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Alder Valley Brass Band
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Rehearsals are held at All Hallows School in Farnham every Monday and Thursday.
All Hallows School
Surrey GU9 9HF.
For general enquiries, please contact Claire Wade (Band Secretary) at:
For a list of contacts, please click HERE
About Alder Valley Brass
What We Do
About Alder Valley Brass Band
The aim of the Alder Valley Brass Band is to be one of the region’s premier musical ensembles, sharing the unique spirit and beauty of British brass band music through:
What We Do
For more than 50 years Alder Valley Brass has performed at venues ranging from London's Royal Albert Hall, Windsor Castle, Epsom race course and Hampton Court Palace, to many of the UK's famous parks & bandstands. The band has also undertaken many foreign tours including Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Belgium.
Alder Valley Brass has extensive experience of TV, radio and theatre including the "Aldershot Brass Ensemble" sketch with the Two Ronnies and the BBC sitcom "Oh Happy Band," and was featured in 14 consecutive performances of the hit play "Brassed Off" at theatres in Woking and Richmond.
Much of the band's concert work is in support of local charities and there have been proud moments working with Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion, charities selected by the Mayor of Rushmoor at concerts, as well as The SSAFA (The Armed Forces Charity) and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
In addition to concert and bandstand work, Alder Valley Brass is a contesting band and, over the years, has been remarkably successful, appearing at the national finals of Great Britain on multiple occasions including appearances at The Royal Albert Hall competing against the very best in Great Britain.
The standard line up for concerts and bandstand work is 25 brass players plus percussionists but this can be tailored to suit. For instance, a fanfare team would be 3 trumpets and 3 trombones plus percussion.
If you need a small group to play background music at a formal dinner, that could be either a brass quintet (2 cornets, horn, trombone & tuba) or a small band (4 cornets, horn, baritone, 2 trombones, euphonium, tuba and percussion). Whatever the occasion, Alder Valley Brass offers both appropriate music and the right instrumentation to suit.
Please get in touch to discuss any specific requirements that you have. Alder Valley Brass is sure to be able to help and the fees are very reasonable.
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