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The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps – Marching Band


The Romford Drum & Trumpet Corps (RDTC) is a youth military style marching band, based in the London Borough of Havering (Romford, Essex) . As one of the oldest independent youth marching bands in the country, it has a proud history with performances throughout the UK, including marching displays, parades, carnivals and concerts. The band’s music portfolio covers a wide breadth including military marches, film themes, popular music and brass classics, often featuring solos from some of the band’s talented musicians across our brass, woodwind and percussion sections. In recent years the band has travelled further and performed in France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Gibraltar and the USA. This year, the band travelled to Portsmouth to take part in the Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association (TYMBA) Nationals 2019 Compeition and were awarded Gold as National Class Champions.

RDTC - 60th Anniversary

COVID-19 Information (Updated Nov 2020)

The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps has been closely following guidance issued by the government and been able to operate a number of activities for our members whilst remaining compliant, socially-distant and with enhanced cleaning measures in place. Even with the challenges that this year has brought, we are incredibly proud to have seen our members, friends, families and supporters pull together and achieve the following as an organisation:

  1. Provided weekly online social events
  2. Provided weekly rehearsals/tutoring
  3. Raised over £2300 for a local Hospital with the “Pot Noodle Challenge”
  4. Have members gain their “Blue Peter Badges”
  5. A summer BBQ with musical bingo
  6. Outdoor Rehearsals
  7. Indoor rehearsals since September
  8. Risk assessed and set up a COVID-aware rehearsal set up.
  9. Rehearsed enough music for a virtual Christmas Concert
  10. Social day out doing laser tag.
  11. Welcomed new members to the band

Recent Highlights

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