June 2017- Quintet at the Britannia Ball

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On Friday 30 June Tendring Brass Band Quintet visited the Waterfront in Harwich to help to support the Britannia Ball. The Britannia Ball was an absolutely excellent fundraiser for the RNLI, that was enjoyed by everybody, and a lot of money was raised. The band began by playing outside, welcoming all of the guests, and the rest of the evening was spent playing sets off a range of music to entertain the guests, while the meal was being enjoyed.

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As the evening was themed around “Britannia” we included some well known British music such as  “Fantastia on British Sea Songs” and “Pomp and circumstance”  but we also interested the audience with some of our Spanish Music, one piece known as “Campeonas Cariocas”. The quintet really enjoyed the experience and it was fantastic to play with an audience of such variety. We hope to aid many more functions such as this in the future! 🎶

July 2017 -Tendring Brass Band and Academy at Tendring Show

Tendring Brass Academy are pleased to be at the Tendring Hundred Show on Saturday 8th July 2017.
Come along to the Co-operative Society marquee and meet some of the Academy and ‘Have a Try’ of one of the Brass Band Instrument that will be available. Come and see our display boards- giving details of  Tendring Brass – incorporating its Main Band and Academy.
Children will have the opportunity to enter the Wordsearch Quiz, with a chance to win a great prize

June 2017 – McGrigor Hall Concert – Frinton

On Sunday 25th June , the McGrigor Hall Fourth Avenue , was the venue of the Main Bands band premiere performance in Frinton on Sea and the only thing it could be described as is a resounding success!

The audience were treated to a variety of music from The Shows, The charts, The Movies and more traditional Brass Band repertoire, including, Breezing Down Broadway, Singing in the Rain, David Bowie’s Life on Mars, and a beautiful arrangement of The Seal Lullaby.  Our young quartet, who received high praise when they finished runners up in the East Anglian Brass Band Association’s Solo and Quartet Competition, entertained everyone with their performance of “A Southern Gospel Suite”.  Just when we thought the people of Frinton had had enough they called for a double encore, first a rousing sing-a-long to Tom Jones in Concert, followed by a selection of Abba classics from the show Mamma Mia.

Needless to say the band thoroughly enjoyed themselves and can’t wait to be invited back.  The band must also say a huge thank you to Tendring District Council for the donation of a wonderful raffle prize, a pair of tickets to ride the Tornado steam train from Walton to Colchester! We thank you for your on-going support.
The concert was a resounding success and has provided much needed funds for future band projects in the community and beyond.

MUSIC-FUN-FRIENDSHIP

The Band of The Parachute Regiment based at Merville Barracks Colchester opened their band room to welcome Tendring Brass Academy students and staff for a morning of music training on Saturday 13th May 2017.

    

We all benefited from sitting alongside the musicians and being guided by their excellent MD. A lot was learnt such as respect, posture, being attentive, sight reading, dynamic contrasts and other musical qualities.

   

A very positive experience for all, to be repeated in the future.

 

Following the training we headed to Colchester Castle Park for a picnic and games rounders and cricket.

Then came Jump Street. Many of us with older bones and bodies opted out of this but those that took part had a great time and came off very red in the face.

A brilliant day of Music Fun and Friendship.