In 1887 a brass and reed band was founded in Cobham, Surrey, later to become The Cobham Band in 1970 with the death of the band’s last surviving reed player.
The band has performed at a number of prestigious venues including Westminster Abbey Gardens, Royal Parks – Kensington, Greenwich and St. James’s, at The Yehudi Menuhin School in Cobham and alongside top brass banding names such as Ian Porthouse (Conductor of The 2010 British Open Champions, Tredegar Town Band), Steven Sykes (Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist 2009) and James Lynch (conductor of Bad Ass Brass and soprano cornet with Brighouse and Rastrick Band and Yorkshire Imperial).
The band embraces music of all styles and presents varied and entertaining concerts of enviable quality to the delight of the band’s patrons who have helped raise considerable amounts of money for charity.
Every year, the band, at its Annual General Meeting, chooses a charity to support during the following year. The Band is currently supporting Parkinsons UK.
The band rehearses at Churchgate House Centre, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham, KT11 3EJ on Monday evenings from 8pm to 10pm. There may be an extra rehearsal on a Thursday before major concerts or contests and when the Monday is a public holiday.
The band has a good regular membership but new members are always welcome and if you would like to come along, or are interested in joining the band please contact the Band’s Secretary, Stephanie Reeves on 07519 660174. Alternatively a contact form is available
The band is grateful for the support it receives from the R C Sherriff Trust in advancing the arts in Elmbridge.