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The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps – Marching Band

2017  Marks our 60th year! On Saturday 7th October, we will be holding our 60th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion in Blackshots Grays. If you are interested in coming along, tickets can be requested here



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

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.

rdtc11th December 2016 – Christmas Concert, St Edwards Church, Romford

rdtc12th November 2016 – The Lord Mayors Show, London

rdtc5th – 7th August 2016 – Loreley Military Tattoo, Germany

rdtc8th & 9th June 2016 – Beating Retreat, Horseguards Parade – Having performed at Beating Retreat on two previous occasions, the band were delighted to not only open the show, but to be a part of the massed bands finale.

rdtc26th to 31st May 2016- Trip to Sopron, Hungary – Take a look at our holiday photo album

rdtc7th May 2016 – West Ham vs. Manchester United – Last ever game at the Boleyn Ground! The band were delighted to be a part of the last ever game at West Ham United’s Boleyn ground. Playing before the game and at half time, the atmosphere was amazing and a show we will never forget. Read More HERE


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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