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It's beginning to feel like Christmas

posted 21 Nov 2018, 10:12 by Admin

It's still November but Oxted Band are getting in the Christmas mood and have already started on the carols after a wonderful evening on Thursday 15th November playing for the switching on of the Christmas Lights in Oxted Town centre. 

We now enter our busiest month of the year and hope you will be able to join with us at one of our upcoming events. 

In particular we have two concerts:

On Saturday 8th December at 3pm, we have our Christmas Concert at St John's Church in Hurst Green, featuring all your favourite Christmas music and carols and the dedicated learners of our training band. Tickets are just £5 for adults and free for under 15s. 

On Saturday 15th December at 8pm, we finish off our year with our annual visit to the Oxted Royal British Legion where we present a more informal Christmas concert. 

Merry Christmas!

For Crown and Country - 13th October, Hurst Green

posted 3 Oct 2018, 05:39 by Admin   [ updated 3 Oct 2018, 05:39 ]

Oxted Band is pleased to announce that our Autumn Concert will be on Saturday 13th October at 7.30pm, at St John's Church, Hurst Green, RH8 9EA

The theme of our concert this year will be ‘FOR CROWN AND COUNTRY’as we remember the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, and the centenary of the formation of the RAF. Our concert will feature music that commemorates and celebrates these milestones, and will also feature Great Britishmusic as we remember our heritage.

The audience are invited to bring along flags for a Last Night of the Proms finale to the concert.

Tickets are priced at £7.50, and are available at the door. Refreshments will be served at the interval.

Stars of Brass - Paul Woodward - Saturday 28th April

posted 12 Apr 2018, 04:50 by Admin   [ updated 12 Apr 2018, 04:50 ]

Hot from taking all of the 1st prizes on offer in our section at the Southern Counties Amateur Band Association contest in February, Oxted Band are pleased to announce the latest in our “Stars of Brass” concert series.

Paul Woodward, co-principal trombone of the world-famous Black Dyke Band, is our special guest for the evening on Saturday 28th April, at St John’s Church, Hurst Green (RH8 9EA) starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £7.50, and will be available on the door. Come along for what promises to be a great evening of brass music with our prize-winning band and top-class soloist!

Here comes spring!

posted 3 Apr 2018, 02:05 by Admin   [ updated 3 Apr 2018, 02:05 ]

The clocks have changed, we've all eaten too many Easter eggs, so it must be time for Oxted Band to start playing outdoor gigs!

We start this Sunday, 8th April when we will be joining with a variety of acts at the National Garden Scheme open day at David Gold's House, The Chalet, Tupwood Lane.  The event is on all afternoon, and we will be playing from 2pm to 3pm. 

This will give the band a chance to air some of the music we are preparing for our Spring Concert on the evening of Saturday 28th April at St John's Church, Hurst Green, when our soloist will be Black Dyke trombonist Paul Woodward.  Further details to follow!!

Oxted winners at Scaba Spring Contest

posted 25 Feb 2018, 11:15 by Admin   [ updated 25 Feb 2018, 11:15 ]

Oxted took part in the Scaba Spring Contest today at the Hawth in Crawley, where we had a very successful morning.

Following the recent closure of the Scaba Registry, and as Oxted have not contested nationally for some years, we found ourselves in a new ungraded section where we competed against two other local bands: Cranbrook Town and Patcham Silver.

Our section played first so we were up early and on stage by 10:20 on a Sunday morning!  We opened with the classic Rosehill march, and followed this with Morley Calvert's work, the Canadian Folk Song Suite.  Both seemed to go well, but with contesting you never really know until the results.

After enjoying listening to the Youth, Fourth and Third sections, the morning's results were finally announced and we found ourselves cheering a lot:

Ungraded Section 1st Place: Oxted Band
Best March prize winners: Oxted Band
Best Conductor: Darrell Scholes, Oxted Band
Best Instrumentalist: Kevin Adams, Principal Cornet, Oxted Band

We came home very happy with our work and looking forward even more to now working towards our next events.

Join us for a Happy New Year!

posted 9 Jan 2018, 02:06 by Admin   [ updated 9 Jan 2018, 02:07 ]

After a busy Christmas period, Oxted Band have had a short rest and are now back to rehearsals ready for the 2018 season!

