Autumn Concert 2012



 The band returned to the Menuhin Hall in Cobham for the annual Autumn Concert on the 10th of November.  ‘A Journey Through Time’ was the theme, starting with The Essential Joseph (37 BC) and  progressing through various items such as Hallelujah Chorus (0 BC), Alexander (356 AD), In Tudor Days (1485), Selections from Titanic (1912) and ending at  Brooklyn (2003).  

The guest soloist was Linden McKenzie on Trombone.  Linden is a has appeared at many events and festivals around Europe such as Vienne Jazz Festival, Montreaux Jazz Festival, IOW Festival and many others. 

As well as playing solo parts with the band, Linden demonstrated a technique of playing two notes at once (multiphonics) where one note is played and another ‘sung’ through the instrument.  He then effectively played a duet by himself called ‘The Warrior Comes Out To Play’





The bandsman of the year award was presented to Wesley Johnson


An encore of Seventy-Six Trombones was played and while not quite featuring 76 trombone players, we did have 4 of the band’s trombonists, 3 of the band’s Eupononium and Baritone players playing valved trombones, Linden McKenzie and our conductor, Robin Langdon.

Autumn concert 2011



The band played at the prestigious Menuhin Hall for it’s annual Autumn Concert on the 29th October.  The theme of the night was ‘Music from the Screen’ and featured, amongst others, music from Superman, Jurrasic Park, Saving Private Ryan and Pirates of the Caribbean.


 Guest soloist was Lucy Gibbs from the Arioso Orchestra in London who played the oboe in Gabriel’s Oboe and Hetty Wainthropp Investigates.







One of the bands percussionists, Julie Beaven, played an unusual instrument – the Hammered Dulcimer.  The origins of this instrument are said to date back over 2000 years and it is a forerunner of the modern piano.  Julie played a solo in Braveheart and a composition of Some Enchanted Evening.  It is believed that this is the first time this instrument has been played in collaboration with a brass band.







The bandsman of the year award was presented to Darren Abbott