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Denmead Brass - News Items

Promotion to 2nd Section

Denmead Brass are pleased to announce a return to the 2nd section of the National Brass Band Association Grading Tables in the West of England Region.

This is a result from the Bands Excellent 3rd place performance at the 2015 West of England Regional Contest held in March, and follows a decision by the West of England committee to re-balance of the number of Bands in each section.

This item was posted on : 17-Apr-15

Success at Crawley

On the 19th May, the band visited Crawley for the Southern Counties Area Band Assocation's Entertainment Contest.

It proved a very successfull day with the band being placed 2nd in their section, just 1 point behind the winners. Our Flugel Horn player Jane Brydon also won the soloists prize for her rendition of Autumn Leaves.

This result follows on from the British Band Associations regional finals in March, at which the band gained promotion to the 2nd Section as a result of their performance of Hollywood which earned them 3rd place on the day.

This item was posted on : 22-May-13

Summer Concert 22nd June

Due to unforeseen circumstances, It is with great regret that the band must announce the cancellation of this event.

This item was posted on : 22-May-13

Success again at SCABA Quartet & Ensemble Contest

Success for the second year in a row at the Southern Counties Area Band Association's annual Solo,Quartet and Ensemble contest at Ringmer.

Becca Charters took second place in the Junior Slow Melody class playing flugel. Becca then played in the Youth Quartet with Anna Brown, Verity Flood & Robert Stevens who won this class and were also awarded best interpretation out of all the junior and youth bands competing.

The trombone quartet came first in their class, retaining their title from last year. The Denmead cornet quartet came second in the same class as the trombone group.

This item was posted on : 18-Feb-12

SCABA Solo, Quartet, and Ensemble Contest 20/Feb/2011

Congratulations to all those involved in this years successfull visit to Ringmer.

The Youth Ensemble and Quartet both achieved 2nd place in their sections, whilst the Main Band quartet were placed 1st in the 2nd Section, and the main band ensemble were awarded best interpretation in the senior section ensembles !

This item was posted on : 21-Feb-11

Twenty Twenty Television


See below, content of e-mail from Twenty Twenty Television expressing their appreciation of the Band's efforts during the re-opening ceremony for the Titanic Memoral.

Dear Linda,

I just wanted to write and thank you and all of Denmead Brass for playing at our event yesterday from particularly from myself, Debra, Stan the director and of course from all our crew and production team

We hugely appreciated you stepping in at the 11th hour to perform and can’t thank the band enough for being brilliantly professional, sounding wonderful and being patient and good humoured when things didn't go quite to schedule.

Please pass on our thanks to everyone in the band and once we have a broadcast date for the episode I’ll let you know




This item was posted on : 06-Sep-10

Opening of the Restored Titanic Memorial

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After Restoration which began in August 2010.        The original memorial in Andrews Park in 1914

04/Sep/2010 - Denmead Brass were proud to have been invited to play at the opening ceremony for the NEWLY-restored memorial marking the bravery of the engineers who died when ill-fated Southampton liner Titanic sank 98 years ago.

Southampton City Council and TV production company Twenty Twenty Television have returned the bronze memorial to its former glory, as it would have appeared in 1914.

Titanic struck an iceberg in the freezing Atlantic waters off Newfoundland on April 12 1912 with a huge loss of life, including the engineers who remained loyally at their posts deep inside the liner despite knowing they faced certain death.

When the Titanic Engineers Memorial was originally unveiled by Sir Archibald Denny, president of the Institute of the Marine Engineers, the event was attended by an estimated 100,000 Southampton residents.

Funded by donations from their colleagues around the world, the monument marked the heroism of the Titanic’s engineers.

But over the years, time, weather and pollution took their toll on the memorial, dulling the bronze panels and the figure of the angel standing on the bow of a ship.

The memorial, officially a Grade II listed building, was designed and built by Whitehead and Son of the Imperial Works, Kennington Oval in London.

Councillor John Hannides, Southampton City Council’s Cabinet member for leisure, culture and heritage said: “When the ship sank, 549 people from Southampton tragically lost their lives and hundreds of families in the city were directly affected."

“The impact was felt around the world, but nowhere more so than in Southampton. I think I speak for the majority in recognising the heroism and sacrifice of the ship’s engineers, who remained at their posts until the bitter end, keeping the lights working so that passengers had a chance of finding their way to the lifeboats.”

TV series - The event was filmed by Twenty Twenty Television as part of a new landmark series for Channel 4 called We Built Titanic.

The series explores the Edwardian industrial era that culminated in the building of the most famous ship in modern history, Titanic, which in her day was the largest man made moving object in the world.

The final episode focuses on Southampton, and investigates the impact Titanic had on the families of this city

This item was posted on : 06-Sep-10

WMBBA Contest Result

Denmead Brass are placed 4th in the West Midlands Brass Band Association's annual contest.

Denmead Brass would like to thank Dave Johnson and his colleagues from Verwood Concert Brass, and also Jamie and Tom from Royal Marines school of music. for helping the band achieve what was a great result in the circumstances.

For the full result of this contest please use the links on the left to visit the "Main Band" contests page.

This item was posted on : 02-Dec-08

Vacancy for New MD

Musical Director required for quality 3rd section band aiming for promotion in March 2009.

We rehearse Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings and are supported by a well established Junior and Training Band.

We are friendly and enthusiastic and have a busy schedule throughout the year. We are well known in our local community and surrounding area and rehearse in the Denmead Village Community Centre.

If you've got the enthusiasm, experience and motivation to lead us, please ring Linda on 02392 233 584, or see the contacts page for email/post addresses.

This item was posted on : 26-Nov-08

Brassed Off - Award Nomination

Brassed Off has been nominated for the Portsmouth Evening News guide award for Best Amateur Drama Production. Peter Coley has also been nominated for Best Actor, and Kerry Mchronon has been nominated for bast actress.

Please Click Here To vote For the show

This item was posted on : 30-Sep-08

Our Percussionist Awarded Music Scholarship

On the 20th March 2008 Dave Manchip attained a music award from the Dayas music scholarship trust.

The trust provides funding to anyone wanting to advance their musicianship or further their music studies through private tuition.

We congratulate Dave and send wish him the best of luck in his future studies

This item was posted on : 05-May-08

Sinah Warren Jun 1st to Sept 24th

Denmead Brass will be holding concerts at Sinah Warren Holiday Center, Hayling Island. Every Sunday From 1st Jun - 24th Sept 2008. The band will be playing two 45 minute performances between 14:00 and 16:00.

This item was posted on : 05-May-08

Brassed Off

Denmead Brass will be appearing with the award-winning Portsmouth Theatre Company CCADS, combining to create an exciting and unmissable theatrical experience

Adapted for the stage by Paul Allen from Mark Herman's smash hit film, Brassed Off was first seen at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre and subsequently at the Olivier at the National Theatre,London.

The Show will take place at The Theatre Royal, Portsmouth from 28th-31st April 2008. Tickets are available from the Box Office : 023 9264 9000 or newtheatreroyal.com

This item was posted on : 06-Apr-08

Waterlooville Music Festival 2008

Denmead Brass are delighted to have again been invited to perform the 'Last Night of The Proms' at the Waterlooville Music Festival.

The Event will be held at 19:30 on 16th June 2008 at St.Georges Church, London Road.

For Further information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.stgeorgesnews.org/wmf/wmf2008/

This item was posted on : 05-Apr-08