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Welcome to Derwent Brass

Derwent Brass - a popular entertaining musical ensemble, equally at home in all venues from private functions to large concert halls. The band regularly perform to capacity audiences in both the local Derby Assembly Rooms and Derby Cathedral and have represented the East Midlands further afield in the UK and abroad.

Hugely popular, the group are always in demand and pride themselves on regular repeat appearances when organisers and audiences have been delighted with the first performance. The band will perform in conventional style with classical and traditional material, or can tailor a concert with items such as big screen blockbuster movie themes, choreographed stage sets, and are so versatile they will transform into a swing big-band at the drop of a hat. Never one to fully keep within the mould, Derwent Brass have also recently started crossing further boundaries, introducing some innovative and contemporary music to their library, working alongside some of the very best award winning brass composers, to lead the way in brass band music and entertainment.

For more bespoke 'special' events, Derwent Brass hold a comprehensive history of delighted customers who may opt for the smaller 10pc ensemble to perform at birthday celebrations, weddings and the like, or the full band for fund raising concerts, Last Night of the Proms and other large events.

As a not-for-profit organisation, this unique ensemble also offers support and enjoyment to the local community  largely through the promotion of brass music, not only in the form of their varied performance repetiore, but through workshops, tuition and more.

Derwent Brass have brought the brass band into the 21st century with wide ranging repertoire, slick presentation, talented soloists and featured performers, and have truly earned themselves the title of Derby’s Premier Brass Band.


We have a vacancy on Percussion! Click here for more to make the most of this opportunity!


Our latest CD Diversity brings to your home or car, the essential eclectic mix of brass band music performed by Derwent Brass and its talented array of soloists. Incredible value at only £10, with free postage and package, to be delivered in time for Christmas! 

10 Piece Ensemble

Derwent Brass has a smaller ensemble made up of 10 of the regular musicians which is perfect for weddings, informal events, smaller venues or even beer festivals. Click here for more 

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Derwent Brass are now offering Free Shipping on all items being shipped within the UK! Outside of the UK? email our sales team for a dedicated quote sales@derwentbrass.co.uk 

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Registered Charity Number: 1146146
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