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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 is celebrating its 62nd Anniversary!

RDTC - 60th Anniversary


Recent Highlights

rdtc11th May 2019 – Indoor Music Games 2019 – The band took part in the Indoor Music Games 2019 in Essex and achieved Gold awards in both Concert and Percussion classes, and overall Percussion class winners.

rdtc28th April 2019 – Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 – The band were invited back for another year to the London Marathon and took up their usual post at the Tower of London to entertain the crowds and runners.

rdtc17th March 2019 – Mayor of Havering Civic Parade

rdtc13th February 2019 – Mayor of Havering Show, Queens Theatre

rdtc3rd November 2018 – West Ham vs Burnley, FC – The band put on some pre-match entertainment at the West Ham vs Burnley match on Saturday, with West Ham finishing with a 4-2 victory.


rdtc12th October 2014 – Dick Bouchard MBE Memorial Concert – The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps members, parents, ex members grouped together at the Broadway theatre to celebrate and reflect on the life of “Dick Bouchard”, the bands founder and bandmaster who sadly passed away August 2013. Read the full story here

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