New Forest Brass is a dedicated group of brass players of all ages drawn from all walks of life.
We normally rehearse in Hounsdown, Totton, near Southampton, although in summer 2021 we have been rehearsing outdoors at Sunnyfields Farm due to Covid restrictions.
We are a contesting brass band who are in the second section of the West of England region.
New players are always welcome to come along, although we would be particularly interested in filling the positions shown as vacant. If you would like to join us, then please contact us or come to a rehearsal.
We also have a training band for beginner brass players. All players of any age and any standard are welcome to come and learn how to play a brass instrument and to enjoy playing in the company of others. More information can be found on our training band page!
RIP Mike Little
19 February 2022 The band was recently told that one of its founding members, Mike Little, had passed away, aged 91. Mike was a Research Officer specialising in holography in the Nuclear Engineering Division of Marchwood Engineering Laboratories of the CEGB when, in 1977, Marchwood Brass was formed by a group of brass band enthusuasts. Mike played baritone and he can be seen in this photograph from the band's archives. Our condolences are sent to his family.
Back contesting again!
27 November 2021 After almost 2 years out, we returned to the contesting stage on Saturday, taking part in the Wessex Brass Band Association winter contest at Poole High School. We played Philip Harper's 'The Mermaid of Zennor' and received a trophy for coming 3rd in the Second Section, as well as finishing 12th in the overall placings.
First gig in almost 18 months raises over £300 for charity
7 August 2021 A wonderful afternoon of music making at Sunnyfields Farm, Marchwood, as we gave our first public performance since the start of the Covid pandemic. We collected £342.88 in support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, a fantastic cause close to our hearts. It was great to be back playing in front of an extremely enthusiastic audience. Thank you to Tom, Ian and all the team at Sunnyfields for your support in helping us get back to banding.