About Putney and Wimbledon Brass Band

We are a lively and ambitious brass band, founded in 2017.  In March 2023 we were awarded first place in The London and Southern Counties Regionals, were promoted to 3rd Section in January 2024 and in March 2024 we were declared Champions in our first 3rd Section Regionals Contest

In addition to weekly rehearsals it has been our great privilege to enjoy an annual workshop with the renowned arranger of brass band music Derek Broadbent. 

 Derek, who is a keen and loyal supporter of PWBB, was the resident conductor of the Black Dyke Mills Band and the Brighouse & Rastrick Band  and his many wonderful arrangements for brass include their ‘chart-topping’ success – The Floral Dance. 


In 2022 we had our first annual workshop with the conductor Ian Lowes  who was  Principal in Bournemouth Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.   

The band rehearse in Putney every Wednesday from 7.45pm-10pm, and can usually be found enjoying a drink or two in a local pub afterwards.

Since our founding in 2017 we have raised funds for or in other ways supported the following causes:

  • Guide Dogs for the Blind association, Wimbledon & District Branch
  • The Mayor of Merton’s charities, including Colour House Theatre and Friends of St Helier
  • Wimbledon Guild
  • Action for Children
  • The Alexandra Wimbledon’s free Christmas lunches for those alone at Christmas
  • Housing for Women
  • National Childbirth Trust
  • High View Primary School
  • Wimbledon Chase Primary School PTA
  • Amber Trust … providing musical opportunities for blind and partially sighted children
  • MIND
  • CARAS Supporting people of refugee and asylum seeking background who live in SW London

To see a list of our upcoming and previous events, take a look at our events page.

PWBB at Regent’s Park

London and Southern Counties 4th Section Champions March 23
All England Lawn Tennis Club 2022