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UK Marching Band Alliance

For the first time, the leaders of Britain’s major marching band organisations have come together to talk about their groups and look at where they have common ground going forward. During the meeting in Burton-on-Trent; BYBA, TYMBA and DCUK outlined to each other the backgrounds of their associations, talked about their recent successes and also […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass Celebrate Jack Petchey Award Winner

Thurrock Marching Brass are delighted to confirm that the November winner for the Jack Petchey Achievement Award goes to Kelsea Mepham. Kelsea has been with us since the first night of our re-launch in October 2010 and has been an integral part both the marching band, where she has played Baritone and front line tuned […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass Scoop Top Awards At BYBA I&E

Eighteen young members of Thurrock Marching Brass travelled to Staffordshire on Sunday 23 November 2014 to compete in multiple categories and against other competitors from across the UK in the British Youth Band Association Individuals & Ensembles competition and brought home seven Gold, six Silver, one Bronze plus three of the guard performers scored high […]

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Liberty Host Local Competition

On Sunday September 14th some of the UK’s top youth marching bands came to Rushden, Northamptonshire for the ‘Drums at the Diamonds’ contest. Liberty Drum Corps and Liberty Juniors hosted this competition, with it being a very enjoyable day! Both bands did us very proud, with Liberty Juniors placing 1st place in the Cadet class […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass Board Strengthened With New Appointment

It gives me great pleasure to confirm that Steve Hall has been appointed as a full Trustee and will sit on the board of Thurrock Marching Brass. Steve was formally appointed on 24 March and will serve for the next three years. For those that do not know Steve, he has a long and rich […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass In St George’s Day Parade

Thurrock Marching Brass were given the honour of leading the St George’s Day Scout & Guide Parade which started at Hathaway Academy and concluded at the Blackshots Playing Fields in Grays, Essex. This was the first time that a marching band had led the parade which involves more than 1,000 members from all areas of […]

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Fanfare World Record Attempt In 2014

Thurrock Marching Brass in conjunction with the Marching Band Activity United Kingdom Facebook Page are proud to confirm that they will be attempting a new World Record for the longest Fanfare Line in History at Thurrock Marching Brass’ Essex show on Sunday 7 September 2014. It is hoped that 150 or more Trumpet and Cornet […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass Entertain At Parade

Thurrock Marching Brass entertained a large enthusiastic crowd at the Southend-on-Sea Lantern Parade on 1 December 2013 as they anchored outside Feelgood’s Restaurant and performed as the parade of around 1,000 lantern carriers walked from Victoria Circus, down Pier Hill and gathered outside the restaurant. Christmas came early for the young band as the snow […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass At 2013 BYBA I&E Competition

On Sunday 24 November 2013, Thurrock Marching Brass travelled to Stafford and entered contestants in 11 different categories for the 2013 British Youth Band Association hosted Individuals & Ensembles Competition. The competition sees contestants categorized by age, and by chosen specialty of Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Mallet (all types) and Colourguard, brings together some of the […]

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2014 Thurrock Marching Brass Staff Announcements

After completing an incredibly successful three years leading Thurrock Marching Brass’ marching band, Darren Crisp will be moving into the new role of Head of Music Education, effective immediately. Darren’s three year appointment by the board has seen an incredible growth in members, their development and also seen a number of competitive successes including back […]

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