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"Tune up your tubas!"
— The band leader
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Edward's Brass Band
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

Phil Fehrle

Writer(s)

Robyn Charteris

Narrator

Michael Angelis
(UK)
Michael Brandon
(US)

Air date

October 10th,
2003 (UK)
October 18th,
2004 (AUS)
February 13th,
2004 (US)

Previous episode

The Old Bridge/
The Old Iron Bridge

Next episode

What's the Matter
with Henry?

Edward's Brass Band is the fifth episode of the seventh season.

Plot

Edward is excited to be taking the Sodor brass band to a concert, but the day before the concert he is knocked over by a ship's boiler at Brendam and has to be repaired. Bertie collects the brass band, but a storm from the night before has flooded a road and Bertie goes through a muddy field. Unfortunately, Bertie bogs down in the mud, but the leader of the band tells his players to tune their instruments and play. Edward hears the instruments and collects the band. Edward gets them to the concert on time and it is a great success.

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Locations

Trivia

  • Stock footage from Edward the Very Useful Engine is used, as is edited stock footage from Scaredy Engines and a deleted scene from The Old Bridge.
  • This episode may have been filmed alongside Gordon and Spencer, as Edward can be seen looking miserable in Wellsworth yards in the aforementioned episode.
  • The crane that was carrying the ship's boiler is Big Mickey from TUGS.
  • In the UK version, the alarm uses the Morse code SOS. In the US version, the alarm is just a simple musical ditty. The Japanese version includes additional music keys.
  • A picture of Edward being repaired shows his empty tender with wires inside.
  • In Japan, this episode is titled "Edward and Brass Band".
  • This episode is Edward's only speaking role in the seventh season.

Goofs

  • At the beginning, Gordon has Edward's whistle sound.
  • Before Edward gets hit by the ship's boiler, his eyes are wonky. Also, he has his shocked face long before the boiler hits him.
  • Why would the crane have a load so low and so near to the rails, especially when there are engines about?
  • Studio equipment is reflected in Bertie's back window in one shot of him going along the muddy road.
  • Nothing is said about Bertie after he gets stuck in the mud.
  • Some of the band members do not have mouths.
  • In real life, the boiler would have done more damage to Edward.
  • Since Edward landed in a pile of coal when knocked over, his driver and fireman should have been covered with coal dust when they were shown with the Fat Controller.
  • Because stock footage is used, the Scottish Castle appears in its old design.

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