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There has been a brass band in Harlow since the latter part of the nineteenth century so we are all very proud to be a part of such a tradition in Harlow.

Nowadays the band consists of local players who provide live music for the local community.

Although at present the band does not contest we are of 4th section standard. We are considering returning to the contest arena with the hope of improving our standard.

We rehearse once a week on a Thursday evening from 8pm-10pm at:

The Sunshine Room
Saint Andrew's Methodist Church
The Stow
CM20 3AF

Our music repertoire consists of traditional Brass Band music as well as contemporary pieces and Brass Band arrangements of some pop music!!

We are a friendly band who always welcome players who either wish to join or just come along for a blow.
Please see our vacancies page for more information or get in touch through our contacts page.
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Stuart Quinlan - our Musical Director

Stuart Quinlan
Stuart is currently Head of Brass at Watford Grammar School for Boys, and also works as a Conductor at both Harrow Young Musicians, and for Harrow Youth Brass Band. He is a part-time Brass Teacher for the Hertfordshire Music Service and teaches privately as well.

Stuart started playing Cornet at the age of 10, playing in various groups including his high school brass band and eventually went on to study music at Kingston University, having lessons with Colin Clague (Principal Trumpet, English National Opera). He joined his local brass band, Grimsdyke Brass, at the age of 15 and re-joined after returning from his musical studies where he still plays today, and will be conducting them on Sunday 1th December at their Christmas Concert in the Elliot Hall at Harrow Art Centre. Hope to see some of you there!

When time permits he turns his attention to composing and his Sonata for Trumpet and Piano was performed in 2019 at the Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music, and also composed the opening Fanfare to the Barnet Music Service Extravaganza in 2010.

For reasons he still doesn’t understand he took up jogging in 2018 and ran the Paris Marathon the following year in a very respectable 4h56m (achieved without pacemakers). He hopes to beat this time in Brighton next year!
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