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

David Mitton


Phil Fehrle


Robyn Charteris


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

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

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.


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.




  • Extended 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.
  • The crane that was carrying the ship's boiler is Big Mickey from TUGS.
  • In the UK version, the alarm uses the SOS signal in Morse Code. 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.
  • This episode is Edward's only speaking role in the seventh season.


  • 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.
  • Studio equipment is reflected in Bertie's back window in one shot of him going along the muddy road.
  • Some of the band members do not have mouths.


In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エドワードとブラスバンド Edward and the Brass Band
Danish Edwards hornorkester Edward's Brass Band
Italian La Banda di Edward Edward's Band
Welsh Band Pres Edward Edward Brass Band



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