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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.

Oct 15 – NTC Contest 2015 – Best Overall Band (Open Class)


Recent Highlights

rdtc14th November 2015 – Lord Mayors Show 2015 - The band returned for their 41st year in the annual parade through the streets of London, to welcome in the new Lord Mayor of London – the Lord Mountevans

rdtc25th October 2015 – NTC Contest 2015, West Sussex – For the band’s first competition this year, we were invited to enter the Open Class of the Nautical Training Corps Contest 2015. The band were delighted with 8 awards including Best Overall Band (Open Class). Read More

rdtc3rd-6th July 2015 – 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.

rdtc10-11th June 2015 - Beating Retreat 2015 - The Romford Drum & Trumpet Corps were invited to open Beating Retreat 2015 at Horseguards Parade, London which we last appeared at in 2014. Read the story and browse our collection of photos: Click here

rdtc25th April 2015 – London Marathon 2015 - The band returned for another year at Mile 23 to entertain the runners and provide some well deserved encourage for our very own Aaron Uglow who ran in aid of the band. Read more

rdtc21st & 22nd December 2014 – RDTC Annual Christmas Concert - with festive season upon us, it was time for the bands Christmas concert on two nights at the band HQ in Taunton Road. A mix of some new and favourite musical pieces in the first half, with the second half following the festive trend. See pictures of the evening and the full story here

rdtc9th November 2014 – Remembrance Day Parade, Hornchurch - We were honoured to be invited back to lead the procession in Hornchurch, click here

rdtc8th November 2014 – Lord Mayors Show 2014 - The band returned for their 40th year in the annual parade through the streets of London. Find out more about the Lord Mayors Show

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

rdtc22nd August 2014 – Cromer Carnival Week 2014 – The band love Cromer. It’s a chance to bond and get to know each other and a great week packed full of performances, events and fun. Read more click here

rdtc6th July 2014 – Colchester Military Tournament 2014 – The band were delighted to be a part of the Colchester Military Tournament 2014, returning for the second year in a row. This year the band would be playing with… Read the full story, click here

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