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 will be in the third section of the West of England region from 2018.
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!
2nd place for NFB at Wessex
25 November 2017 We competed in the Wessex Winter Contest at Bournemouth on Saturday, playing Olympus by Philip Harper. We enjoyed rehearsing the piece and came 2nd out of 5 bands in the Second Section, and 6th out of 13 in the overall gradings. Well done Judith from Training Band who competed for the first time on timpani!
40th Anniversary Celebrations
24 June 2017 New Forest Brass is 40 years old! To celebrate, we invited past members of the band to join the current senior and training bands to a reunion dinner and concert at Hounsdown School. The highlight of the concert was a performance by a massed band of over 70 past and current members of the band, as well as seeing so many friends from over the years. Thank you to everyone who took part, and especially for Mike Miller and the committee for their tireless work in organising the event.
NFB win prize at Whit Friday Marches!
9 June 2017 We competed in the Whit Friday Marches in Saddleworth, near Manchester, for the third year running. This year the weather was fantastic and we had a smooth route round the villages, managing 7 contests in all. Although the results were mixed, in Denshaw we were awarded £75 for the 2nd place 2nd section band! Well done everyone. Most importantly, we had a great time, soaking in the atmosphere of this unique event. Thanks to everyone who came along!