New Forest Brass is a dedicated group of brass players of all ages drawn from all walks of life.
We rehearse in Hounsdown, Totton, near Southampton.
We are a contesting brass band who will be in the third section of the West of England region from 2018.
New players are always welcome to come along, although we would be particularly interested in filling the positions shown as vacant. If you would like to join us, then please contact us or come to a rehearsal.
We also have a training band for beginner brass players. All players of any age and any standard are welcome to come and learn how to play a brass instrument and to enjoy playing in the company of others. More information can be found on our training band page!
New Rehearsal Venue
12 September 2017 NFB have moved! After 7 years at Applemore College, we have now started rehearsing at Hounsdown School, near Totton. Although Applemore has been good for us - it provided us with the space needed for establishing our training band - we have now outgrown it and are looking forward to playing in the excellent acoustics of the drama room at Hounsdown.
40th Anniversary Celebrations
24 June 2017 New Forest Brass is 40 years old! To celebrate, we invited past members of the band to join the current senior and training bands to a reunion dinner and concert at Hounsdown School. The highlight of the concert was a performance by a massed band of over 70 past and current members of the band, as well as seeing so many friends from over the years. Thank you to everyone who took part, and especially for Mike Miller and the committee for their tireless work in organising the event.
NFB win prize at Whit Friday Marches!
9 June 2017 We competed in the Whit Friday Marches in Saddleworth, near Manchester, for the third year running. This year the weather was fantastic and we had a smooth route round the villages, managing 7 contests in all. Although the results were mixed, in Denshaw we were awarded £75 for the 2nd place 2nd section band! Well done everyone. Most importantly, we had a great time, soaking in the atmosphere of this unique event. Thanks to everyone who came along!
Brassy Ladies Moonwalk for charity
13 May 2017 Well done to the Brassy Ladies from NFB, who walked 26 miles through London in their bras last weekend and raised over £3000 for breast cancer charities!
Success at Wessex Training Band Contest
29 January 2017 New Forest Training Band took part in the Wessex Training Band Contest yesterday in Downton. After starting the day with the National Anthem, we played a 20 minute set of music including Slaidburn, Abide with Me, Nellie the Elephant (featuring Mel Palmer on the Bb bass solo), Indiana Jones, Run, and 42nd Street. We were really pleased with our performance, which had lots of energy! We were delighted to be awarded 2nd place in the Training Band section as well as the Worsdale Cup for the best hymn tune performance of the day. Well done to all of Training Band for all your hard work and enthusiasm, and to Chris and the main band helpers!