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New band set for London Area

Oxford Cherwell Brass is looking forward to taking to the stage in Stevenage in 2014.

Oxford Cherwell


One of the UK's newest brass bands has announced its intention to compete at the Area Championships.

Taking part

Oxford Cherwell Brass, which was only formed in the summer of 2013, is hoping to take part in the London & Southern Counties Regional contest in Stevenage in March under the direction of the respected conductor Terry Brotherhood.

Balanced mix

Band secretary and principal cornet Steve Clapton told 4BR: "Oxford Cherwell Brass has a balanced mix of experienced players and newcomers and we fully expect to be competitive and look forward to seeing the emergence of the band both regionally and nationally over the next few years."

He added: "We would also like to thank the Regional committee for their help and guidance in respect to our proposed participation."

1st City of Norwich Brass

Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships: Third Section

March 17 • City of Norwich delivers the winning Napoleonic performance off the number one draw in Stevenage.

Gala Theatre

Result: North of England Regional Championship: Fourth Section

March 17 • Spennymoor Town makes it a clean sweep as they head to Cheltenham with fellow qualifiers and debutants Tewit Silver.

Taff Vale Brass

Result: 2018 Welsh Regional Championship: Third Section

March 17 • Taff Vale Brass claim the Third Section honours on their contest debuts and are joined in Cheltenham by Usk.

Brangwyn Hall

Potential weather and road closure delays for Welsh Regional Championship

March 16 • Snowfall on the way to Swansea and some road closures near to the Brangwyn Hall on Saturday morning may cause problems for bands at the Welsh Regional Championship.

Contest: London & SC Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall, Bolton

Saturday 17 March • 37 Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AS

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Walsall Brass Band

March 17 • WALSALL BRASS BAND are looking for Cornets, 1st Baritone, 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percusion.

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 17 • We are urgently looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life ( you do not need to work for the Police!)

Arrow Valley Brass

March 16 • Arrow Valley Brass is developing well under Andy Culshaw and seeks to appoint an experienced front row cornet player. We are based in Inkberrow, Worcs.and our main rehearsal is on Sunday morning. Full programme of concerts, contests etc.

Martin Heartfield

Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist