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Join Forest Lottery today and help save Onward Hall for the Future

April 16, 2021

You can now support our 'Save the Onward Hall' project by joining the Forest Weekly Lottery. From as little as £1 a week, 50p of which goes to your chosen cause, you could win up to £25k.

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2020 National Finals Rescheduled Date Announced

April 6, 2021

2020 National; Finals for sections 1-4 will be held on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September 2021 at Cheltenham Racecourse

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Save Onward Hall Campaign Launched

February 16, 2021

Campaign to save the Historic building has been launched with a target of £100k to secure the structure for future generations.

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Merry Xmas to all from Forest of Dean Brass

December 25, 2020

Wishing all of the FODB friends, followers, neighbours and members the very best of wishes for this very different Christmas. We really hope that the band wiil be able to entertain you all properly again, sometime in 2021.

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Land of Hope and Glory to commemorate 75 Years since Victory in Europe

May 8, 2020

Forest of Dean Brass Land of Hope and Glory to commemorate 75 Years since VE

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Happy Birthday Captain Tom

April 30, 2020

Forest of Dean Brass first Social Distancing Video playing You'll Never Walk Alone in honor of Captain Tom Moore's 100th Birthday

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Success at Areas - Third place

March 16, 2020

At this time of uncertainty it was great to celebrate. The band was lucky enough to come third at the area contest held in Torquay at the weekend.

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Band Secures Ritter For Area Contest

February 15, 2020

Forest of Dean Brass are pleased to secure the expert guidance of Gareth Ritter as conductor for the upcoming Areas in Torquay

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Forest of Dean Brass Secure Stephen Sykes as their New Conductor

December 6, 2019

The Forest of Dean Brass Band based in Yorkley, Royal Forest of Dean are delighted to have secured the services of the well-known Trombone soloist and conductor Stephen Sykes.

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Thankyou The Bailey Inn

October 23, 2019

Another successful harvest festival at The Bailey Inn Yorkley. Fun had by all and a little money raised along the way.

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25th birthday celebrations concert

October 21, 2019

Forest of Dean Brass Birthday Celebration in Parkend Church 6th October

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Bandsmans job is never finished

May 17, 2019

When you see a brass band out and about playing this summer have you ever thought about all the tasks that need to be carried out that has nothing to do with making music?

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Successful trip to Cornwall

Forest of Dean Brass had a successful trip to West of England Bandsmen's Festival held in the lovely village of Bugle. Winning both March and test piece prize for the first section.

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Jim Wins Soloist Prize at Bugle

Trip to Bugle was topped off with Jim Winning Soloist prize for First Section at 2019 West of England Bandsmans Festival

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Junior Success at Bailey Lane End Music Festival

Millie wins age group soloist prize at the 50th Bailey Lane End Music Festival.

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Senior Success in the open class at Bailey Lane End Music Festival

Congratulations George on winning the Open Solo Class at Bailey Lane End Music Festival and also to Marion Dobbs on her 3rd place.

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2nd and 3rd Prize for senior Quartets at Bailey Lane End Music Festival

FODB Quartet with Wayne Williams, Rebecca Berrow, Ruth Rusling and Marion Dobbs came second while FODB low brass quartet with Trudy Hannaford, Marion Dobbs, Roger Stratford and George Stratford came third.

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Bards n Brass - Nags Head, Yorkley 14th July 2pm

A summer afternoon of Brass Band music & local dialect poems featuring works by F.W. Harvey, Harry Beddington, Keith Morgan & Maggie Clutterbuck.

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Applications are invited for the position of resident M.D. with Forest Of Dean Brass.

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Raise Free Donations for FODBrass at

From groceries to getaways and much more! If 20 members shopped in support of FODBrass, we could raise on average £2,000 per year. Visit

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Thankyou to Bryn James

Bryn James to leave his post at Forest of Dean Brass as conductor and Musical Director

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Is that Ben Stratford with a Baton?

Ben Stratford comes home and guest conducts Forest of Dean Brass

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