Westminster Abbey 2012

The Cobham Band played in Westmister Abbey Gardens on Wednesday 25th July 2012 as part of their “Brass on the Grass” Summer program. It was one of the hottest days of the year so far and a large audience gathered in the the shade of the trees for the lunchtime concert.

The band played for an hour and a half, starting with a piece called Jubilee written by our Musical Director Robin Langdon in celebration of the Jubilee year. Other music included traditional band marches, a James Bond selection, Best of ABBA, All Through the Night and Trumpet Fiesta.

The Westminster Abbey Gardens are a very beautiful retreat from the hustle and bustle of London and this prestigious event is very popular with the band members.

The band finished the concert with the audience standing to two verses of the National Anthem.

Test Drive


The band had a visitor at rehearsal on Monday – Bill Gelddard came to run through a composition of his that he has arranged for an upcoming competition.  Bill is a well known trombone player from the Johnny Dankworth era now turned composer and has written the Hetty Wainthrop  piece amongst others.