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Liberty Gets Younger

Liberty has been described to us as a great youth club for young people who love music…and that sounds like a great description! As we start 2019, we are taking the opportunity to make sure that we are really focused on being a great place for young people by reducing our maximum age from 21 […]

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2018 Liberty Annual Awards Night

Liberty’s end of season Awards and Review Night was held once again at Crispins Club in Duston. The event celebrates all that the members have experienced and achieved in the last 12 months. With BYBA Individuals and Ensembles being held on the same weekend, it was also an opportunity for some of the soloists to […]

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Liberty Finish Off 2018 Season At BYBA National Championships

And so the last competitive performance of the year had come around and we were off to Bedford to the BYBA National Championships. It was an extremely wet and cold day, and this presented a whole range of challenges to both the organisers and the bands taking part. Read the rest of the article here.

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Thurrock Marching Brass World Record Attempt

Thurrock Marching Brass in conjunction with Marching Band Activity United Kingdom is proud to confirm that they will be attempting to regain their World Record for the longest fanfare line in History during 2018. For this attempt we have teamed up with the British Youth Band Association who has graciously allowed us to perform the […]

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Liberty BYBA Finals 2016 Report

…and so to the last competition of our season – British Youth Band Association Finals. We met at lunchtime and between rain showers managed a couple of full run throughs. We then travelled to Telford in pouring rain, hoping that the weather might be a bit kinder to us when we performed. The rain cleared […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass 2016 British Cadet Class Champions

The young members of Thurrock Marching Brass, more than 60% of whom had never competed at a National Championships before, set sail for Telford Football Club on Saturday 1 October. By ‘set sail’ we really mean that, as of all the days to break what has been a spectacular few months of blistering sunshine, the […]

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Max Gill Visits Thurrock Marching Brass

Thurrock Marching Brass was excited to welcome a group of friends who included Max Gill, who played Fat Sam in the West End smash hit Bugsy Malone, to their rehearsals. Max brought with him Kara-Jane Morallee and Sarah Ridley, both of whom have extensive theatrical and stage experience, and together they gave an absolutely brilliant […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass Spend Day At Mersea Island Festival

On Sunday 28 August 2016 Thurrock Marching Brass was asked to join the Mersea Festival event which saw more than 350 disabled youngsters including those with learning difficulties, who had spent a whole week enjoying all the adventures of the Mersea Island camp site. On arrival it was clear that this was going to be […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass March Clacton Carnival

Thurrock Marching Brass entertained a packed 2016 Clacton Carnival on Saturday 13 August 2016 as people lined the sea front route under perfect blue skies. This is an annual trip to the seaside for the young marching band who really enjoy taking part in this popular carnival. Despite having a large number of members on […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass Meets Louis Dowdeswell

On Monday 8 August 2016 members of Thurrock Marching Brass attended a High Voltage Big Band rehearsal where Trumpet supremo Louis Dowdeswell gave a masterclass in the art of trumpet playing. The young members were inspired by this amazing British talent, as was everyone present. Louis is just 22 years of age and has already […]

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