New players wanted



Are you interested in joining a fun local non-contesting band? Do you play cornet, soprano cornet, tenor horn, E or B flat bass, or percussion (tuned or kit)? If so, we would be very interested to hear from you. Please contact us if you would like to know more.


CSD Brass Presents: Rolling Thunder!

4pm, Saturday 11th May – St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge, CB4 3DZ

Get carried away this Spring by the magnificent energy of our trombone section starring in Henry Fillmore’s ‘screamer’ march – Rolling Thunder! The rest of our programme will showcase the versatility and range of writing for brass band, from Philip Sparke’s evocative soundscape in A Tameside Overture to the Queen classic Don’t Stop Me Now! There truly will be something for every musical taste.

Doors open at 3.30pm for a 4pm start.

Free entry with a retiring collection.

Refreshments available during the interval.

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First half

Star Lake Eric Ball
A Tameside Overture Philip Sparke
Cry Me a River Arthur Hamilton, arr. Alan Morrison
Circle of Life Elton John arr. Frank Bernaerts
Meditation on Saint Bees John Bacchus Dykes arr. Lloyd Scott
Don’t Stop Me Now Freddie Mercury arr. Frank Bernaerts

Second half

Men of Harlech trad., arr. Gordon Langford
Mary Poppins the Sherman brothers arr. Denis Wright
Under the Boardwalk Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick arr. Philip Harper
Swedish Folk Song Traditional, arr. Peter Graham
The Bare Necessities Terry Gilkyson, arr. Leigh Baker
Rolling Thunder! Henry Fillmore arr. Keith Wilkinson

CSD Brass presents: A Tour of Europe

7pm, Saturday 13 October – Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG

Join CSD Brass this October for their Tour of Europe concert, in which we will be celebrating brass band music from across the continent. On our journey we will be exploring the finale from Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony no. 3, the Carnival of Venice by Arban, Janáček’s Sokol Fanfare, and many other popular works.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Tickets £8 (under 16s free); please book online.

Refreshments available during the interval.

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First half

Mercury Jan van der Roost
Carnival of Venice Jean-Baptiste Arban
Partita, 3rd movt. Philip Wilby
Diogenes Jacob de Haan
Light as Air arr. Goff Richards
Cantilena from Organ Sonata no. 11 J. Rheinberger
Irish Blessing Joyce Eilers Bacak
Abba Gold arr. Ron Sebregts

Second half

Sokol Fanfare Leos Janacek, arr. Tom Yates
Morceau Symphonique Alexandre Guilmant
Jamie’s Patrol Sidney Dacre
Swedish Folk Song Traditional
Men of Harlech Traditional
Finale from Organ Symphony no. 3 Camille Saint-Saëns


CSD Brass presents: Pictures and Postcards

7pm, 21st April – St. Philip’s Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3AN

Picture this: a spectacular evening of brass band music with CSD Brass, in which every piece tells a story. Our theme will be Pictures and Postcards, and the concert will include the European premiere of Rodney Newton’s Pictures from Yosemite, with Partita for Band (Postcards from Home) by Philip Wilby, and excerpts from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

Tickets £8 (under 16s free); please book online.

Refreshments available during the interval.

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First half

Star Lake Eric Ball
Whitburn Robert Schramm
Pictures at an Exhibition extracts, Modeste Mussorgsky, arr. Rob Hume
The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods Camille Saint-Saëns, arr. Tom Yates
Pictures from Yosemite European premiere, Rodney Newton

Second half

Slaidburn William Rimmer
Song of the Seashore Traditional Japanese, arr. Ray Woodfield
Jamie’s Patrol Sidney Dacre
Partita for Band (Postcards from Home) Philip Wilby
The Dark Side of the Moon finale, Paul Lovatt-Cooper

CSD Brass Presents: From Darkness Into Light

7pm, 18th November – Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9LN

It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness…

As the nights draw in, join CSD Brass for an illuminating performance this November 18th. We will be playing a variety of pieces exploring the themes of light and dark, including Peter Graham’s “Shine as the Light”, Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and an arrangement of “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saëns.

Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

Refreshments available during the interval.

Tickets £8 (under 16s free); please book online.

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Black Knight William Rimmer
All in the April Evening Hugh Stevenson Roberton, arr. Eric Ball
Danse Macabre Camille Saint-Saëns, arr. Andy Norman
Stella By Starlight  Victor Young, arr Bill Geldard (bass trombone soloist Chris Ashford)
The Dark Side of the Moon Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Star Lake Eric Ball
Light Walk Barrie Gott
Light as Air Goff Richards
Mr Blue Sky Jeff Lynne, arr. Christopher Wormald
I See the Light Alan Menkin, arr. Darrol Barry
Shine as the Light Peter Graham

Sarcoma UK benefit concert funds raised

We are delighted to announce that our recent concert in aid of Sarcoma UK raised £1,054 to help people affected by sarcoma. The concert, held at St. Barnabas Church last March, saw CSD Brass join forces with local ten-piece ensemble Prime Brass and visiting National First Section band Jersey Premier Brass for an evening extravaganza.

The bands dedicated the benefit concert to the memory of Dr. Luke Salter, a popular and respected member of the local brass playing community, who sadly died from Ewing’s sarcoma in 2002. More recently, this form of cancer also led to the death of internationally-renowned trumpeter Derek Watkins in 2013.

Sarcoma UK‘s mission is to amplify sarcoma awareness, inspire involvement, and fund ground-breaking research to transform the lives of everyone affected by sarcoma. The charity receives no government funding and relies solely on voluntary donations.

CSD Brass will be performing their next concert, “Tournament for Brass and other pieces” at 7pm this Saturday, May 20th at St. Luke’s Church, Victoria Road.


CSD Brass presents: Tournament for Brass and other pieces

7pm, 20 May – St. Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ

CSD Brass will engage in combat on May 20th for an evening of skirmish and melee as we explore the more bellicose areas of brass band repertoire. The performance will include Eric Ball’s excellent “Tournament for Brass”, an arrangement of Prokofiev’s “Montagues and Capulets”, and other favourites.

Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

Refreshments available during the interval.

Tickets £8 (under 16s free); please book online.

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Relaunch of CSD Brass Training Band

Would you like to play with a brass band, but don’t feel up to it yet, or have had a break from playing and would like a friendly no judgement group to get you back up and playing?

CSD Brass have their very own training band to help you on your way. It is open to all ages and skill levels and members have often gone on to join the main band.

We are very pleased to be able to welcome our new training band conductor, David Galbraith-Woods who is getting some lovely sounds out of our current group.

CSD Brass Training Band

A concert in aid of Sarcoma UK, March 18th


7pm, 18 March – St. Barnabas Church, Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2BD

CSD Brass is getting together with Prime Brass and Jersey Premier Brass to bring you an exciting charity concert in support of Sarcoma UK’s efforts to improve diagnosis and treatment of this complex disease. Come along, enjoy the music, and contribute to a worthy cause!

Tickets are £10 and can be purchased from

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CSD Brass presents: Cabaret Concerto, 29 October

7:30pm, 29 October – Emmanuel URC, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RR

CSD Brass is pleased to announce our latest concert, where we will be joined by concert pianist Philip Mead in a performance of Martin Ellerby’s Cabaret Concerto. Also included in the programme will be pieces by Peter Graham and Rodney Newton, and other selections from the classic brass band repertoire.

Tickets are £7.50 in advance (book online here) or £8 on the door (under 16 free).

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