The marching band is made of of youngsters from the Thurrock and surrounding areas and takes part in many community events, carnivals, school events and also takes part in competitions taking it all over the UK and also onto the continent in Europe. The band is open to anyone to come along and have a go and no experience is necessary. Our fully trained and eCRB checked staff weill get you up and running in no time in the areas of Brass, Percussion, Tuned Percussion and via our Colourguard, Dance and Choreography. We take on youngsters as young as 6 or 7 through to 16 - 17 years primerily, but we will consider youngsters that fall either side of that. All we ask is that you are willing to learn, have fun and meet new friends. Do that and you will fit in perfectly here at Thurrock Marching Brass.
Performing within the community is vitally important to the band and whenever time permits they are entertaining people at Fetes and fairs, festivals, openings, at supermarkets and just about anywhere that space allows. Including performing christmas carols for local care home residents to fanfares and lone buglers for special occasions.
Carnivals & Parades
Remembnerance Day Parade in South Ockendon is an annual fixture and the chance for the band to pay its respects to so many who gave their lives so that we can enjoy the freedom that we do. In additiona, other parades locally as well as enjoying colourful carnivals across Essex are fixtures that the breally enjoy getting involved with.
TV & Major Events
The band have appeared as a featured item on BBC1's Inside-Out London and have also assisted James Rhodes and Channel 4 in the making of the series Don't' Stop the Music both on and off screen. More recently they have appeared on a prime time television advert for Suzuki Cars UK with the dynamic duo, Ant & Dec.
2021 Membership Pack
4 time British Champions
5 time British Champion Runners-up
World Record Holders
The band perform intricate routines that are staged on a football pitch to visuals that depict the concept for the selected show. The show changes each year and to add further to the achievements all musicians must learn their music off by heart for their performance.
The band has achieved great success since re-launching in 2010 including the following:-
2011 British Youth Band Association Cadet Class British Championships Runners-up
2012 British Youth Band Association Cadet Class British Championships Runners-up
2013 British Youth Band Association Cadet Class British Champions
2013 British Youth Band Association Cadet League Winners
2014 Guinness World Record Holders - Longest Line of Fanfare Trumpeters (valved instrumentation)
2014 Drum Corps United Kingdom Junior Class British Champions
2015 Winter Guard United Kingdom Cadet Class British Championships Bronze Medalists
2015 Drum Corps United Kingdom Junior Class British Champions Runners-up
2015 Drum Corps Europe Junior Class European Championships 5th Place
2016 DCI/Soundsport Forest of Dean Silver Award
2016 British Youth Band Association Cadet Class British Champions
2017 Indoor Music Games/Soundsport Forest of Dean Youth Champions
2017 Drum Corps United Kingdom Junior Class British Champions Runners-up
2018 Drum Corps United Kingdom Junior Class British Champions Runners-up
2018 Indoor Music Games Essex Youth Champions
2019 Drum Corps United Kingdom Junior Class British Champions
2011 - date over 130 Individual & Ensemble medals won