Incredibly pround to announce that we played a blinder and came away 4th Section CHAMPIONS, as well as winning Best Soloist (Charlie Furber on the Xylophone) and Best Baritones
An exhilerating experience representing London and Southern Counties at the National Championships
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”
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
|Date and time||Event||Location|
|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
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 |
| A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION|
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 (justgiving.com)
|Putney Methodist Church, |
|Sunday 19th December|
|We are very pleased to support our friends at Putney Methodist Church and will be accompanying the congregation at their Carol Concert||Putney Methodist Church,|
|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!!|
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 time||Event||Location|
|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 Festival||The Bandstand, Regents Park |
PWBB are pleased to announce our Christmas schedule! We’re looking forward to a busy season spreading the Christmas cheer.
|Date & Time||Event||Location|
|Sat 30th Nov, 11-11:40am||Dundonald Christmas Fair||Dundonald Primary School|
|Sat 30th Nov, 3-5pm||Lantern Christmas Celebration||Lantern Arts Centre, Raynes Park|
|Sun 1st Dec, 3-4.30pm||Winter Wonderland||Central Wimbledon|
|Tues 3rd Dec, 8.30-9.30pm||Wimbledon Community Chorus Xmas Concert||All Saints Church, Wimbledon|
|Sat 7th Dec, 4.30-6pm||Friends of South Park Gardens||Holy Trinity School, Wimbledon|
|Sun 8th Dec, 2-4pm||Christmas in the Village||Wimbledon Village|
|Sat 14th Dec, 12-1pm||Carols||Waitrose, Wimbledon|
|Sun 15th Dec, 12-2.30pm||Positively Putney Christmas Fair||Putney, near Fox & Hounds Pub|
|Mon 16th Dec||Christmas Fair||Ark Putney Academy|
|Mon 16th Dec||Carols||St George’s Hospital|
|Weds 18th Dec, 7.30-9pm||Mayor of Merton’s Charity Carol Service||St Winefride’s Church, Wimbledon|
|Thurs 19th Dec, 6.30-8.30pm||Fundraiser with Katy’s Songbirds||Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon|
|Sat 21st Dec, 11am-4pm||Carols||Putney Exchange|
|Sun 22nd Dec, 6-8pm||Carols by Candlelight||Putney Methodist Church|