As 2017 draws to a close, Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band are reflecting on an incredible month spent spreading Chrstmas cheer to the residents of Wandsworth and Merton. We loved every single one of the 20+ engagements and busking sessions, with highlights including:
Inspiring the next generation of brass players at Floreat Wandsworth, Wimbledon Chase and High View Primary Schools.
Helping Putney Methodist Church raise over £400 for the Glass Door Homeless Charity.
Entertaining a very rowdy post-quiz crowd at the Prince of Wales with some “brass band carol karaoke!”
Performing for three camels in Putney and a donkey in Balham; all in the space of two hours!
Free mince pies and strudel from Morrison’s Wimbledon when playing outside in a very damp Christmas Market.
And, of course, appearing not once, not twice, but FIVE times on ITV, launching their Christmas competition alongside Andi Peters, live on Good Morning Britain and Lorraine.
As a new project in the area, we’ve been humbled by the way local community has welcomed and engaged with us, and look forward to providing the soundtrack to many more events in South West London throughout 2018.
Sun 17th Dec 7pm – Merry Quizmas, Prince of Wales, Putney SW15 2SP
Throughout the month, we’ll also be popping up at stations and town centres across the area, to cheer up weary commuters and stressed shoppers. Keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook to see where we’ll be and when!
A mere four weeks after our launch we’re overwhelmed by the response of the local community and the enthusiasm for a brass band in this part of South West London. We’re very excited to be supporting so many local events, and look forward to sharing a Christmas carol and a mulled wine with as many people as possible!
What do all good brass bands do as soon as fireworks night and Remembrance Day have passed? They get the Christmas music out, of course!
Whilst the rest of the country critique this year’s John Lewis advert and enjoy their first mulled wine, Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band is practicing for a very busy Christmas period. We already have over a dozen bookings for festive events across the boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth this December!
We’re currently finalising our schedule but keep an eye on our website, Facebook and Twitter for more details of where you can hear us play in the run up to Christmas.
In other news, Santa has visited us early and delivered some fantastic new players to our line-up, helping to fill our cornet and trombone sections. However, we don’t limit our numbers so if you fancy joining us in time to play a few carols this December, feel free to get in touch; the more the merrier!
We are very excited to announce that our first official engagement as Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band will be Wimbledon Park Fireworks night on Saturday 4 November. The first bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm, so wrap up warm and come see us play.