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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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Liberty Drum Corps Is On The Competition Field

Liberty’s 2016 show, “The Despicable Murder of Miss Trixie Malone” has made it onto the competition field and the members are having lots of fun performing it. The 1920s style show has seen the corps performing in 1920s “costume” rather than the corps uniform. The young members all scoured charity shops across Northampton to put […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass Take Gold At Daventry

Thurrock Marching Brass travelled to Daventry in Northamptonshire on Sunday 10 July 2016 for their first summer competition on the British Youth Band Association (BYBA) circuit. This was the very first time that the show, entitled “Under New Management” was performed in public in this format, coming off the back of their success with the […]

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Marching Band Activity United Kingdom Celebrates 3 Years

Marching Band Activity United Kingdom (MBAUK) is a refreshing new online area for anyone that loves music and marching to share positive stories and to share information about themselves, their past, or indeed about things they are aware of coming up in the world of music and marching throughout the United Kingdom that they feel […]

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Gunpowder, Treason And Plot ….And The Hoff

Performance opportunities sometimes come along that are great fun to do, help raise our local profile, and allow us to raise some funds…..and The Gunpowder Plot at Boughton House was all of those. And if that wasn’t enough, David Hasselhoff was there on the first night. Without even knowing it, we had drummed for the […]

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