ABOUT THE BAND
2016 has been an excellent year for the band, we have increased our player numbers, which enabled us to enter the contest arena once again.
Our first contest was a " battle of the bands " where we were awarded 2nd place. This was followed by an entertainment contest and although the band performed extremely well the result didn't favour us. In November we entered the South West Brass Band Association annual a Championships and were delighted with our 3rd place beating some very established 4th section bands.
We are adding to our successes of 2016 by registering as a 4th section band and entering the south West Championship contest in March 2017.
We shall also be continuing our concerts throughout the year as this is a very important part of the band and is a welcome break from the rigours of rehearsing contest music! We hope that you will come along and hear us play at our forthcoming concerts this year, see our diary page for future engagements.
The band practices on Tuesday evenings at the Exeter Central Railway station, platform 1.
7.30 - 9.30pm
Come along and join us for a blow.
We generally have a tipple afterwards in the local pub.
If you contact our secretary before hand we can prepare a place for you to sit
Phone or text the Secretary: 07742 956500
LEARN TO PLAY
Want to take up playing or have children that would like to start learning,we can put you in touch with teachers for brass instruments who are CRB checked . We are hoping to start up our own learner band soon. So if you played years ago and want to get going again this will be the perfect place to start. If anyone is interested in joining or helping to get this going please get in touch.
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Welcome to the Exeter Railway Band
Exeter Railway Band is a traditional brass band based in Exeter in Devon and available for hire. We contest and play concerts and provide musical entertainment for fetes,official events,parks,gardens,fayres,weddings,golf clubs,churches and of course railway events. We add an ambience to any function.
Brass bands traditionally are comprised of people from all backgrounds. We play a huge range of music from new modern pieces, show tunes to famous classics and marches. You will hear us at Christmas carroling in the town centre, do come and say hello and find out more about us and the opportunities we can offer to get you started or going again. We are in the process of putting Brass Banding in Exeter back on the map! Come and be part of our future success.
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