Thurrock Marching Brass Celebrate First Win Of 2014

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thurrock_marching_brass_100x100Thurrock Marching Brass, Thurrock’s premier marching and performing arts organisation travelled to Woking in Surrey on Sunday 29 June 2014 for their first competition of the 2014 summer season. Having enjoyed a good dress rehearsal the previous day at a community event in the borough, this young, up and coming group of talented performers were performing in the new Junior Class section, which is a step up from last year’s Cadet Class where they won the Cadet Class British Championships in October 2013 after completing an undefeated season. In fact, it is October 2012 since the marching band has been defeated in any competitions across the UK, where they were narrowly beaten into silver medal position on that occasion.

This year’s summer program is a really fun one and is theme based around magic and illusion, entitled “The Sound of Magic” with the young members playing music from Queen’s, It’s a kind of Magic; a selection of melody’s from Harry Potter and music from the film, Hocus Pocus. The members have been working really hard to perfect not only their music, which they must learn to play without having any music in front of them during the performance, but also their intricate marching routines and all of the choreography as well for their competitive performances. Once they start their march onto the arena, all their instructors can do is to watch and hope that they remember all the many things that they have to do in order to make the show come to life.

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The instructors needn’t have worried at all and the reception for this very popular group really spurred them on to set a new high score in the Junior Class for 2014, winning all captions in the process and extending their undefeated streak a little further.

A delighted Corps Director, Joanna Crisp commented “All the hard work that our members have put in really paid off today. I am so very pleased and proud of each and every one of them and to the many people who give up their time freely to ensure that they have everything that they need to perform on the day, and in so many capacities. Our friends at Cadence Drum & Bugle Corps fielded two competing teams in our class today and I would like to thank them for their performances, which were magnificent, and for their hospitality as the hosts of the competition on the day as well. We are always welcoming new members into the team and so if anyone would like to come along and join in just get in touch. All details are on our web site at but for today, what a start to the new season and in a more challenging class for us. I couldn’t be any more pleased for everyone!”

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Thurrock Marching Brass will be bringing elite marching band competition to Thurrock on 7 September 2014 at the Aveley Football Club and so you can come along and see for yourself just what youngsters are capable of on the field. Why not come along and show your support and cheer these talented youngsters on. Details can be found on our web site at and via our official Facebook page at

Posted by on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014. Filed under Current News, Drum Corps U.K., FrontPage Feature.