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
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.