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”