News - 2019

November - Band Dinner and Dance

The band held their annual dinner and dance and awards ceremony on Saturday 30th November at St. Austell Golf Club.


Congratulations go to Rachel Hawkey who picked up the Player of the Year; Adrian Higginson for Best Performance; Andy Batten for Bandsman of the Year; Mike Brown for Silkiest Player; Ben Orchard for Most Improved; and to our Bass Section Richard Hawkey, Henry Tamblyn, Miles Johns, and Andy Batten who were awarded the Best Section award.


A great evening was had by all!

November - SWBBA Contest

Under the direction of Musical Director David Johnson, we were delighted to gain 2nd place out of a strong field of 6 at the South West Brass Band Association Contest on Saturday 2nd November, playing Philip Sparke's The Year of the Dragon. 


Congratulations go to all of the soloists who performed magnificently, and also to Camborne on their well deserved win!

July - Home Sweet Home

Over the past year we have been working hard to find a new home for both the Senior and Junior band within the village, and are now delighted to announce that we have secured a lease for the First Floor above Roche Co-op!


We have a lot of work to do as the whole premises needs renovating, but we have been very fortunate so far with some help from some local businesses including Howdens, Jewson’s, and Marshall Fitting in Bodmin, as well as some generous hard graft from local tradesmen and band members.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Roche Victory Hall, Roche Sports & Social Club, and Roche Methodist Church for accommodating us over the last few years, we wouldn't be where we are now without their help.

Having our own place will enable us to grow from strength to strength as an organisation and we cannot wait to make it our new home!


June - WEBBA Contest

Under the baton of David Johnson, Roche Brass entered the Championship Section of the West of England Bandsmen's Festival at Bugle on Saturday 15th June, and put in a fine performance of the set Testpiece, Journey into Freedom, and the set Hymn,

The Lord Bless You and Keep You.


The performances gained us 1st prize in the Hymn tune and 3rd in the testpiece which was a fantastic achievement against tough competition. 


Congratulations go to Camborne on their deserved win on the testpiece.

May - British Open Senior Cup

Under the baton of David Johnson, we were delighted to gain 5th place at the Senior Cup on Saturday 18th May.


This was our first time in the Senior Cup after gaining promotion, playing Paul Huber's Symphonic Music.


Congratulations go to all of the soloists who performed magnificently, and a big thank you to David for doing a great job at preparing the band once again.


Congratulations to Northop Silver on their well deserved win!

March - West of England Regionals

Roche Brass performed at the Regional Championships in Torquay on Saturday 9th March.


The band entered the 1st Section, playing Symphony of Marches by Gilbert Vinter under the direction of David Johnson, receiving a respectful 7th position out of a strong group of 16 bands.


A massive thank you to David for preparing the band in putting together a great performance, and congratulations to Michelmersh on their win.

Roche Brass
Roche Victory Hall Social Club
15 Victoria Road, Roche
St. Austell , Cornwall PL26 8JF
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