West Byfleet 2014

A highly appreciative audience made the first ever performance of the southern ‘branch’ of Boobs & Brass an unforgettable event (along with plenty of homemade cakes, of course…)
A total of 47 pink jacket-wearing players, plus a support team of tea ladies, merchandise sellers, our compere Carolyn and of course the bravest man in brass, Dennis Wilby, pulled together on the warm September evening to raise the roof of St John’s Church in West Byfleet.

Buzz in the church

The programme of music – from lively, upbeat pieces like Pastime with Good Company, to the B & B adopted ‘anthem’, the beautiful melody I’ll walk with God – had something for everyone. The audience, made up of family and friends of the players plus local people, showed their enjoyment in huge applause and demanded an encore.

After the concert, the tired but happy organiser, Gill English, said: “The feedback I’ve had has been overwhelmingly positive. The churchwarden was really impressed with the sound we made and with the ‘buzz’ in the church – they would love us to perform there again!”

Boost for Breast Cancer Research
After costs were deducted, the concert raised the very respectable total of £1,597.50 for Breast Cancer Research.  On top of ticket sales, the raffle helped to boost the total, as did the sale of hot pink loom band bracelets made by 10-year-old Hannah Clarke!

Still going south?
And the final question, will there be another outing for Boobs & Brass in the south?
“We will definitely be continuing,” says Gill. “After such a fantastic start everyone just wants to do it again! However, as for where and when…  it’s in the planning stages. You’ll just have to watch out on the website!”

Helen Kedie  15/09/14 (
(many thanks to John D Fisher ARPS for taking the photographs)



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