A Sensational Day at the Nationals

An exhilerating experience representing London and Southern Counties at the National Championships

Final Dress Rehearsal for an invited audience of friends and family

Patron boost for Putney & Wimbledon ahead of National Finals

On 29th June 4barsrest announced our exciting news:

“A trio of very well known brass band patrons will be supporting the London & Southern Counties Fourth Section Champion at Cheltenham.

Still enjoying the major boost to their confidence since claiming its first Regional Championship success in Stevenage in March, Fourth Section London & Southern Counties champion, Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band is celebrating once more.

The band has welcomed a trio of well known Patrons from the banding world, with the renowned conductor, composer and arranger Derek Broadbent joining British Open Championship owners Martin and Karyn Mortimer in the roles.

 Derek has enjoyed a long standing association with the band since its formation in 2017, and has been an annual visitor ever since.  He also composed the band’s award-winning signature march ‘PWBB’ and has helped with rehearsal preparations before major contests.

Speaking about his link he said: “The progress of the band in so few years has been quite remarkable and is a credit to them all. I’m sure there are more accolades to come.”

Meanwhile, Martin and Karyn were introduced to the band by Derek, and as they live not too far away from the rehearsal base they said they were “delighted”to support their local band.

MD Sam Topp commented “We are grateful to all our new Patrons for their support, drive and enthusiasm and for helping us to bring a thriving brass band to the to the south west of London”

Wonderful Whit

A fabulous sunny day at Saddleworth … great atmosphere and lovely to catch up with bass band friends from around the country. AND we WON Fourth Section Contest at Scouthhead, SECOND place at Uppermill and THIRD at Lydgate

4th Section Champions – National Finals here we come!

On 18th of March the band travelled to Stevenage for the London & Southern Counties Regional Brass Band Championships and played up against 14 other bands from the region. The set test piece was Darrol Barry’s ‘Hungerford Town’; a challenging and highly descriptive work that the band really enjoyed rehearsing. We were delighted to be crowned champions in what adjudicator Andrea Price described as ‘an exciting performance from a fine band’.

The result means that the band has qualified for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, which takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse on 16th-17th September. We will also be promoted to the 3rd Section from January 2024.

2022 has been another great year

The Whit Friday Marching Band contest was now back in the Brass Banding calendar and in June we headed to Saddleworth and Oldham where we managed 7 villages and raised our 2019 ranking. A delightful Tour De Yorkshire culminated in a wonderful concert in Hebden Bridge which we were excited to host jointly with the amazing Uppermill Band. We were honoured also to have the legendary Derek Broadbent in the audience cheering us on.

Hebden Bridge

The band enjoyed a sizzling summer season of Bandstand Concerts. We were pleased to return to Clapham Common in July and to perform at the Regents Park Music Festival in August… A PWBB favourite event. And we were excited to be invited to take part in the Summer in Battersea Park live music festival in June. a delightful venue to which we hope to return next year

Regents Park
Battersea Park
Clapham Common

In the Autumn we continued our contesting journey. At Wychavon Entertainment Contest we were awarded best soloist [Euphonium], Best Baritone Section and best Entertainment Award.

And in September we played at the Wessex Brass Band Contest and were awarded the top prize for our March against bands in sections 2 3 and 4

A Great Start to 2022

Following a joyous Yuletide Season, we prepped for our outing to Stevenage for the London & Southern Counties Region Contest. Inspired by our Fourth Section choice, a bright festive suite – Argos by Stephan Hodel, we were chuffed at the result – in the top 6 in our first Regional

And we are thrilled to welcome our newest recruit – Hannah – who joins our vibrant percussion section

We were also delighted to once again welcome Derek Broadbent to a special rehearsal – A renowned MD and arranger of popular brass band classics, Derek’s skill and passion is further inspiration to the band.

We are now enjoying rehearsing for the Whit Marching Band Contest from which we go straight on to our Tour De Yorkshire. We then have a busy schedule of Bandstanding including Battersea Park, Clapham Common and Regents Park.

Our Christmas 2021 Season!

