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www.drybrookband.co.uk

'Located in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. We are a First Section contesting band and also perform at many concerts and events in and around the local area of Drybrook and Mitcheldean.'

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www.abbeybrass.com

‘Came into existence in 1977 when a group of parents got together to create a band for their youngsters to play with. Although at first lacking in material assets, enthusiasm and a determination to succeed saw them through the early difficulties, and interest in Abbey Brass quickly grew ... As a charity we provide education and training for young people and adults in the playing of brass instruments, to promote the appreciation and understanding of brass band music and to stimulate interest in the traditional art of brass band playing.  In addition to the Main Band, Abbey Brass is also formed of a Training Band, and several learner groups, with many children learning to play brass instruments and progressing through the different levels to become a fully-fledged brass player.’

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www.abergavennyboroughband.org.uk

'Has been in existence for over 100 years ... Provides musical entertainment to the public, organisations and for civic occasions. The Band prides itself on its commitment to education and has a junior section where young people under the age of 18yrs can be given tuition in the techniques of playing a brass instrument and be taught to read music. The senior band (from age 11yrs) has a long tradition of contesting which raises the standard of playing both for the band as a whole and for individual players.'

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www.abingdontownband.com

'Established before the turn of the 20th century. The Band is dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and performance of brass band music in Abingdon, the surrounding district and also in our twin towns across Europe. The Band is not sponsored and relies entirely on subscriptions, grants and fundraising to provide the finances necessary for its running.'

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www.avsb.co.uk

'Since its formation in an Alcester coffee house in 1897, the AVSB has retained close links with the town of Alcester regularly playing at town events, including the Court Leet parade, the Remembrance Concert and the annual Street Market. The band also performs regularly at bandstands around Warwickshire and Worcestershire. The band has a strong regular core membership, some newer, keen, young members, and is always on the look out for new recruits with enthusiasm and a brass instrument!'

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www.aldbourneband.org.uk

'Based in Aldbourne, originally formed in 1860 by the church organist. The Band's aim is to provide consistently high standards of music performances on both the concert and contest platform. The Band presents on average 14 concerts each year along with 4 contests which are essential in maintaining and testing the playing standards ...'

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www.alfordsilverband.co.uk

'The modern Alford Silver Band reformed in the 1960s and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Today, this popular band has over 60 playing members, including a large Training Section (predominantly youngsters but also with a number of adults who have decided to learn a brass instrument in their more mature years). Unlike some of the more “household-name” bands, we do not compete in brass band contests; nor are we a "marching band". Alford Silver Band is a straightforward concert band that enjoys making good music and entertaining people. The band has a wide ranging repertoire of music from the classics to pop, and everything in between. And more music is being added to the extensive library all the time.'

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www.almacbisleybrassband.co.uk

'We are a Concert band, and do not participate in contests. Our energies are centred on giving concerts at our "home" venue ... We give a number of concerts around the local area on behalf of various charities ... New players of any ability are welcome. Please come and visit us, you will be sure of a warm welcome!'

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altoftsandnormantonbrassband.moonfruit.co.uk

'Social, non-contesting band ... Founded in the 1880's by a small group of mine workers ... In 1998, the Band was granted the princely sum of £45,453 by the National Lottery for new instruments. Supplementary funds were also raised and new uniforms purchased ... Over the most recent years the band have performed for several charitable causes ...This is the band's contribution back to the community.'

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www.alvertonbrass.co.uk

'Draw from a vast pool of musical experience not only from the brass band world but from Military band, Dance band and Orchestra. This wealth of experience not only attributes to a quality sound but achieves the ability to play any form of music. We are a non-competing band who mainly concentrate on performing entertaining concerts raising money for charities either independently or joining forces with other bands, choirs etc.'

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amershamband.com

'The Band has roots going back to 1845. In recent years the band has made significant progress, growing steadily in membership and in the standard of playing ... The band has established an intermediate level band and a beginner group to extend opportunities to new and developing players: * Amersham Band – high quality with national recognition; * Amersham Community Brass – for developing players; * Brass Roots – group teaching for beginners and elementary level; * Amersham Brass Ensemble and Quintet – brass groups suitable for smaller events ... Membership across all the bands today exceeds 75 players. The main Amersham Band has released several CDs and has reached the National Finals on a number of occasions.'

