Reading Band

Building a brand to help inspire a new generation of brass musicians

Derek was perhaps best known for having performed on every James Bond film soundtrack, playing for the first of these, Dr. No (1962), at the age of 17 through to Skyfall (2012) which he recorded while fighting his battle with cancer which he sadly lost on the 22 March 2013 aged 68.

Watkins Brass aims to inspire a new generation of brass musicians and welcomes all children in full time education currently learning or wishing to learn to play a brass band instrument.

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