When it comes to performances in small churches, special occasions such as receptions, informal events like village fetes etc, sometimes a full blown brass band is just too much .
Solution ? Enter the Derwent Brass 10 piece Ensemble!
Since being formed in late 2003 the ensemble has performed at local churches, beer festival in Derby Assembly rooms, civic receptions, Shopping centres, a Young Farmers' summer ball, weddings receptions and several fetes. The ensemble also undertook a whistle stop trip to Germany to take part in the Maintz Christmas Festival 2003 and again in 2004
The ensemble consists of 9 brass players (3 cornets, flugel horn. tenor horn, 2 trombones, euphonium and tuba, plus kit percussion, The ensemble is made up of different members of the band at any one time and is managed by Dai Roberts.
Since it's formation the ensemble has been conducted by various people including Adam Rutter, Graham Jacklin, John Davis, Carl Richardson and the band's regular MD Keith Leonard