year.
We have a busy schedule planned not only up to Christmas but well into the new year. Join us at the Columbine Centre, Walton on the afternoon of
19th December at 3pm for our family Christmas Concert.(tickets @£5 available on the door).
On Saturday 24th July Tendring Brass Main Band performed on Mersea Island at the invitation of the island’s Royal British Legion to celebrate the 100th year of the RBL.
This was the first outing since the end of 2019, due to the pandemic, and it was really good to be out performing again to the public. The band set up under a canopy in the car park of the Legion Hall, and played an assortment of music under the direction of the band’s Assistant Musical Director David Rowland. The afternoon was a great success and was enjoyed by all those present at the celebrations.
On 27th February 2021, Tendring Brass received an invitation to play the piece ‘Lions of Legends’ for the National Brass Band finals at Cheltenham in September later this year. We will be representing the London and Southern Counties second section, which will be a huge honour for us. It has been fun rehearing this piece together as a band virtually and we cannot wait to bring it all together live.