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Founded in 1967 and conducted for many years by the late Joseph Proctor, the Lewisham Concert Band soon found fame for its numerous BBC Radio 2 broadcasts during the 70s and 80s on Friday Night is Music Night and Listen to the Band. It is one of the South Eastís most highly-regarded wind bands and consists of professional and amateur musicians based in London and the Home Counties.

The band's performance venues, ranging from Somerset to Norfolk, have included Hever Castle, Eltham Palace, Southwark Cathedral, Epsom Playhouse, Catford Broadway,  Blackheath Concert Halls, and Cantley House in Wokingham.

Recently the band played at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Bernstein Project.  The band has also undertaken tours to Berlin to represent the borough of Lewisham and has opened Lewisham People's Day events.


Read a newspaper article about a concert that showcased poems written duringWW1 by the young Enid Blyton, set to music by Cliff Watkins and sung by soprano Marie Vassiliou accompanied by members of Lewisham Concert Band

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