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Following our Covid enforced break we returned with some great Park Concerts in 2021.

Here is a review of all the performances at Regents Park this year. We feature at 3 minutes 30 seconds in.... .Video


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Composed by Nigel Hall, Civitas is a tribute to the front-line workers who are getting us through the coronavirus pandemic. This is Chiltern Hills Brass's first video project, inspired by the wonderful Cory Band. We hope you enjoy it, and keep the UK's front-line workers in mind each time you listen to it.



August 4th/5th.


In conjunction with Wycombe District Council,wdc

the Band had a great weekend of playing during our visit to Kelkeim our Twin Town in Germany. The highlight was a joint concert on Sunday in the Kelkheimer Bläserfestival "Brass meets Blasmusik", which was hosted by Oberhessisches Blechbläserensemble ( OBE )


The Whit Friday Marches 2018. It rained all day !!



Area Contest 18th March 2018. Our first outing in our new Uniform.


The cornet section ready to go on stage.....


and the Trombones.


RAF High Wycombe , 8th December 2017

Playing Carols for 450 guests as they arrive for Dinner.


Great British Beer Festival, 12th August 2017

Once again this year we made a return to Olympia in London, which was very well recieved.


Joint Concert in High Wycombe with OBE Brass over from our Twin Town, Kelkiem, Germany, 27th May 2017.


Area Contest, March 19th 2017, Stevenage.

We are very pleased with our excellent 6th place out of 17 in our first year back in the 1st section which puts us in a very comfortable position in the league table.


The Highlight of the Bands History took place on June 12th 2016.

We marched down The Mall in front of the Queen and 10,000 guests, for her 90th Birthday


Members of the band expressed their delight at being asked to take part in the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration parade at the weekend. Chiltern Hills Brass Band in High Wycombe joined forces with The Egham Band at the prestigious event on June 12 after the invitation to take part “came out of the blue” in April. Spokesman Lindsey Davies said the group jumped at the opportunity and that the invite was extra special as her Majesty is a patron of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. She said: “We were told there would be two parades, one in the morning and the second one in the afternoon which would be in front of the Royal Family and be broadcast live around the world on the BBC. “It was a very special occasion and we were honoured to have been asked to take part.” The section of the parade the band took part in was devoted to the 1970s and so were asked to play the Star Wars theme song, Largo from the New World Symphony and Eye Level, the theme tune to ITV’s Van der Valk. The songs had to be continuously played from the Horse Guards Parade, along the Mall, past the Queen Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace, around the outskirts of St James’s Park along Birdcage Walk and back down to Horse Guards. Lindsey said security requirements were “really tight” and the group had little time in which to get and submit the necessary documents. They arrived in London at 8am on the morning of the parade and were addressed by Her Majesty’s grandson Peter Phillips who organised the extravaganza. She said: “The first parade took part in pouring rain and we were all drenched at the end of the 1.3km route which took 40 minutes to complete. “It was exhausting work, and yet we knew we had to do it all again for real a couple of hours later. “Fortunately the sun came out on cue, and in front of 10,000 guests lining both sides and the full length of The Mall, plus the Royal Family in front of Buckingham Palace, the most amazing event in Chiltern Hills Brass’s history went fantastically well. “It has left us with many new friends and wonderful memories that we’ll treasure forever. We are very proud to have done it.”

We did the Whit Friday Marches again this year.


We came 6th out of 16 at the 2016 Area contest and as a result of our consistent 3 year average placings have been promoted to the First Section !


Playing at a corporate event for the Sarova group at the Bull Hotel in Gerrards Cross on the 2nd July 2015.


We attended the Whit Marches again this year, finishing in the dark at Lydgate. Overall results were good and we were 47th out of 126 bands.  

Bucks Free Press article following Marlow music festival 16th May 2015

We came an excellent 6th place at the Area Contest in March 2015 to add to our 5th place last year.

Delph 2014

Another fun time at the Whit Friday Marches 2014


Practicing for the Area Contest, in the second section at Stevenage, 16th March 2014

The band were very pleased with the result of 5th out of 18

whitsJust about to set off on the Whit friday Marches 24th May 2013

We came 7th at Grotton and our principal won the best Cornet prize !

