Christmas Spectacular 2019

Saturday 21st December saw the Band playing at its last event of 2019, a fantastic evening at the Columbine Centre Walton.

A packed hall was the setting for an evening of music, dancing, fun and games. The evening was a huge success and not only did eveyone have a great time, a sizable amount was raised for band funds.

Particular thanks to Walton RBL for their generous donation to our Band Training Fund, to enable us to have first class tuition and guidance to prepare for the year ahead.

Well thats our final outing of 2019 done…. and what a success!! A big thank you to all our band players and support staff for their continued hard work and commitment!!
Lots of exciting things already lined up for 2020!! Merry Christmas from all at Tendring Brass!! πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽΆπŸŽΊπŸŽΌ

Carols in the Garden – Dovercourt 19.12.19

Wishing to reinstate the Harwich Hospital “Carols Around the Christmas Tree”. A Harwich resident opened his wonderful garden to neighbours and invited guests one evening during the run up to Christmas.

Tendring Brass set the festive mood as everyone arrived, Reverend Margaret welcomed everyone present and the band were joined by Harwich Sing to lead the guests in an hour of carol singing.

Although rain had been forecast the evening stayed dry as we enjoyed the soup, mulled wine and mince pies, which along with a splendid tombola, helped to raise over Β£1000 for Macmillian  Nurses.

The organiser is hoping that the success of this initial event may become part of Christmas Celebrations in Harwich once again. 

Christmas Quiz 2019

Tendring Brass held a fundraising Christmas Family Quiznight on Saturday 14th December.

Teams competed in the event hosted by quizmaster Bob, who had created the quiz with each round being Christmas themed.

A great night was had by all, and congratulations go to the winning team ‘ Jinglebells & Baubles’ conmprising of Michelle, Carol, Jason and Zachory – well done!

Thanks to ,everyone who attended, to quizmaster Bob, and to the bandroom prep team who spent time decorating the bandroom with Christmas tree, Christmas lights and decorations it looked really great.

RBL Walton Carol Service 2019

On Saturday 14th December members of Tendring Brass were at All Saints Church Walton on Naze for the local Royal British Legion Carol service.

The bands attendance was much appreciated by everyone present and the comments afterwards were very positive.

Thank you to Walton Royal British Legion who have continued to be supportive of the Band and our Academy over the past years.

RBL Mersea Christmas Concert 2019

Tendring Brass were once again invited over to Mersea Island by the Mersea branch of The Royal British Legion.

This is a long standing event that the Band look forward to as the concert is so warmly recieved, combined with the fact that players are provided with hot drinks, sausage rolls and mince pies !

With our Assistant Musical Director at the helm, David Rowland, the Band again put on a wonderful evening of Christmas music including carols and singing by the enthusiastic audience.

Thanks to Mersea RBL for your hospitality, a great night was had by all.

Academy play for Arrival of St Nicholas in Harwich. 7th December 2019

Members of Tendring Brass Academy again played at Harwich H’penny Pier for the arrival of St Nicholas.

A large crowd eagerly waited on the quayside, entertained by several of the academy; including some of its youngest members.

Following St Nich’s arrival, the group re-located to St Nicholas’Church, where they played carols for the annual Welcoming Ceremony.

A great start to the run-up to Christmas.

Martello Masonic Christmas Dinner 2019

On 7th December a group from Tendring Brass Academy were again invited to Clacton, for the Annual Masonic Christmas Dinner.

The Masons have always been very supportive of our Academy, so it was a pleasure to accompany their end of dinner carol singing, which is now a regular event on the Academy calendar.

A great evening for players (and singers !)

Thankyou to Clacton Masons for your support and your generous donation to Academy funds.