New Forest Brass is a dedicated group of brass players of all ages drawn from all walks of life.
We rehearse in Hounsdown, Totton, near Southampton. 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!
19 June 2022 Thank you to Mal who created this lovely painting of us whilst we were playing at Lymington Bandstand. We managed to miss the rain and the sun started to shine.
NFB Platinum Jubilee celebrations
2 June 2022 The band had a busy day playing for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations today. Both main and training bands played for Ashurst's Jubilee event in the afternoon at St Joseph's, before the main band entertained the crowds and the cornet section played the fanfare specially written for the occasion of the Jubilee beacon being lit at dusk at Lepe Country Park. The weather was fantastic and we hope everyone who heard us enjoyed our performances.
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.