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Welcome to the home of Deal Brass Academy

2019 was our 6th full year as an independent band

and we have been disappointed to lose an entire summer

of fine gigs due to the lockdown.

However, members have been active, contributing to our video of



See it here on YouTube.


And see also our earlier trial effort

Video of Ode to Joy by our own 'Lockdown Quartet'

recorded and compiled for VE Day, Friday 8th May 2020


 ... and band members played We'll Meet Again outside their homes on Thursday May 7th


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Click here for 2019 Programme

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Christmas 2017 


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Come and join us, or send your details to book us for your own event.



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Don't forget, we welcome new players, of any age or level of experience, including beginners, for whom we have dedicated training at the start of each session.

Come along to our weekly practice at Deal & Betteshanger Rugby Club, Canada Road, Walmer  every Monday in term time, and see what you think. 



 Deal's home-grown brass band, independently run for and by our members.

Our aims are: 

1. To help keep brass band music alive, particularly by encouraging and training young musicians in a friendly, safe and welcoming environment.

2. To contribute to the musical life of the district through our live performances at a wide variety of events and venues.

3. To maintain the traditions of brass band music, building on the wealth of experience of the brass bands in East Kent and nationally.

DBA welcomes players of all ages and levels of musical achievement. The band offers unique opportunities, particularly for young players, to share in the joy of music making with others and to develop their abilities in a supportive and sociable atmosphere. Instruments may be available on loan for new players.

We rehearse every Monday evening in term time from 6pm to 7.30pm. We perform regularly at concerts in venues as varied as shopping malls, churches, village fetes, festivals, Christmas carol services and weddings. As the ‘official’ Brass Band of the Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Football Club, we also add a new and different form of entertainment to Rugby Club functions! 

For more details, contact the Musical Director, Mr Chris Berriman or the Band Manager, Mr Andy Pooley, by email
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Band members' successes!
We are pleased to congratulate our members' latest music exam successes (so far):

Marina Robinson - Grade 8 Piano
Malandra Rogers - Grade 5 Trumpet
Susan Atkinson - Grade 4 Cornet with distinction
Alex Bilsland - Grade 4 Cornet with Merit, and Piano
Simon Gooden - Grade 4 Cornet
Imogen Robinson - Grade 4 French Horn with Distinction
Chiara Shearn - Grade 5 Cornet
Irving Benjamin - Grade 5 Euphonium with Merit
Finn Hoffmann - Grade 4 percussion with Merit
Nat Thompson - Grade 5 percussion with Merit



Deal Brass Academy are proud to be supported by Dover District Council, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, The Drapers' Company of London and Deal & Betteshanger RFC

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  *  Timeball Tower image reproduced by permission of the Deal Museum Trust