THURROCK MARCHING BRASS
Thurrock Marching Brass is a marching and performing arts organisation dedicated to giving the kids of Thurrock and surrounding areas the very best experiences including music, dance, choreography and marching performance opportunities all over the country as well as team work, discipline and just the right ingredients to ensure that everyone has fun.
Re-Launched for the kids of Thurrock and its surrounding areas on 18 October 2010, the Band opened it's doors to the first batch of youngsters, and started the building process. Similarities with the original launch in 1973 started to emerge, with 13 first night members, the same as for the original band all those years ago.
The Band enters competitions across the UK an Europe and perform locally within the community, including at fayres, fetes, carnivals, parades, as well as Christmas Carols and other seasonal opportunities.
Thurrock Marching Brass is open to all youngsters from Thurrock and its surrounding areas that are aged primarily between 6 and 16 years old. No experience is necessary and all instruments and equipment is provided.
2020 Membership Pack
Thurrock Marching Brass Rehearsals
Rehearsals are all held at William Edwards School and Sports College, Stiffoed Clays Road, Stifford Clays, Essex, RM16 3NJ on the following days and times:
MONDAY EVENING: 18:30 - 20:30
WEDNESDAY EVENING: 18:30 - 20:30
SUNDAYS: 10:00 - 15:00
All are welcome to come and have a go and the first 2 weeks are free so there is no financial commitment required during this period of time and so if you are aged between 6 and 16 years of age come along and have some fun.
All tuition, Instrumentation, Dance and Colourguard Equipment and uniforms are all provided free of charge. All you need is the will to listen and to learn and of course to have fun!
How to find us
The closest station to William Edwards School is the C2C Grays station: High Street, Grays, Essex RM17 6NQ. Which is served by departures from Fenchurch Street in London, and Southend-on-Sea in Essex. It is approximately 3 ½ miles from Grays Rail Station to William Edwards School.
The school is within walking distance of bus routes 11, 22, 201 and 265. Please see the Thurrock transport map for details.
From the M25 North: leave the M25 at Junction 30, heading East on the A13 towards Basildon and Southend on Sea. Take the 2nd exit off the A13, signposted A1012 and at the roundabout at the top of the slip road, take the 3rd exit towards Orsett. After approximately 0.8 of a mile, turn right into Stifford Clays Road and the school is on your right.
From M25 South: Go through the Dartford Tunnel – tolls operate. : leave the M25 at Junction 30, heading East on the A13 towards Basildon and Southend on Sea. Take the 2nd exit off the A13 , signposted A1012 and at the roundabout at the top of the slip road, take the 3rd exit towards Orsett. After approximately 0.8 of a mile, turn right into Stifford Clays Road and the school is on your right.