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Borehamwood Brass

Borehamwood Brass was founded in 1971, when pupils from the former Holmshill School Brass Band approached Eddie Rice. The boys found themselves with no musical outlet on leaving school, and Eddie worked with them to create a band for Borehamwood. music ensembeInitially it was known as the Borehamwood Brass Consort, and the group played at local fetes and garden parties, raising funds for good causes as well as for the band's own devlopment. Like its predecessor the school band, the group was conducted by David Aubrey.

Numbers gradually increased, and the group was re-named Borehamwood Brass Ensemble. Since that time the band has become established in the town, and is currently working with the Twin Town association, the Town Council and other local organisations to promote Borehamwood. The band has exchanged a number of visits with the fire brigade band from the Germain twin town Offenburg, the Spielmaans- und Fanfarenzug der Freiwilligen Feuerwehr Offenburg.