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2016 News

St Marys Concert Kingdom Concert at St. Mary's Cathedral

Kingdom Brass performed alongside renowned organist Simon Nieminski at St. Mary's Cathedral.

This concert has become a favourite for the band in recent years, and after the late cancellation of the 2015 concert following the closure of the Forth Road Bridge, the band relished the opportunity to return to this magnificent venue.

Conducted by Paul Drury and Bede Williams, the band featured a mix of festive music alongside some more major works, including 'Gaudette', 'Troika', 'Christmas Festival' and 'Finale from the Organ Symphony'.

As the concert has gained in popularity over recent years, the audience level has grown and the band and organist didn't disappoint the large numbers in the Cathedral.

added 18th September 2016






Kirkcaldy Film Festival Kingdom Perform at Kirkcaldy Film Festival

Kingdom Brass performed on the red carpet at the recent Kirkcaldy Film Festival.

A special screening to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the movie 'Brassed Off' saw Kingdom Brass perform beside the red carpet for guests arriving at the Adam Smith Theatre.

The band performed music from the film, including 'Death or Glory', 'The Floral Dance', 'Clog Dance', 'Florintiner March' and 'Concerto de Aranjuez', featuring flugel player Sarah Findlay.

added 18th September 2016






Howden Centre Kingdom Runner Up At West Lothian Festival

Conducted by Paul Drury, Kingdom Brass took the runner up spot at the West Lothian Festival of Brass.

A superbly delivered programme had many tipping the band as eventual winners, but Kingdom had to be satisfied with second place.

As well as the runners up spot, Kingdom also won the prize for 'Most Entertaining Band' and the best new arrangement for Paul Drury's 'Kingdom Dance' from the movie 'Tangled'.

added 12th June 2016






Freemasons Hall Kingdom Perform at Freemasons Hall

Kingdom Brass, conducted by Paul Drury and Bede Williams, performed in the fantastic Freemason's Hall in Edinburgh.

Alongside organist Simon Nieminski, the band performed music including Finlandia, The Lost Chord and the Finale from Respighi's 'The Pines of Rome'.

Kingdom also gave an early run through of their programme for the West Lothian Festival of Brass, which is being held two days after the concert.

added 10th June 2016






Old Kirk Kingdom Perform at Packed 'Music in May' Concert

Kingdom Brass performed to a packed audience in Kirkcaldy's 'Auld Kirk' as part of the 'Music in May' concerts.

Alongside the Langtoun Singers, both groups performed their own music to huge applause from the capacity audience.

The Finale to the concert featured both groups coming together in a performance which had everyone in the hall signing along, bringing the concert to a successful close.

added 12th June 2016






Winter Gardens Kingdom Retain Senior Cup Place

Kingdom Brass, conducted by Paul Drury, put in a strong performance on the testpiece for this year's Senior Cup, Philip Sparke's 'Music for Battle Creek'.

From a very early draw the band faced an uphill struggle, but finished just outside the top ten, doing more than enough to secure a return to the event for 2017.

added 14th May 2016






Angus Pearse Celebration Concert

Kingdom Brass performed a charity concert at the weekend to celebrate the life of long term member Angus Pearse.

A packed Pathhead Church in Kirkcaldy was the venue for this concert, featuring music which Angus had loved to listen to and perform during his long time in banding, with Cowdenbeath Band and Kingdom Brass.

Ticket sales and collections were held on the night, raising over £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

added 26th April 2016