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/

New players wanted

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Are you interested in joining a fun local non-contesting band?
We currently have vacancies for front row cornet, soprano cornet and B♭ bass. However, if you play any brass instrument and are looking for a friendly band to play with, get in touch and we will work something out!
Please contact us if you would like to know more.

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.

A New Chapter

We have been delighted to be back together in the welcoming surroundings of Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, since the beginning of September. We have welcomed several new members and are buoyed up by the feeling of hope and growth as we look towards the future. We are planning several events this Christmas, so do sign up to our mailing list to stay informed!

CSD is back!

We are delighted to have been together rehearsing for the last few weeks, albeit still outdoors for now! From September we expect to be meeting regularly together indoors again to make music, and we would be delighted to hear from you if you are looking for a Cambridge-based, non-contesting, friendly band to join. It’s an exciting time for the band as we work out our recovery plan and we welcome enquiries from any brass or percussion instrumentalists, even if you are considering coming back to music-making after not having played for a while!

Alternatively, come listen to us at Swaffham Bulbeck fair on Saturday 14th August!

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update Monday 16th March 2020

Following advice from the British government and Brass Bands England (https://www.bbe.org.uk/news/16032020-1755/bbe-statement-the-covid-19-pandemic), and in common with other local bands, CSD Brass has ceased all activities indefinitely.

We will be making efforts to stay in touch socially, and if you have an interest in joining us, please still get in touch. It would be great to get to know you so we can hit the ground running when we do reconvene after the pandemic.

If you are interested in booking the band, we would gladly hear from you, especially for carolling jobs in December, when we expect to be fully back to normal again.