The London Massed Bugle Band

An opportunity for young people to play an instrument and take part in major events

The London Massed Bugle Band (LMBB) is made up of young people who choose to play either the snare drum, cymbals, bass drum, bell lyre or bugle. They are trained by experienced musicians who have first hand experience of the benefits of being a part of the Band.

Whilst many individual groups across London have a band and teach our members how to play an instrument, the LMBB provides an opportunity to represent The Boys’ Brigade at major events such as the Lord Mayor’s Show and the London Marathon.

Upcoming Events

The London Massed Bugle Band once again has a place to participate in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show on Saturday 13th November.

We are pleased to confirm that our second practice for the Lord Mayor’s Show will take place on Sunday 31st October at Felden Lodge (BB Headquarters), Felden Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 0BL. The practice will take place from 10:30am to 4pm.

No uniform is required for this practice. Participants should bring a packed lunch/refreshments with them. There will be a canteen selling canned drinks/chocolate, and hot drinks will be available to leaders.

If you have not yet done so, it would be helpful if you could advise whether your band will be attending along with estimated numbers to assist our planning. Please do still come along even if you can only attend for part of the day due to church commitments etc.

At the practice we will continue to go through our repertoire for the Lord Mayor’s Show along with rehearsing the Mansion House bend where the BBC TV cameras are located. Just a reminder that the repertoire is as follows:

Full band

  • 2×3 Anchor Hymn
  • 2×3 Bugler
  • 2×3 Larbert
  • 2×3 Shamrock

Drum solos

  • 1×5 DS No 1
  • 1×5 DS No 2
  • 1×5 DS No 3
  • 1×5 Grampian Hills
  • 1×5 Grenadiers

Bell lyres

  • 1×7 Dam Busters
  • 1×7 Great Escape
  • 1×7 Scotland

The Mansion House playlist will consist of:

  • 2×3 Bugler
    1×7 Scotland
    2×3 Anchor Hymn
    1×5 DS No 1

For more information about the London Massed Bugle Band or any of the above events, please visit their website.