It was a delight to perform to a full St Luke’s Church in our Spring Concert, and we are now loving getting to grips with a whole lot of new summer repertoire! Featuring lots of the band members’ favourites as well as our own tribute to the King’s coronation and Disney’s centenary there will be lots to put a smile on our audience’s faces. Come along to one of our public gigs this summer to hear us!
CSD’s Spring Concert
CSD Brass is looking for a regular 2nd percussionist who can play kit when our principal percussionist is unable to be with us. All percussionists welcome – no previous experience with brass bands required!
Spring Concert planning begins!
We are delighted to announce that we will present our Spring Concert at our home of St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road on Sunday 2nd April!
Tickets available here: https://www.adcticketing.com/whats-on/concert/csd-brass-spring-concert/
Happy New Year!
We were delighted with our 30th anniversary celebrations and a busy Christmas season to round off 2022 and we are now looking forward to a happy and successful 2023!
Final concert preparations
CSD’s 30th anniversary gala concert
We are immensely excited to announce our forthcoming concert, on 20th November, to mark the 30th anniversary of the band.
Our varied programme will pay tribute to several former conductors of the band, including Philip Mead and Howard Burrell as well as our president, Rodney Newton. We will also honour the great British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose sesquicentennial year this is.
We are particularly delighted to be sharing this concert with highly regarded local brass ensemble Prime Brass, whose line-up includes our former conductor Paul Garner.
Join us in St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge, 3pm, Sunday 20th November.
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.adcticketing.com/whats-on/concert/csd-brass-30th-anniversary-gala-concert/
Music in the Parks, Cambridge
Cambridge City Council has programmed a fantastic series of summer concerts around the city – featuring us on 4th September on Dudley Road rec. (3-5pm), and our friends and comrades at Waterbeach Brass on 21st August up in King’s Hedges rec. in North Arbury.
New conductor ushers in new era for CSD!
We are delighted to announce that Chris Lawrence ARCM, bursar of Newnham College and former conductor of Junior Prime Brass, has agreed to take up conducting of CSD Brass! We are looking forward to working with Chris, especially during our packed summer programme!
CSD says farewell to MD David Sait
After a very dedicated few years with the band, our esteemed Musical Director David Sait has decided to move on to adventures new, and we are grateful to him for his conscientiousness and commitment to the band. This is an exciting time for CSD – we have a number of gigs lined up for the summer and for Christmas and are about to embark on a major project to reinvigorate the band following the disruption caused by the pandemic.