July 2014 – Brass Class Cream Tea

You may well know that Ottery has two brass bands – the Silver Band and Brass Class. You may also know that brass instruments come in two colours – silver and brass. Is that the difference between the bands – silver instruments in the Silver Band and brass...

June 2014

Those of you lucky enough to live within shouting distance of the Feoffee Room may have noticed an interesting phenomenon on Silver Band practice night – strange gaps in the music when no-one plays. Those gaps aren’t really where the composer forgot to write...

January 2014

With the decorations safely packed away , its now time to reflect on recent events. The band had an extremely successful and busy Christmas period. The concert was a great evening with the switch to a Friday  proving very popular with the audience. The Brass Class...

An influx of young talent from Brass Class

Regular readers and followers of the band will know that it wasn’t to long ago that we were short of players and were actively recruiting. How times change. An influx of young talent from Brass Class – the bands training band – and the interest from others who have...

21st May 2013

Firstly a big thank you to all our supporters who came along to the spring concert. It was a great success and thanks also to the Brass Class for their contribution . Since the concert we have had our A.G.M and are now preparing music for the Church Fete on 25th May...

Philip Harper Band Workshop

Sat 22nd October, a day to remember! OSMSB and its Brass class converged on Kings School Ottery St. Mary for a brass band workshop under the internationally renowned band trainer Philip Harper. Philip is a top conductor / arranger / composer and adjudicator, and is...

River Dart Cruise and Steam Train Day Out

Early  October, usually the start of Autumn , with cooler weather and grey skies, when band members , families and friends enjoyed a day out incorporating a River Dart boat cruise and steam train ride.   A hot sunny morning  heralded an early departure from...

2nd September 2011

The  busy summer season is almost over now , and the band is set to prepare for autumn and christmas engagements.The season was our first under the baton of Andrew Harris, who has continued with the successes attained with our previous MD Chris Taylor ,who...

25th August 2011

We bid a sad farewell to 1st Cornet player Sarah Clayton who is away to university . Sarah joined the training band as an 8 year old progressing to the senior band , moving from the back row in 2009. She will be greatly missed, and we hope she can find the time to...