See us at Denshaw this year .... youtube


Last practice before the Area Contest 2013

We came 10th out of 18 so remain in the second section for 2013/14.

We won the Second Section at Dobcross, and came second at Scouthead during our great day out to the 2012 Whit Friday Marches ! youtube

The Band came a very respectable 6th in the Area Contest 2nd Section at Stevenage on 18th March.

We are very pleased and proud to announce our official ranking following the Whit Friday Contest 2011. 

There were 115 bands in total in the Saddleworth area that we competed in.  Of those, 71 played at 6 or more villages meaning they qualified for an official ranking.

We finished 32nd out of the 71 and 39th out of the 115 resulting in achieving the highest placed London band.

The feather in our cap was that we beat the Leyland band (one of the most prestigious Championship bands) at Denshaw!

Click here to view one of our performances at Delph

Following a lengthy search, the band have moved into a new practice hall at High Wycombe. The new practice location can be found here

The Band had a great weekend up North for their annual pilgrimage to the Whit Friday Marches 2009 in Saddleworth.

January 2009, the Band attended the Butlins Mineworkers Contest in Skegness for the second year in a row


Paul Lovatt-Cooper has composed "Canzona Bravura", a euphonium solo for Martin Smith who plays with Denham Hendon Brass. Paul said “ I was delighted to be asked to write a solo for Martin who I am pleased to see is keen to promote new music for the euphonium . The solo itself is composed in a modern yet lyrical style that shows off the range and colour of the instrument. It gives the soloist a variety of playing techniques to get their teeth into and there is lots for the audience to enjoy." who returned to playing after a thirty- five year absence said “ I am thrilled and excited to be playing a very different type of euphonium solo written by such a talented composer. It was premiered in a concert by Denham Hendon Brass at the lovely Norman Church of St Germans, Cornwall on Saturday 10 October 2009.

The Band had a great day at The Great British Beer Festival 2009 in Earls court. A member of the audiance has put some of our performances on YouTube. Pink Panther youtube.

We had another successful weekend at the Whit Friday Marches 2009, with a very credible 9th place at Dobcross See us on .... youtube

The band came 11th out of 16 in the First Section at the Stevenage Regional Contest in March 2009 , remaining in the First Section for 2009/2010.

3rd Place at Folkstone Contest in the 1st Section 2008.

We gained third place out of an entry of Ten Bands in the First Section at Folkstone Contest playing Philip Sparkes test piece Endeavour. The band are very pleased, particulary as it was the first contest outing for their latest recruit - Connor Burgess on Eb Bass who, at only 13 years of age, made an excellent job of the exposed muted bass section opening passage.

We had a successful weekend at the Whit Friday Marches 2008, the highlight of which was a 7th place at Grotton. See us on .... youtube

We played James Cook Circumnavigator in the First Section of the Area Contest at Stevenage. Although it was a dissapointing result, the Band enjoyed the day out and remain in the first section for 2008/2009.

Denham Hendon Brass (DHB) spent part of their New Years Eve 2007 in an unusual manner, entertaining guests of the actor Robert Lindsay and Rosemary Ford at their wedding held in Denham Village. "We led the guests from the church to the wedding reception playing Jingle Bells and got thoroughly soaked in the rain. The couple wanted a selection of Christmas carols played at the reception and we entertained all their guests including numerous celebrities such as Zoe Wannamaker, his on screen wife in "My Family" said DHB's euphonium, Martin Smith. "Bill Cotton, former head of BBC light entertainment was so engrossed in our playing he spent all our playing time in amongst our bass section!"

Daily Mail Review Here


Film Stars : Members of the Band appeared in a film, and during February 2000, spent an enjoyable day filming on location in Hambledon, Oxfordshire.
The film, released on DVD is called Mumbo-Jumbo. It is described by its makers, Firelight Productions, as a light-hearted English comedy.  Stars taking part include Jamie Walters (of Beverly Hills 90210 fame), Joss Ackland, Brian Blessed, John Inman, Sylvester McCoy and Melinda Messenger.