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Recent Events

Summer Picnic Performance July 2023

A very enjoyable event with great music from all of our bands. Thank you to the Shaw family for hosting this event in their lovely garden.

Spring Concert April 2023

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A wonderful concert at St Martin's Church, Cheriton. All our bands played and performed well.

Past Events

Christmas Light switch on at Etchinghill 2022.

Hawkinge Christmas Concert 2022

 End of summer 2020......

SBA continues throughout 2020 Lockdown

2020 SBA Lockdown Projects

The coronavirus lockdown in Spring 2020 meant that SBA were not allowed to meet. Instead, the players recorded their own parts and sent them to Lauren Hickman, who compiled them into TWO amazing performances: Academy Band played Game of Thrones, Senior Ensemble played The Sweeney.

SCABA Spring Contest Success
 March 2020

The Academy Band travelled to Brighton to compete in the contest, performing the challenging Malvern Suite, and came second with their fantastic performance.


Christmas 2019

The Senior Ensemble played for the Creative Foundation at the Switching on of the Christmas Lights for the Creative Quarter, Old High Street, Folkestone 15.11.19

Special Guest- torrential rain!

They were also invited back to play at Sainsbury West Park Farm store to share festive music with weekend shoppers.

The SBA were also invited to play carols at the Hawkinge community Carol Service and the Turning on of the Etchinghill Christmas lights.


We Will Remember Them

9th November 2019- A superb performance by the SBA Training Band at the Youth Festival of Remembrance.

The Senior Ensemble played at the Garden of Remembrance Dedication service in Folkestone on 3rd November

Workshop 29.09.19

A big thank you to Major Paul Norley, Director of Music with the Coldstream Guards, for a fabulous day of workshops with our Training band, Academy band and Senior ensemble. Congratulations to all the bands for their amazing work. They all rose to the occasion, concentrated hard and produced some fantastic music.



On January 26th we were very pleased to welcome Mr Wayne Hopla, Musical Director of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment to our rehearsals. He ran a series of workshops for all the SBA bands which were educational and fun!eading 1

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Trevor Attwood Memorial Concert

Folkestone Rotary Club Donation

We were so thrilled to be the beneficiaries of Rotary Club of Folkestone's annual fund raising this year. Chairman Bill Wright and Secretary Peter Woodward-Bailey came along to enjoy our Christmas family concert on 15th December and handed over a cheque for £2500! Such a enormous amount of money for us. We will be putting it to good use on instruments for our 60 strong academy of young players over the coming months. A huge thank you to The Rotary Club and all their members for their generosity, from everyone at SBA.


Christmas 2018 with SBA

We have had a busy month performing across Shepway. Our Ensemble band were invited to welcome shoppers at Sainsbury's Park Farm store.

The Academy band were proud to be invited to play at the Hawkinge community Carol Service, and also at the Etchinghill Residents' Association carols and Lights event
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Trevor Attwood Merit Cup

A concert by The White Cliffs Symphonic Winds was held in memory of their principal trumpet player, Trevor Attwood, at St Mary's Church, Walmer on Saturday 17th February 2018.  

The photo below shows our Karen Hickman receiving a cheque on behalf of Shepway Brass Academy from Musical Director Graham Harvey for £1000 donated from proceeds of the concert which will go towards the Trevor Attwood Merit Cup.  


Shepway Brass Academy are very honoured to be selected by the Attwood family to receive donations to be used to set up The Merit Cup which will be an annual award given to a member of the Academy in recognition of their contribution to the Academy..

Etchinghill Village Sign 

Shepway Brass Academy were pleased to be invited to the opening of the new Etchinghill Village Sign on Wednesday 21st June 2017.


Below are a few photos courtesy of Cllr Miss Susan Carey.



Workshop with

WO1 Kerwin (Bandmaster) BA

Simon Kerwin, Bandmaster to the Nottinghamshire Band of The Corps of Royal Engineers will be joining us on Saturday 25th February for a workshop with all the Shepway Brass Academy Bands

Simon has been the Bandmaster of the Nottinghamshire Band of The Corps of Royal Engineers since its formation in Jun 2007. Recruited as a civilian, he has adapted with ease into the very prestigious position he now holds. Simon is a world class tuba player as well as being a composer and arranger for all genres of bands and orchestras.

Best of Brass Concert 

Come along and find us on Saturday 4th February 2017 along with Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band

Christmas Concert 

Come along and find us on Saturday 10th December 2016 along with The Band of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.

We came second...

Shepway Brass Academy excelled themselves today (24th April 2016) at the annual Scaba Spring Contest held at The Hawth, Crawley. Musical Director, Paul Driscoll was proud with the hard work that all the band members had contributed to this performance.

Thanks also to all the parents for supporting and transporting the band members to Crawley.


Well done to all on your second place..... thats 2nd in the Hymn Tune, 2nd in the March and 2nd in the Test Piece!

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