A NATIONAL drum corps show is making its way to Thurrock next month for the first time in 25 years.

Thurrock Marching Brass will play host to the Drum Corps UK show.

The event, which will be held at Aveley Football Club, in Mill Road, will welcome some of the UK’s and Europe’s most accomplished bands.

Thurrock Marching Brass chairman, Paul Morgan, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming to Thurrock such an incredible list of elite marching bands and drum corps.

“The contest will be thrilling to watch and to be a part of, but, even more than that, it has been more than 25 years since a spectacle of this nature has been seen in the great borough of Thurrock and I know this will set the stage for many more in the future.”

A world record attempt for the longest fanfare line using herald fanfare trumpets will also take place at the event, on Sunday, September 7.

The existing record was set in 2012 and stands at 91 players.

This attempt will consist of 128 players from across the country and from various musical backgrounds.

Mr Morgan added: “I would urge everyone to put September 7 into their diaries and come along to enjoy all that is good about marching music and see first-class performances by corps from across the UK.

“Add to all that the 2014 world record attempt for the longest fanfare line in history and this really is an event not to be missed.”

For more information, email info@thurrock marchingbrass.org or visit www.thurrockmarching brass.org