The Euphonium Collective

Welcome to the Euphonium Collective pages of Charley Brighton.

Willson Euphonium Artist, Brass Teacher & Instrument Service Technician

"If you love some instrument, if you like the sound of it, it's like no other sound. It's really yours. It comes from deep within, and it's something you can always connect with inside.
How good can that be? Your music, your sound-it's your friend for life. You can express how you feel, send your self into the larger world.
You will always have that voice. That's a pretty powerful thing."
Yo-Yo-Ma, Cellist.

"Charley Brighton’s wonderful collection of euphoniums both old and new provided an equally fascinating counterpoint presentation.
The amazing array of weird and wonderful designs from Victorian five valve leviathans to micro sized marching instruments showed that in reality there is nothing new under the sun.
The somewhat Heath Robinson approach of early inventors and instrument manufacturers to try and sort out tuning
and intonation problems bordered between the occasionally brilliant and the more predictable bonkers".
4 Barsrest

Site launched 2001

September 2023

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  • Brass tuition & instrument servicing now available. Many used/reconditioned instruments for sale in 2021 Email for details.

    Concert/Brass Band, Ensemble
    & Solo Performance Dates for 2023;

    A New Recital Series!

    October 7th. 2023
    Staines Salvation Army, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, Middlesex. TW15 3JY

    12 noon, admission free, retiring collection, refreshments served afterwards

    Charley Brighton (Euphonium) with James Alcroft, Tuba.
    Gareth Green (piano)


    The Euphonium Music of
    Terry Treherne

    Euphonium Solo

    Past Euphonium Recitals
    listings & reviews

    The History of
    The Hanwell Band

    The B.B.C.
    Elstree Concert Band
    Gallery Index
    6 valve euphoniums!

    Listen to our collection of
    vintage instruments
    The best links
    & contacts.
    Ebony, Ivory & Brass
    A Classical Trio.

    A Personal History
    Life with the Euphonium

    Euphonium Recitals at

    Staines Salvation Army


    St. Hilda's Church

    Low Brass Quartet

    On November 3rd. 2004, I signed a contract with Willi Kurath, Director of Willson Band Instruments in Flums, Switzerland,
    to promote their Euphoniums.

    Euphoniums Wanted !

    I am interested in purchasing old euphoniums,
    particularly Highams, Gisborne and other lesser known brands.
    Preferably in playing condition, but not essential.

    Email us here