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Wormald makes Test Valley return

October 01, 2019
Conductor Chris Wormald has returned to Test Valley Brass to help with their all inclusive musical development

John Heritage

Heritage plans for future

February 04, 2018
Test Valley's new MD is looking forward not back following his appointment as Musical Director.


Sheppard to lead Test Valley's young flock

March 17, 2017
Kiri Sheppard has been appointed as the new Musical Director of Test Valley Youth Band.

Tracy Newlands

Frosty's get gr-r-r-reat new MD!

May 18, 2016
Tracey Newlands has been appointed as the new MD of Test Valley's Frosty's Band.


Wormald set for Andover return

October 07, 2015
Chris Wormald will make a long awaited return to work with the Test Valley Band organisation later this month.


Test Valley extend musical links

July 22, 2015
A short mini tour sees Test Valley Brass extend its musical links to Worcester under the new new MD...

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Pithers takes over MD role at Test Valley Brass

June 03, 2015
Matthew Pithers has taken on the role of Musical Director at Test Valley Brass.

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Test match success for Test Valley Brass

April 22, 2015
Test Valley Brass certainly enjoyed their recent competitive visit to the Basingstoke Music & Arts Festival.

TVB Academy

Young and now old at Test Valley

November 19, 2013
It's not just the youngsters who will be benefiting from brass tuition at Test Valley Brass in future.


Test Valley remember

November 12, 2013
The youngsters and senior players of the Test Valley Brass organisation have played their part in remembering the fallen in conflict.

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Players put to the Test by Wormald

October 29, 2013
Smithills School Band MD leads the players both young and old of Test Valley Brass in a great day of masterclass tuition.

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Fund raising is simply healthy for Test Valley

October 02, 2013
Test Valley Brass funds have been given a healthy boost.

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Test Valley success rewarded

July 16, 2013
Test Valley Brass say thanks and goodbye to a group of talented players.

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Test Valley help with a special place

May 07, 2013
Test Valley Brass has helped raise money for a very special place in memory of a fallen hero.

Thank you cakes

Pass the baton at Test Valley Youth

April 06, 2013
The baton has been passed into new hands at Test Valley Youth — with the help of some tasty cakes...

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New lead Tester for successful youth band

February 04, 2013
Test Valley Youth Band has a new MD after Alec Grimsey hands over the baton to Alun Grace.

New instruments

Santa Andovers the prezzies

December 22, 2012
Santa has certainly called at Test Valley Brass this year.

Test Valley in Spain

Spanish delight for Test Valley

November 07, 2012
Test Valley Brass fly the flag for the best of British brass banding on their recent tour to Mallorca.

Chris Sharp

Sharp exit to cornet bench at Test Valley

October 13, 2012
After a decade or more with the baton Chris Sharp decides to return to the Test Valley ranks.

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Test Valley raise funds for SMART people

October 01, 2012
The young players of Test Valley Brass have been helping raise funds for some a SMART cause.

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Olympic flames for Test Valley Youth

June 26, 2012
The talented young players of Test Valley Youth enjoy their Olympic relay work.

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Test Valley Brass the Baton

June 19, 2012
The youngsters of Test Valley Brass have played their part in the Brass the Baton relays.

Test Valley get their new instruments

New instruments put to the Test

May 29, 2012
Town supports young musicians of Test Valley Brass.

Brett Baker in action

Baker's dozen or more at Test Valley

May 24, 2012
Trom star wows the pupils and the crowds in Andover.

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Test Valley add to target figure

April 02, 2012
The young players of Test Valley Brass are getting closer to their instrument fund figure.


Sunscreen and Ralgex for Crookston

May 27 • Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston will be in the saddle this weekend to raise money for the BBE Brass Foundations team.


Stalwarts honoured on Coronation weekend in East Anglia

May 27 • A group of wonderful brass band stalwarts were honoured by presentations from East Anglian Brass Band Association.

Paul Holland

Holland ends Wantage tenure as King steps into MD role

May 26 • Paul Holland and Wantage Band reach a final chord as Chris King gets ready to take on a new MD role.

British Army

Busy Porter enjoys London performances...

May 26 • Andrew Porter has enjoyed two memorable weekends of music making — at the Coronation and the crowning of a new Senior Cup champion..

Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment

Friday 26 May • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Tendring Brass - Clacton on Sea Co operative Band

Sunday 28 May • West Cliff Theatre. Tower Road. Essex CO15 1LE

Boarshurst Silver Band - Fundraising Concert for Nationals

Sunday 28 May • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7 EW

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 2 June • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Salon Orchestra

Friday 9 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. . W1C2DJ

Chinnor Silver

May 27 • Chinnor Silver (2nd section finalists 2023) have 2 empty seats left on their coach to the finals in September & are looking for a Bass trombone and Bass player (Eb or Bb) to fill them. We are a friendly band and are ready to welcome you on our fun bus!

Stretford Band

May 27 • Seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We are a friendly, non -contesting band with a varied concert programme at local . events throughout the year. We are looking for someone who can take the Band forward..

Harlow Brass Band

May 26 • Seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR / CONDUCTOR - We are a friendly, non-contesting band who play to a good standard. We hold our own Spring and Christmas concerts and provide entertainment at various local events throughout the year.

Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor


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