Sounds Of Brass


Rob Tompkins

News Presenter

Rob Tompkins MD of Abbey Brass presents our weekly news updates from the World of Brass Bands, Plus Events, vacancies! Send your news to us to get featured

Rob has been principal conductor of Abbey Brass (Abingdon) since 2011 and has been a playing member of Abbey Brass Band since 1977. During his 40 years Rob has played Baritone, Trombone and Tuba, and during his 10 years conducting the training band he has also played most instruments in the room.

Since Rob took over the Baton he has played Tuba (EEb and BBb) for a number of local brass bands, City of Oxford, Cold Ash Brass and is now with Wantage Concert Brass.

Always keen to see the Brass Band movement flourish and attract new audiences, Rob recently organised a national Brass Band Festival called BrassFestUK. In July 2017 120 brass bands across the country played to the public and in 2018 this number increased to 200 bands. Rob is now organising the BrassFestUK 2019 and there is also a competition to compose the festival piece and an entertainment contest - to keep up with the festival visit

Chris Johnston

Presenter & Producer

Very experienced Brass Musician!

Semi retired Euphonium player and Musical Director. Bringing you the Best Of Brass Band Music!

Set up Sounds Of Brass in 2017 to help promote Brass Bands to a Global audience!

New Feature !!!

Interview your MD / Player  and get it out to the world on our shows.


Instructions / guidelines for new feature on our live shows.

1. The interview should be made available in MP3 format, no longer than 5 minutes in duration.

2. Commence your interview with this introduction.

“ (your name) meet our (Conductor /player) for Sounds of Brass.

3. Commence your interview and ensure you also mention your Brass Band including the Band’s web site and a contact email if possible during the interview.

4. At the end of the Interview please close the interview with the following.

“(your name) meet our (Conductor / player ) for Sounds Of Brass.

5. email the completed MP3 file to

Enter the subject title Meet our !

That’s it!

Thank you


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