Thursday, June 20, 2024

Tilbury Band nearly the best in the land

Tilbury Band, Thurrocks second section brass band entered the Crawley Entertainment Contest taking on local championship bands and managed the magnificent feat of coming second as well as best soloist.

Conductor Alan Duguid led the band into second place just behind East London Brass.

Tim Vinall won the special award for Best Soloist.


  1. Congratulations to all. Tilbury Band are a shining example of ordinary people involved in the development of highly creative musicianship. A credit to Thurrock and a credit to Tilbury.
    Their work with young people (along with many other bands, Thurrock Music Services, Scouting organisations etc) really helps to tip the balance and show that there are many positive examples of what youngsters in Thurrock can achieve and enjoy – and thank you to YourThurrock and other local media for highlighting these, rather than the negative aspects of the minority.


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