Filton Concert


The town of Filton on the outskirts of Bristol is home to Filton Concert Brass. The band was formed 40 years ago and is currently Bristol's highest ranked brass band, having been promoted to the Championship Section of the West of England region from 2015.

The band meets regularly on Wednesday nights as a smaller brass ensemble, where it performs at concerts and functions in the local community, but also comes together as a larger contesting band for specific projects under the direction of Tom Davoren. This has led to such accolades as West of England Champions (First Section) 2013 & 2014, National Champion of Great Britain (First Section) 2014, Welsh Open Champions (Championship) 2016 and British Open Senior Trophy Champions 2016 (Championship).

The band dedicates this first appearance at the Royal Albert Hall National Finals to Jim Scott, their founder and a champion of brass performance and education in the Bristol area, who sadly passed away in 2014.

Nationals Contesting History

First ever appearance at RAH this year. Other National Finals: S1 twice including 2014 (won), S2 2010, S3 three times, S4 1979.

Principal Players

Soprano Cornet – Martin Britt
Principal Cornet – Kevin Darby
Flugel Horn – Tim Malpas
Solo Horn – Paul Bennett
Solo Baritone – Philip James
Solo Euphonium – Anthony Smith
Solo Trombone – Andrew Norman
Solo Eb Bass – Oliver Browne