Spring Concert

A new year for CSD brings the promise of many exciting things – firstly, our next concert of major works for brass band on Sunday 24th March, at 3pm at St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge. We are particularly excited to be working on the great Edward Elgar’s composition for the 1930 National Brass Band Championships, the Severn Suite. Tickets available here. We hope to see you there!

Concert raises the roof

We were delighted to perform last week our gala concert to a full house at St Luke’s Church. We have worked hard and had fun preparing our programme and it was great to hear many appreciative comments from the wonderful audience. We were especially happy to be playing with young soloist Cameron Scott and to see our honorary president, Rodney Newton, again.

Our next concert will be on Sunday 24th March, 2024, at the same venue. We hope to see you there!

Ten of the players in CSD Brass performing during the concert

Concert countdown!

With just five days to go until the concert, we are polishing our parts and perfecting our arpeggios! Don’t forget to come see us at 3pm this Sunday 19th November, at St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road!

Tickets still available here: https://www.adcticketing.com/whats-on/concert/csd-brass-autumn-concert/

Twm Sion Cati – the ‘Welsh Robin Hood’, whose legend inspires one of our pieces!

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/

CSD Presents: The Four Elements

4pm, Saturday 16th November – Church of the Good Shepherd, Mansel Way, Arbury, CB4 2ET
Revel in the splendour of the universe this Autumn as CSD Brass present a musical exposition of Aristotle’s four elements – Earth, Air, Water and Fire!

Earth: Appalachian Mountain Folk Song Suite, Norwegian Wood
Air: With Wings Like Eagles, Mr Blue Sky
Fire: Torch of Freedom, Lux Aeterna
Water: Carnival of Venice, Fantasia on Yellow Submarine
And much more!
Doors open at 3.30pm for a 4pm start.
Free entry with a retiring collection.
Refreshments available during the interval.
Contact csdbrass@gmail.com or via Facebook or Twitter for more information.

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.
Contact csdbrass@gmail.com or via Facebook or Twitter for more information.


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