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Children from Watkins Brass welcomed the opportunity to listen to the world-famous Tredegar Band at an event hosted by the Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band on the evening of Friday 11th October in an open rehearsal. The rehearsal saw the Tredegar Band make their final preparations on Hermann Pallhuber’s test piece, ‘Titan’s Progress’ ahead of their appearance the following day

Watkins Brass currently offers lessons on Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Horn, Baritone, Euphonium and Tuba on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. All tutors are experienced musicians and have a current DBS certificate. We are also able to offer a limited number of adult lessons. For more information please contact us. Lessons are delivered and charged termly in advance. For more information

Carnival of Venice

Reading Carnival of Brass: "The Carnival of Venice” is known for its virtuosic displays of double and triple tonguing, fast tempos and octave leaps that has been a popular choice with brass soloists since its first publication in “The Arban Method Book” in approximately 1859. The band was fortunate to have a cornet player in the auditorium capable of such feats – the band welcomed Tom Hutchinson to the stage for one final time to perform Harry James’ version of "The Canival of Venice" arranged for brass band by Mark Freeh.

Posted by Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band on Monday, 15 July 2019

Children from Watkins Brass visited the Bulmershe School in Woodley on Sunday 14th July to meet Tom Hutchinson.  Tom is the current principal cornet player of the world number one Cory Band and is arguably the finest cornet player of his generation.  The children had the opportunity to meet Tom following a concert as guest soloist with the Reading

Watkins Brass starts back this Summer in Christ Church Woodley on Thursday 16th May at 6:15pm. Watkins Brass is for aspiring brass players and is a great opportunity for children to learn how to play a brass band instrument in a group with experienced brass tutors. For further information please contact Rebecca Devaney on 01189 414920 or e-mail