Tutti Solo Cornet

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Our next engagement is : Sunday 14th November: Remembrance Service, South Woodham Ferrers, 10:45am

The band has been established in South Essex for almost one hundred years and at the moment has almost full membership. We play a varied programme to a high standard and have a reputation for a progressive and changing repertoire of music. Under our musical director Peter Bearman, we play mainly concerts but also perform at fetes and other functions.

The band is able to deliver high quality and entertaining concert programmes at the same time as maintaining a very friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

Rayleigh Brass do not enter contests like many bands, but seek instead to broaden the appeal of the band beyond the traditional brass band image, playing a wide and challenging repertoire, at the same time trying to relate to their audience.

Rayleigh Brass acknowledges its role in the community, and has raised funds in the past for BBC Children in Need and local hospitals, and is always willing to consider appearing at charity fund-raising events. In the weeks preceding Christmas the band fields several groups each day at locations throughout southern Essex, playing carols for shoppers, and at social functions, as well as maintaining a busy concert schedule.

Further from home, they have played on several occasions in Ypres, Belgium, culminating in a moving experience for the band and audience when they performed at the famous Menin Gate - the monument to the many thousands who lost their lives in the First World War at Flanders Fields.

We are back!

Our first public performance since the start of the pandemic over a year ago, was at Priory Park bandstand, Southend in August.

It was great to be back performing again in public.