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Supporting Brass for Africa

At our rehearsal on 4th June 2018, Saints were proud to welcome to our bandroom the Executive Director of Brass for Africa, Jim Trott, who came armed with two new pieces fresh from the pen of Alan Fernie.

The Storyteller’ is a fun, and energetic piece, whilst ‘RAIN!’ is an upbeat, up tempo number. Both pieces were composed for the young musicians involved in the Brass for Africa programmes. And were premiered on the Brass for Africa Bandstand in Kampala in April 2018.

The purpose of Jim’s visit to our bandroom was for Saints to perform both pieces in order to provide recordings of each for the charity’s website, where both pieces will be available to purchase. Most importantly, 100% of the cost of both pieces is donated to the Brass for Africa charity.

Brass for Africa is a wonderful charity and one which Saints are proud to support. It was a privilege to be offered the opportunity to record each of Alan’s pieces and we hope this will not be the last time we can work with the organisation.

Both pieces can be purchased at the links below:

The Storyteller

Saints next concert with Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band Sunday the 20th of May


Saints had their last rehearsal, preparing for Sunday’s concert with Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band.

If you want to know what Saints are up to for this concert, then you’ll have to come along and see what all the photo’s below are about. It poses to be a wonderful afternoon of music and we are excited to be joining the wonderful players of Reading Spring Gardens.

The concert starts at 2.30Pm at Christ Church, Woodley. This is a FREE event, but there is a retiring collection for the Church at the end.

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Armed Forces Day in Wokingham Town Centre

Saints played really well today for Armed Forces day in Wokingham. With a selection of music ranging from traditional marches to more up-to-date music from tv shows and films, the sun held out for the first half of the performance.

This was followed by Damon Emes playing a Fanfare on the balcony of the town hall; a mark of respect that he has gladly performed for a number of years for the Town Council.

Following Town Mayor Councillor Gwynneth Hewetson’s speech commemorating Armed Forces Day, the band continued with the rest of the programme with grey skies looming. Saints delivered the rest of the performance just in time before the thunder, lightning and rain started.

The Mayor was very pleased with the band’s performance and the wonderful public turn out. She sends her thanks to the Band and is grateful for Saints’ continued support.

Wokingham Times (2nd Oct 2014)

The Wokingham Times published an article on 2nd October 2014 giving an insight into the band (click on the article to enlarge) …



Wokingham Remembers

Watch and listen to the band marching past during Sunday’s Remembrance Parade in Wokingham.