THURROCK Marching Brass has been busy within the community over the past few weekends with a short march down Arisdale Avenue to the opening of the Rural Rising’s project on Sunday 12 April and also being given the honour of leading the St George’s Day Scout Parade for the second year running on Sunday 19 April, which started at Hathaway Academy and concluded at the Blackshots Playing Fields in Grays, Essex.
Getting into the community is really important for this young group and to perform for the Mayor on both occasions was a special treat. The Rural Risings project sees the start of a unique and exciting development for Thurrock and to be able to play in the parade and in a static set for everyone who attended was something that everyone really enjoyed. The St George’s Day parade involves more than 1,000 members from all areas of the Scout movement. The band was extremely well received by everyone present and also along the route, playing selected parade music as well as some of their 2014 summer competitive show entitled ‘The Sound of Magic’.
This young, up and coming group of talented individuals, whose average age currently is just over 10 years, are taught by some of the boroughs most talented staff and are given music, dance, choreography and performing arts training all year round with a range of musical instruments in both the brass/wind and percussive spectrums. No former knowledge is necessary and instruments and tuition are all provided, so if you feel like coming along and joining in the fun you can find full details on our web site or via our facebook page.
Paul Morgan, Chairman of Thurrock Marching Brass commented on the day “I am so proud of each and every member and all those surrounding them including the staff, some of whom joined in on the St George’s Day Parade, for their achievements on both weekends. They did extremely well and the feedback we received has been very positive. To be a part of such important and worthwhile efforts such as the Rural Risings Project and the St George’s Day Scout Parade within the borough just shows that the community is a strong one and has so many diverse and worthwhile activities for all of our youngsters to get involved in. It was a pleasure to take part and we look forward to more community work going forwards into the future. We are a marching band that is formed from the community and are delighted to be able to play as much as we can within the community. Well done to everyone for a really good show of strength for the youngsters of Thurrock at these events”.
Thurrock Marching Brass is proud to perform as much as they can within the community and you can keep up to date with all their engagements on our website below or by following them on Facebook.