Waterbeach Brass

A fun and friendly second section band in Cambridgeshire


Waterbeach Brass placed in top half at 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Contest


For the second year in a row the band came 8th in the Regional Contest, but this year out of a very strong field of 18 bands.

The result secures Waterbeach Brass a strong position in the 2nd Section table. Once Soham Comrades and Milton Keynes Brass have been promoted we will be in 5th position for next year's contest.

Last year we suffered the "curse of the pundits", with both 4barsrest and Brass Band World placing us in the top two. This year we were rated 3rd by the composer of the test piece Jonathan Bates, who commented on all performances via his Twitter feed. It's great to know that we captured something in the performance to please him.

Musical Director Andy Kershaw commented "Another day another result! Not perhaps the one we were hoping for but non the less another proud moment for me at the helm. The band put across an exciting and musical performance and the comments were mainly positive."

The focus now turns to April 14th when we present the first of our 40th anniversary concerts "Victorian Virtuosos" at Histon Baptist Church.


Photo from Jonathan Bates' Twitter post @jonnybates95