The Trinity Saxophone Quartet rehearse and perform together on a regular basis. Their engagements have included playing at Liberty of Earley and the Wargrave British Legion as well as recording the TCB Christmas Greeting in 2016. Most recently, they performed in the Trinity Concert Band concert in October 2017, where they played You’ve Got a Friend in Me and Gabriel’s Oboe. They enjoy playing a wide range of repertoire including ragtime, swing, pop arrangements and classical music.
Over the last few years, different combinations of the band’s clarinet players, ranging from three to eight players, have played at band concerts, garden parties at The Liberty of Earley House, Christmas parties for the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre, birthday and wedding celebrations, and even at a mayoral inauguration. They play a broad range of music, including transcriptions of classical music, original compositions and their own arrangements; covering anything from Mozart to Abba!
4Bones Trombone Quartet
Two of our resident trombonists are members of 4Bones. The quartet will entertain you with arrangements of classical pieces as well as music from shows, films, ragtime and some modern pieces composed especially for four trombones.
Each member of our quartet has a wealth of experience playing in local bands, groups and orchestras. Be prepared to be surprised at how great a group of four trombones can sound. As John Suchet (Classic FM) told us when he heard one of our recordings “I love the sound of 4 trombones — so mellow and a nice rhythm too”.
The 5Ts Brass Quintet
The 5Ts Brass Quintet comprises two trumpets, two trombones and a tuba (5Ts!). Three members of the ensemble were professional musicians with the army and the other two worked in IT. All the members are retired or semi-retired which allows concerts to be given during the day as well as evenings. They play arrangements of light classical pieces, folk songs and some more recent popular pieces as well as original compositions for brass ensemble.
The members of the band are John Sayer – Trumpet, Phil Graham – Trumpet, Stephen Kerry – Alto Trombone, Dave Robson – Tenor Trombone and Len Tyler – Tuba