ABOUT THE BAND
WEST OF ENGLAND REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.
On 11th March the band entered the regional championships, it was their first appearance in the 4th section since becoming a registered band this year.
20 brass bands from all over the South west were competing to become the champion band and win a place in the national finals later in the year.
The bands all played St. Andrew's Variations by Alan Fernie to the adjudicators, Captain Sam Hairsine RM and Welshman Gary Davis. It was a tense moment waiting for the results to be announced but worth the wait to learn we had been awarded 5th place, needless to say we were all thrilled with our result.
Captain Sam Hairsine commented that our performance was well crafted and controlled, while Gary Davis thought it was a very good performance with a lot of merit.
We now will continue to work hard to improve in order to achieve promotion to the 3rd section. We go into the 2018 contest as the highest placed band and have every chance of gaining that promotion next year.
The band practices on Tuesday evenings at the Exeter Central Railway station, platform 1.
7.30 - 9.30pm
Come along and join us for a blow.
To find the rehearsal room, come through the car park on the right-hand side of the station, and you'll see / hear us in the room at the bottom of the car park.
Phone or text the Secretary: 07742 956500
LEARN TO PLAY
Want to take up playing or have children that would like to start learning? We can put you in touch with teachers for brass instruments who are CRB checked.
Welcome to the Exeter Railway Band
Exeter Railway Band is a traditional brass band based in Exeter in Devon and available for hire. We take part in Brass-band contests, play concerts and provide musical entertainment for fetes, official events, parks, gardens, fayres, weddings, golf clubs, churches and of course railway events. We add an ambience to any function.
Brass bands are traditionally comprised of people from all backgrounds. We play a wide range of music from new modern pieces, show tunes to famous classics and marches. During the festive period you'll hear us playing lots of Christmas tunes - you'll probably find us carolling in the town centre when you're out doing your Christmas shopping. Whenever you see us, do come and say hello and find out more about us and the opportunities we can offer to get you started or going again. We are in the process of putting Brass Banding in Exeter back on the map - come and be part of our future success!
Bandsman of the Year
Our Bandsman of the year 2016/17 is Keith Allen.
Keith is the band's Librarian and puts in many hours keeping the music and library in order for which we are extremely grateful.
Many thanks Keith, keep up the good work.
P.S. He's not a bad Solo Baritone player too!!!