After a year like any other in the band’s history, or indeed the world’s, we are looking forward to starting to see things come back to normal. As of April 2021, the band is starting small group rehearsals with no more than six players, and we hope that in not too much longer restrictions will be further reduced to allow the whole band to play together. We can’t wait!

Virtually our entire 2020 programme was cancelled and it’s as yet unclear what our 2021 programme will involve, but it is now in the planning stages. Meanwhile, we didn’t want everyone to miss out! We’ve released a few different items via our Youtube and Facebook pages. Click below to hear our first remote recording featuring one of our most cheeriest pieces – ‘Happy’!

Based in Oxted Surrey, the Oxted Band is a versatile amateur Brass Band that performs throughout the south east of England.  

Please browse our website by scrolling down the page or hitting the links at the top to find out more about us.  If you would like to hear the band, you can find out where we will be playing on our Engagements page. 

You might also like to visit our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/oxtedband/

 

News

Postponed – Stars of Brass 2020 – Zoe Lovatt Cooper

With much regret, Oxted Band are POSTPONING this year’s Stars of Brass concert. We are hopeful of rearranging once the current coronavirus situation has calmed down. OXTED BAND are pleased to announce that the latest in our ‘Stars of Brass’ series will take place on Saturday 2nd May at St John’s Church, Hurst Green, Surrey RH8 …

About the band

Oxted Band is an amateur Brass Band, based in the Surrey town of Oxted, where we have been since 1901.

The band is made up of a friendly group of amateur musicians who come from all walks of life, but are drawn together by the common interest of playing music, both for enjoyment and to improve ourselves and to entertain those who listen to us.

Oxted Band has around 30 playing members at the present time from a wide range of backgrounds, and ranging in age from school students to those enjoying their retirement.  Some members have joined us in the last few months, others have been with the band since the days of black and white photos!

The band meets weekly throughout the year to rehearse a variety of music which we perform at a range of events including our own concerts, local events such as fetes and parties; and community events around Christmas and Remembrance Sunday.  We also take part in Band Contests which are a great challenge for the band to improve our playing as a group.

Find out about the individual members on our Personnel page.

 

 

Engagements

In normal times, the Oxted Band plays at a variety of events and we are available to hire for your concert, fete, party, or indeed pretty much any event which will enjoy a brass band!

During the current pandemic, the band has been unable to undertake any events but with restrictions now starting to be lifted, we hope to be able to fulfill some jobs during 2021.  If you are starting to plan events for the future, please do get in touch and we can provisionally book dates.

If you would like to book the band for an event, please contact us – ideally by email  engagements@oxtedband.co.uk or phone Ben on 07971 402608.

We’ll start to publish our 2021 events as they become clear, but to give an idea of what we usually do, below is our 2020 planned calendar.