Welcome to Cold Ash Brass website.
Cold Ash Brass is based in the village of Cold Ash, just North of Newbury / Thatcham and just 2 miles from Junction 13 of the M4.
We rehearse every week on Thursdays at 7:30pm at St Mark's School, Cold Ash.
If you are interested in booking the band for an event or even joining the Senior Band or the Youth Band or have any questions, please get in touch.
You can also find our group on Facebook: Cold Ash Brass Facebook Group
PEOPLE with musical ability are being asked to join a community band in Cold Ash and Thatcham.
Cold Ash Brass has decided to expand its youth band as a way to encourage more people to play without having to commit to playing in a competing band.
Members say that the move will provide younger musicians with support and encouragement while enabling adults to enjoy playing in a band without the pressure of being a member of the main group.
Cold Ash Brass was founded in April 2003 by local musicians who wanted to put the fun back into their brass-banding.
In March 2008 the band competed for the first time in the regional qualifiers of the National Brass Band championships, finishing a remarkable third out of 23 bands in the fourth section.
The band has continued competing and is now in the third section, as well as playing at local events and putting on its own concerts.
If you play, or used to play, a brass or percussion instrument, whatever your age, and are interested in joining them, visit www.coldashbrass.org.uk or call band secretary, Paul Sanders, on (01635) 869906.
The Cold Ash Brass Community Band open evening will be held on Thursday, September 4 at St Mark’s School, Cold Ash, from 6.15pm to 7.15pm.
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We are very pleased to be welcome as our guests Nidaros Brass all the way from Norway.
For more information on Nidaros Band, please visit http://www.nidarosbrass.com/ (and press the "In English" link!).
Nidaros Band are on tour and will be joining us on Saturday evening for a special concert in St. Mary's Thatcham having played with Cory Band in Cardiff the night before and performed a lunchtime concert in Cardiff on Saturday. The programme contains pieces from both bands individually and jointly. Two brass bands together promises to be something to hear!
We managed a very respectable 4th place at the regionals this year with the adjudicator saying that there was very little to seperate 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed bands. Being drawn to play last gave us a morning of waiting but it was worth it in the end.
The 4barsrest website (http://www.4barsrest.com/live/2013RegionalChampionships) paid us a compliment by saying on the day: "... perhaps got the best Hollywood 'feel' to it."
Special mention too for our principal cornet: "Well done solo cornet best of the day!"
Before promotions and relegations, that puts us 5th overall in the table for L&SC Third Section (http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/lsc/2013-provisional-grading-tables).
Woo hoo! We came 5th in the London and Southern Counties Regional Brass competition! We're all thrilled with this result.
Our hard work every week from the New Year paid off and we gave a solid performance of Olympus by Philip Harper.
We were even lucky enough to have an evening with Philip in February where he conducted, gave some feedback on our performance and gave us an insight into his thinking when he was composing the piece.