Thundersley Brass Band

A Championship Section, traditional British Brass Band, based in South Essex.

(The L&SC area contest, Stevenage, March 2017)

Thank you for visiting the website of Thundersley Brass Band.  We are a competing Championship Section Brass Band based in South Benfleet, Essex.  We perform at numerous concerts, contests, charitable events, private functions and civic events each year.  We hope that you will take some time to browse through the attached pages of our website and discover some more about our band.

Thundersley Brass finish 'runners-up' in Stevenage and earn a place at the National Finals!

Thundersley Brass proudly took the runners-up trophy on Sunday 18th March with a wonderfully spirited and detailed performance of Kevin Norbury's 'Odyssey' testpiece.  The band beat off fierce competition from local rival bands eclipsing all our achievements to date and qualified for the National Brass Band Finals of Great Britain to be held at the Royal Albert Hall later in the year.  The band now look forward to competing against some of the giants of the brass band world at the finals, to include Black Dyke, Cory, Grimethorpe Colliery and Brighouse & Rastrick, a feat which hardly seemed ever possible 12 years ago when we were still competing in the fourth section.  Once again, the band would like to say a massive 'thank you' to our musical director, Nigel Taken, for his continued patience, guidance and hard work in helping the band realise this incredible accomplishment.  

(The L&SC area contest 2018, 'Runners-up' celebration)

Thundersley Brass will be playing to help save the 'Vulcan Bomber'...

The band are excited to have been asked to play at London Southend Airport on Sunday 22nd April for a special open day to support the Vulcan Restoration Trust.  We hope to see as many supporters of the band in attendance at this event for this worthy cause.  Full details can be found at