Competing Bands in 2016

Hertfordshire Showband

Based in Potters Bar, the Hertfordshire Showband is one of the UK’s most successful marching and concert bands, catering for young people and adults within the local and surrounding communities. The Showband offers young and old in the community, the opportunity to learn, perform and compete. Although an emphasis on youth, age is no barrier to joining the band, which is ‘Open to All’.

The band has around 60 performers playing a range of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. The band has the ability to perform as a Marching Band and also a Concert Band with a music catalogue has over 120 tunes spanning many genres including: Stage & Screen, traditional march, pop, rock, easy listening, blues, seasonal & national tunes & more.

Burgess Hill Marching Youth

Burgess Hill Marching Youth is a traditional, Light Infantry style band and bugles with a distinctive Ghurkha inspired uniform.  They have performed at various parades, festivals and contests throughout their history including the London New Year’s Day Parade, Wembley Arena and The Royal Albert Hall.

BHMY has had a very successful recruitment drive in the last 12 months, and the band is currently growing from strength to strength. We are looking forward to a very prosperous future and are very pleased to take part in this years contest.

17th Tonbridge Scout & Guide Band

Once again we are delighted to welcome bands to Tonbridge to take part in this event and we hope they have an enjoyable day.  

We have had a really successful year following a complete change of instrumentation in January 2015, our membership has increased and we are looking forward to a great summer performing around the South East.  The highlight of the year will be a performance in Disneyland, Paris as part of a four day trip in October which members are really looking forward to.