Date and timeEventLocation
Saturday 27th November
13.00 – 15.00
PWBB will be performing traditional Carols and Christmas music at
Lantern Arts Centre
Christmas Market and Fayre
Lantern Arts Centre,
Raynes Park SW20 8RA
Sunday 28th November
12.00 – 13.00 and
13.30 – 14.30
More traditional Carols and Christmas music at
Love Wimbledon’s Winter Weekender
Station Forecourt Wimbledon
Centre Court, 2nd Concourse
Saturday 4th December
11.00 – 13.00
PWBB will be encouraging the festive spirit with a further selection of
Carols and Christmas favourites at
Positively Putney’s
Upper Richmond Road Christmas Fayre
Upper Richmond Road SW15
Sunday 5th December
14.20 – 15.00
15.40 – 16.20
17.00 – 17.30
Carols and traditional Christmas songs at Christmas in the Village 2021
And then Accompanying the children of Wimbledon
singing carols as the Christmas tree is lit
Outside the Rose and Crown, Wimbledon High Street
And at Wimbledon War Memorial
Wednesday 15th December
In collaboration with Katy’s Songbirds, we are hosting a Concert
in aid of CARAS, – a community outreach charity supporting people of
refugee and asylum seeking background who live in South West London
We have devised a short programme combining song and brass band music
This is an advance ticket only event with comprehensive covid measures in place to keep us all safe – tickets available through Eventbrite Christmas Celebration Tickets, Wed 15 Dec 2021 at 19:30 | Eventbrite
and donations to CARAS through our Just Giving Page
Katy’s Songbirds and PW Brass Band is fundraising for CARAS (
Putney Methodist Church,
Gwendolen Ave,
SW15 6SN
Sunday 19th December
We are very pleased to support our friends at Putney Methodist Church and will be accompanying the congregation at their Carol ConcertPutney Methodist Church,
Gwendolen Ave,
SW15 6SN
10th – 22nd December The band will be busking around the street of Putney and Wimbledon raising Yuletide spirits the Brass Band Way. We shall be shaking our buckets and waving our card readers in a street near you; we are raising funds to buy a new drum kit and also to to make a donation to MIND Watch outside your doors!!
Centre Court Wimbledon, part of Love Wimbledon Winter Weekender
Lantern Arts Centre – A lovely venue with great friends to the band – we come back every year!

PWBB Summer Season 2021

We are pleased to announce our Summer Schedule and are looking forward  to celebrating coming together again after a bit of a year!  

Date and timeEventLocation
Saturday 25th July
14.00 – 16.00
Clapham Common Summer Concert
Clapham Common Bandstand
Saturday 14th August
14.00 – 15.30
A Celebration of Coming back together in Wimbledon.
An opportunity to help the band raise funds for the
Dons Local Action Group
The Alexandra Pub
33 Wimbledon Hill Road SW19 7NE
Sunday 5th September
15.30 to 17.30
Regents Park Music FestivalThe Bandstand, Regents Park
Summer Season 2021

Christmas Events 2019

PWBB are pleased to announce our Christmas schedule! We’re looking forward to a busy season spreading the Christmas cheer.

Date & TimeEventLocation
Sat 30th Nov, 11-11:40amDundonald Christmas FairDundonald Primary School
Sat 30th Nov, 3-5pmLantern Christmas CelebrationLantern Arts Centre, Raynes Park
Sun 1st Dec, 3-4.30pmWinter WonderlandCentral Wimbledon
Tues 3rd Dec, 8.30-9.30pmWimbledon Community Chorus Xmas ConcertAll Saints Church, Wimbledon
Sat 7th Dec, 4.30-6pmFriends of South Park GardensHoly Trinity School, Wimbledon
Sun 8th Dec, 2-4pmChristmas in the VillageWimbledon Village
Sat 14th Dec, 12-1pmCarolsWaitrose, Wimbledon
Sun 15th Dec, 12-2.30pmPositively Putney Christmas FairPutney, near Fox & Hounds Pub
Mon 16th DecChristmas FairArk Putney Academy
Mon 16th DecCarolsSt George’s Hospital
Weds 18th Dec, 7.30-9pmMayor of Merton’s Charity Carol ServiceSt Winefride’s Church, Wimbledon
Thurs 19th Dec, 6.30-8.30pmFundraiser with Katy’s SongbirdsSacred Heart Church, Wimbledon
Sat 21st Dec, 11am-4pmCarolsPutney Exchange
Sun 22nd Dec, 6-8pmCarols by CandlelightPutney Methodist Church