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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CSD Brass presents: A Musical Tour, 30 April

Come and join CSD Brass for our latest concert, a musical tour around Britain and Europe, including Rodney Newton’s “Four Cities Symphony”, Gordon Langford’s “Three Haworth Impressions”, along with classic brass march music.

Refreshments available during the interval.

Tickets are £8 (under 16 free). Please book online.

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CSD Brass presents: Music from Stage and Screen, 14 Nov

poster_nov2015_concertJoin CSD Brass for an evening of music from stage and screen from across the ages at St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge. Doors open at 7pm. Refreshments available during the interval.

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Tickets £5, under 16s free.  Available on the door or buy online.

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MindBlowing Charity Concert

Mindblowing is an evening of fabulous wind music being held to raise money for local mental health charities. The evening will include performances from CSD Brass, Prime Brass and the Huntingdonshire Concert Band. They will be joined on stage by our guest soloist, Duncan Wilson, who is an internationally acclaimed trombonist having played with many of the worlds best orchestras including the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic orchestras. He has also maintained his brass band links and was British Open solo trombone champion in 2004 and 2005 whilst playing with the GUS band.


7:30 pm on Sunday 19 April at Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Gala Concert, CSD Brass and CUBB

Once again we are happy to be sharing a stage with Cambridge University Brass Band (CUBB) for an evening of brass. We will be playing at Lee Hall, Wolfson College at 7.30pm on Saturday 21st February. Tickets are £7, under 16s free.

The programme includes some wonderful traditional marches and hymn pieces along side classics like Prokofiev’s Montagues and Capulets (or the theme tune to the Apprentice if you would rather). Hope to see you there.

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