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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.

Upcoming Events10th & 11th June: Beating Retreat, Horseguards Parade
Upcoming Events27th June: Surbiton Royal British Legion 50th Anniversary Tattoo
Upcoming Events3rd - 6th July - Iserlohn Festival, Germany
Upcoming Events11th July - Duke of Essex Polo Match, Hainault


Recent Highlights

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

rdtc14th June 2014 – Carshalton Carnival – The band took part again this year in the Carshalton Carnival and being that its the FIFA World Cup, it was themed this year as ”Rio Carnival – comes to Carshalton”. Pictures from the day: click here

rdtc5th June 2014 - PRESS RELEASE - The band are delighted to announce that Sam Barrand has accepted the invitation to be the band’s Musical Director. Read the full story, click here

rdtc3rd May 2014West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur- The band were delighted to be invited to play at the last home game of the season for West Ham.

rdtc13th April 2014The London Marathon 2014 - The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps took up their usual position at mile 23 of the Marathon, in front of The Tower of London, to encourage the runners and entertain spectators for the day. With the weather on our side and some new pieces lined up, the day was thoroughly enjoyed all round. Read the full story, click here

rdtc24th Feb 201417th Annual Rorke’s Drift Concert – The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps was delighted to be invited along as a guest band at this year’s Rorke’s Drift Concert in at the Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon, Wales. Watch some of the performance and read the full story, click here

rdtc1st Feb 2014Annual Presentation Evening 2014 – A fantastic night held at Emerson Park School, where the band played a programme of some of the best and most recent music they’ve been working on, including a performance from The Academy. Our “Oscar style” awards then followed, reviewing some of the highs and lows of 2013 and of course, the awards themselves! For more information including a full list of the winners, click here


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