This year's calendar is slowly filling up and the next few months will see us back on the contest stage at Scaba Spring in February, whilst 28th April brings our next Stars of Brass concert when we will be joined by Paul Woodward, trombonist from the Black Dyke Band.  We'd love to see you at any of our events.  If you have an event you'd like us to play at, do get in touch.

We currently have a couple of vacancies, particularly our Bass section is looking for reinforcements, so if you are or you know a capable tuba player looking for a new challenge we'd love to hear from you!

Happy New Year!

Here comes Christmas!

posted 24 Nov 2017, 02:25 by Admin   [ updated 25 Nov 2017, 02:53 ]

Christmas approaches once again, and the Oxted Band have already started spreading seasonal music once again, playing for Father Christmas when he switched on the Oxted Christmas lights on 16th November (pictured above).

This commences a busy period of the year for the band including the switching on of the lights on the Caterham Cedar Tree on Sunday 26th November at 5:45pm, Carols at Hurst Green station on 14th December at 7pm, and a merry concert at the Oxted Royal British Legion on Saturday 16th December at 8pm.

But as ever the big news is our Christmas Concert at St John's Church, Hurst Green, on Saturday 9th December at 3pm. 

We shall be playing Christmas music, with plenty of carols for an audience sing-a-long. The concert will also feature our Training Band who will be presenting some of the work they have done this year. And you will still be home for Strictly Come Dancing in the evening!

Tickets are priced at £5 for adults (children under-15 free), and will be available on the door.
Refreshments and mince pies will be served at the interval.

For more details, e-mail

Oxted Band - Autumn Concert - Saturday 14th October

posted 3 Oct 2017, 10:06 by Admin

Oxted Band are pleased to announce our Autumn Concert to be held on Saturday 14th October, starting at 7.30pm in St John’s Church, Hurst Green (Surrey) RH8 9EA.

This year’s theme is ‘Stage and Screen’ with music from films, TV and West End shows, and we will feature an audience inter-active quiz with questions based around the music we are playing – why not come along and see what trivia you know from the world of entertainment – you may surprise yourself!

Tickets are priced at £7.50 for adults (children under 15 free), and can be purchased from White’s Estate Agents in Oxted, or on the door. Refreshments will be available in the interval.

Stars of Brass - Matilda Lloyd - Saturday 6th May

posted 23 Apr 2017, 00:48 by Admin   [ updated 23 Apr 2017, 00:49 ]

We are pleased to announce the latest in our Stars of Brass series, to be held on Saturday 6th May, at 7.30pm in St John’s Church, Hurst Green, Surrey, RH8 9EA.

In the latest concert, we are coming close to home, and will feature trumpet soloist Matilda Lloyd as our very special guest. In 2014, Matilda won the Brass Category of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and also the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award. Following these competitions, Matilda performed as a soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra for Friday Night is Music Night on Radio 2 and with the Cory Brass Band at the European Brass Band Championships Gala Concert in Perth, Scotland, 2014.

Matilda has appeared many times on television (BBC 4 and BBC South East) and on BBC Radio 2, including an appearance on the Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show. She briefly played with the Oxted Band, sitting as co-principal cornet, before her star ascended to the stratosphere!

We are in for a great night, with a young, local soloist who is rapidly making a name for herself as a soloist around the world.

Tickets priced at £10 for adults (children £5) can be purchased from White’s Estate Agents in Oxted, or on the door. Refreshments will be available in the interval.

For more details, please e-mail

Here comes Christmas

posted 1 Dec 2016, 10:17 by Admin   [ updated 1 Dec 2016, 10:17 ]

Christmas is coming once again and Oxted Band have started our festive activities.  We were glad once again to join with local schools, the town crier, and of course Father Christmas, to celebrate the turning on of the lights on the landmark Cedar Tree at Caterham on the Hill last Sunday.

This leads us into a busy period of Christmas events as can be seen on our engagements page.  In particular, you would be very welcome at either of our Christmas Concerts this year:

On Saturday 10th December at 3:00 the Oxted Band along with the Oxted Training Band will be presenting a Christmas Concert including lots of favourite Christmas tunes, carols for you to sing along with and concluding with a chance to meet with the band and enjoy some refreshments.  The concert is at our usual concert venue of St John's Church, Hurst Green.  Tickets £5 and free for accompanied Children under 12, can either be bought on the door, or through Whites Estate Agents in Oxted.  You can download a poster below.

Also, on Saturday 17th December at 8:00 we will be at the Oxted Royal British Legion for more of the same and would love to see you there.

Have a lovely Christmas! 

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