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Vacancies

We have long term vacancies for the following: Soprano Cornet & Eb Bass on a permanent basis.  We may also be able to accommodate new members for other positions as we are looking to strengthen our membership base and improve our flexibility for upcoming concerts and contests.

For further information please contact Kelly Hall on 07890 345363 or email info@thundersleybrassband.co.uk

We currently rehearse on Mondays & Thursdays 8pm to 10pm and the location details are on the 'About us' page.  All applicants must be able to commit to rehearsals on a weekly basis.  Full members of the band would normally be expected to contribute subscriptions of £20 per month towards the bands running costs.  Taking individual circumstances into account however, the band may be able to offer reasonable expenses depending on distance travelled and experience.

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Players

Our current line up of musicians are as follows

Cornets
* (vacant) (soprano), Gavin Hall (principal), Darren Keir, Andy Hornsby, Matthew Schroeter, Stephen Holgate, Jacky Doherty, Ria Stokes, Laura Nicholls, Gary Bailey, Richard Folkson

Horns
* Rhys Cave (flugelhorn), Kelly Hall, Keith Schroeter, Nick Bailey

Euphoniums / Baritones
* James McLeod, Jeff Keir, Warren Ringer, Norman Smith

Trombones
* Helen Creak, Kevin Timms, Michael Fowkes (bass)

Basses
* Malcolm Barnes, Bob Bales, Ray Phillips, (vacancy)

Percussion
* Andrew Marshall, Mark Gibson


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Musical Director - Nigel Taken (ALCM, LLCM, GLCM)

Nigel has been conducting brass bands at the very highest level for more than 25 years.

At the age of 15 he became the flugelhorn soloist with the City of Coventry Band and also played regularly with Harry Mortimer's All Star Brass and his Men O' Brass. Moving to London to study music, Nigel's trumpet tutor was the late Dennis Egan and after several years playing professionally, he moved into brass and music teaching. He is currently Music Co-ordinator at Goffs School in Hertfordshire, where he has worked for 24 years.

Nigel has many contest successes to his name, including victories at the West of England Championship Area contest and the London and Home Counties Championship Area contest. He has also conducted winning performances at the Grand Shield in 2006 and at the Yeovil Entertainment Contest as well as appearing at the National Championship Finals at the Royal Albert Hall, the British Open Championships and the All England International Masters many times.

Nigel is in great demand as a conductor and band trainer and works with many bands on a freelance basis.   After winning the 1st Section Area contest with Thundersley Band in 2014, Nigel was delighted to accept the position of Musical Director with Thundersley Brass and is building towards even greater success, as he leads us into the Championship Section for the first time in our history.

Committee, Appointments and Representatives


Band President - Pam Challis

Musical Director - Nigel Taken

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Committee

Chairman - Norman Smith

Band Secretary - Kelly Hall

Fundraising Secretary - Rhys Cave, Contest Secretary - Gary Bailey, Librarian - Richard Folkson, Website & Media - Michael Fowkes

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