1st Class Brass is a band for brass players of all ages and abilities and was set up in October 2013. 1st Class Brass aims to provide members in Colchester and the surrounding area with safe, secure and affordable access to ensemble music whilst furthering the traditions of the brass band movement. 1st Class Brass works to achieve the highest standards of musicianship, in a relaxed environment and contributing to community life. As a member of 1st Class Brass you will perform in an end of term concert three times a year as well as performing at other concerts / engagements that the band has been booked for. There is also the chance to attend workshops which are held during the school holidays.
1st Class Brass welcomes players of all abilities and doesn't adhere to the usual maximum number of players per section so we are happy to have more players in a section than you would find in a standard brass band.
St. John's and Highwoods Community Centre
1st Class Brass rehearses every Friday during term time from 6:30pm - 8pm.
Prospective members are welcome to come and try the band before committing to joining full time. ‘Visiting Players’ are welcome to play in up to 3 rehearsals (non consecutive if they wish) on payment of the weekly £3.00 subscription, after which they must agree to regular weekly payments to carry on playing with the band.