Grimsdyke Brass was formed in 1979 from the brass bands of two Harrow schools (Whitmore and Park High) and named after the ancient earthwork which crosses Harrow Weald. The band is well known across North West London and further afield and performs a wide repertoire of music, from classical to contemporary, including film, show, jazz, and pop music as well as original music for brass band. In 2014 Grimsdyke Brass competed at the annual regional contest in Stevenage and achieved 1st place in the third section securing a place in the second section only to win the second section in 2017 heading into the first! The band is now representing London and the Southern Counties at the National Brass Band Championships in Cheltenham in September 2017.

With our Musical Director, Sharon Broughall, we perform at The Elliott Hall, Harrow Arts Centre as our regular concert venue. We have regularly given performances at the Grims Dyke Hotel, in Pinner Memorial Park, and Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath, Watford Bandstand and on our annual weekend away in Bournemouth. We also provide the music for Harrow’s Remembrance Day service and have supported many local charitable and community groups.

First Nationals appearance since 2014 (Section 3), which was their first ever appearance at a National Finals event. 


Principal Players

Principal Cornet

Stuart Quinlan


Principal Tenor Horn

Helen Reeder


Principal Euphonium

John Malcolm


Principal Trombone

India D'Arcy