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Youth & Concert Brass

Hathern Youth & Concert Brass is a non-contesting band comprising players who have graduated from the youth band, players who have retired from the main Hathern Band, and players who simply want to make good quality music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30pm at the bandroom on Pasture Lane, Hathern (click for map).

Our Musical Director

Chris Groom

Chris Groom is a Kneller Hall trained bandsman who served 6 years as a horn player in H M Scots Guards.On leaving the army he moved to Markham Main Colliery Band and then on to Brodsworth Colliery.After the pit closed in 1985 Chris moved to the famous GUS Band on Solo Horn, a position he held for 5 years. Since 1990 he has been brass tutor at Kimbolton School in Cambridgeshire and a visiting Music Teacher at the Loughborough Endowed Schools and Loughborough University.

For the past 25 years Chris has been the Musical Director of the Harborough Band. Last but certainly not least, Chris is the son of the legendary Trevor Groom, who is still one of the finest euphonium players around.