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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 60th Anniversary!

RDTC - 60th Anniversary


Recent Highlights

Poppy12th November 2017 – Remembrance Sunday Parade, Hornchurch – The band were honoured to be invited back to Hornchurch to lead the parade to mark Remembrance Sunday

rdtc11th November 2017 – Lord Mayors Show – The band returned for another year to the annual parade through the streets of London

rdtc30th September – 1st October 2017 – CD Recording – The band spent a full weekend working hard on the recording for our soon to be released CD to mark our 60th year. Watch this space……

rdtc2nd – 3rd September 2017 – Belgium & France

rdtc8th – 10th July 2017 -  Iserlohn Schützenfest, Germany – The band headed off to the town of Iserlohn, Germany for the annual Schützenfest across Friday to Monday with a variety of parades, arena displays and concerts.

rdtc6th May 2017 – Indoor Music Games – SoundSport Essex – The band took part in the Indoor Music Games competition alongside a variety of other bands from Essex, Kent, Scotland and France.

rdtc23rd April 2017 – Virgin London Marathon 2017 – Returning for another year at the London Marathon to cheer on the runners and keep them going with a selection of our favourite music.

rdtc26th February 2017 – 60th Anniversary Concert - The band was established in 1957 and so 2017 marks our 60th year. Our anniversary concert featured some of our favourite pieces from previous years, as well as a selection of new material including some feature performances from ex-members.


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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