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The Wensum Valley Brass Quintet

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About The Wensum Valley Brass Quintet

Norfolk's own premier Brass Quintet - from Bach to The Beatles - and more! The Wensum Valley Brass Quintet - for your special occasion.
Brass quintet
Norwich
Public liability insurance of £2 million

Originally a 10 piece brass ensemble - the current Wensum Valley Brass Quintet can easily re-expand it's number for the larger events. We now consist of five local, experienced and talented musicians as the core group.

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4.8 out of 5
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The Wensum Valley Brass Quintet's Reviews

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Alex Y
11 months ago
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4.3 out of 5

The band were great and the audience enjoyed their performance. If there was one criticism it would be that there were some relatively long gaps in between pieces, so for our bandstand audience this would be something that would need to be tightened up slightly.

Reply from The Wensum Valley Brass Quintet
10 months ago

Happy to take that on board Alex. It will be improved if we're booked again. Maybe it's because we didn't have the mike so could tell the audience about the pieces we played: even a minute to change music can seem a long time when it's silent.

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Maisie H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

The Wensum Valley Quintet is made up of fantastic musicians who provided the most perfect backdrop to our wedding drinks reception. The communication from Peter was excellent, and we appreciated that he checked in at regular stages during the run up with programme suggestions and updates. Our special requests were even taken on board and the music for “lady in red” was arranged especially for us! Very happy to recommend the quintet to everyone and anyone looking to add a special touch to their event. From Mr and Mrs Cooper!

Reply from The Wensum Valley Brass Quintet
1 year ago

Maisie made an early contact which gave us sufficient time to collect a couple of "special requests" for her. We were looked after on the day and everything worked really well. Good organisation and thanks for the very enjoyable gifts. Peter

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Jessica S
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

We would fully recommend the band; we had many great comments from our guests at our wedding reception. The band were very professional and great fun.

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Thorpe L
8 years ago

"Hello Wensum Valley Brass A special "Thank You" from the Thorpe Branch of The Royal British Legion! I am sure that we all improved our "brass" knowledge and we really enjoyed your musical offerings. Please keep us informed of your future concerts. Regards

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Bernard .
8 years ago

Dear Eric Many thanks to you and the Quintet for setting the scene so well at our celebration on Saturday . It was very much appreciated and the right choice of music for the occasion. My apologies for not supplying liquid refreshment whilst you were playing. I found to my horror that had we run out of the appropriate glasses and the lemonade for the Pimms, minutes before you finished. It all went very well .Mary and I left ourselves with quite a lot to do on the day which meant there were a few loose ends Looking forward to seeing you in September

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The Wensum Valley Brass Quintet's Song list

We play everything from Bach to The Beatles and more!
If you have any particular favourite piece you'd like played at your special event just let us know; if it's not already in our playlist we'll do all we can to include it.
Here are just a few items from our play list:
Abdelazer
Adagio in G Minor
Air On A G String
Always On My Mind
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
All In The April Evening
A Trumpeter's Lullaby
Alte Blaser Musiken
American Patrol
Amparito Roca
Anniversary Walz (The)
Autumn Leaves (The)
Ave Verum Corpus
Bavarian/German Oompah Music
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Canzon XII - 1615
Colonel Bogey
Coronation March
Down By The Riverside
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
El Gato Montes
Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral
Entertainer (The)
Evening Hymn And Sunset (Last Post) ........
and so on ---- to the end of the alphabet!

The Wensum Valley Brass Quintet's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£500
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are musicians. We play without amplification but can play loudly or quietly, according to what's required. We try to perform the music our clients have requested, even writing special arrangements to fit the occasion.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed in many of the local churches - the Royal Norfolk Showground and at various private garden parties and garden centres.

Do you have different line-up options?

The line up can be increased to 10 or even more if required. A full Concert Band or Brass Band (25+ people) might be available if requested.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We try to be as accommodating as possible but do give us as much notice as you can.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

This isn't really applicable in our case.

How much time do you need to set up?

The Quintet can normally set up in approximately 10 minutes.

Can you roam around while you perform?

This isn't really applicable in our case but not impossible.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Send us a list of the type of music you would like and we will do all we can to fulfill your requirement

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Other than chairs, yes.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a piece of music isn't in our current library, we may still be able to buy, or make an arrangement of it for your special event.
Musicianship
Genres:
Light music, Christmas, Military, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Renaissance, Easy listening, Marching
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert
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