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www.amesburyband.club

'Amesbury, and its nearby UN World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, has been confirmed as the longest continuous settlement in the United Kingdom. We can only trace our history back to the 1860s, but except for a brief hibernation in the mid 1960s, the band has been a regular provider of music at local community events held within our small, but historic, Wiltshire town. We are a non-contesting band. We play just for the enjoyment of playing brass band music at local events such as fetes, fairs, concerts and service dinners.'

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www.amingtonband.co.uk

'Amington Band have been in existence for nearly 100 years, rehearsing every week, entertaining the people of Tamworth and taking part in contests. As a band we take pride in this, and we're committed to keep the legacy going, the entertainment flowing and brass players blowing. Over the years the Band has been placed in all sections; from fourth to the championship section. Right now we're a 2nd section band but we aim high and constantly try to improve ...'

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www.ammanfordband.co.uk

'A friendly competing band based in South Wales ... Brass bands continue to have a loyal fan base in the UK and Wales is proud to produce some of the best bands in the world. To make sure that we continue to develop future players for the band, Ammanford work hard with the young players in the Junior Band.'

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www.applebyband.org.uk

'Our members range from 10 to 80+ ... and most play instruments belonging to the band. These were originally purchased by public subscription when the band was formed. We are regularly invited to perform at various events throughout the Eden Valley and any funds raised are used to maintain the instruments, buy new ones and add to our collection of music.'

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www.appledoreband.org.uk

'The Band provides services to the surrounding area playing for church services, parades, carnivals and ship launching! The band has even played for The Prince of Wales on no less than two occasions.'

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www.arnfieldbrass.co.uk

'The Band formed in 2001, starting from scratch. We worked hard to raise funds from jobs to start to purchase uniforms, stands, banners and music. When the band formed our aims were to entertain and have fun! We did this by playing a wide range of music - from old to new. We even introduced a few singers to the band! This has set us apart from traditional brass banding ... the Band have continued to grow and develop. We have become a well established community band playing at Broadbottom Rememberance Day parade, local carnivals and fundraising events, as well as concerts and the occasional contest.'

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www.arrowvalleybrass.co.uk

'Classic English brass band based in Inkberrow in the heart of the Worcestershire ... having moved there several years ago from our previous home in Alcester. Dedicated to the enjoyment of music, we have members of all ages from 9 to much much older.'

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www.ascotbrass.org.uk

'Formed in Ascot in 2001 when twelve brass-playing friends came together to play at a wedding. The ensemble continued to rehearse together and soon expanded to become a full size concert brass band that presents a number of high quality concerts per annum in the Thames Valley area.'

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www.ashbournetownband.co.uk

'We are always on the lookout for additional experienced and semi experienced players to join our friendly non-contesting band ... We also welcome players who are visiting the area to come and have a "blow" with us ... The band plays at many different functions including indoor/outdoor concerts, church services, parades, shows, garden parties, weddings and more.'

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ashoverband.com

'We are a non-competing band and encourage a relaxed, but professional, approach to our music making. The Band performs for a range of public and private events across Derbyshire throughout the year. We are always delighted to take on new engagements.'

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www.audleybrass.org

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www.aveleyandnewhamband.co.uk

'The Band regularly give concerts and also play at fetes, weddings and corporate events. It has a large range of musical styles and ensembles available from a full brass band to five or ten piece ensembles and individual soloists.'

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www.aylshamband.org.uk

'In 1928 a group of Salvation Army musicians from Aylsham got together, under the leadership of band Master Clifford King, to form the Aylsham Fellowship Band ... In 1939 the band was renamed the Aylsham Silver Band and was kept going by the tireless efforts of those not called up for service ... In recent years the band has concentrated on concert performances ... and continues to entertain audiences across the region, being a regular and much-loved feature at many local events'

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www.backworthcollieryband.org.uk

'A traditional yet progressive brass band ... The band and junior band rehearse twice a week and perform at concerts and contests in the North East and throughout the UK. The band and its members play many varied styles of music from traditional brass band music, dance and swing band, modern pop, classics and film music, as well as the best of modern original composition for the genre. The band and junior band are a brass band available for hire - from a full brass band to 12, 10 or 6-piece or a marching band.'

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www.bakewellband.co.uk

'Has been in existence ... since 1907 and it now enjoys the position of being Derbyshire's premier brass band. It has its roots in the community and combines the all important job of providing music for community and religious events in the town as well as hosting a number of its own concerts around the area. The band also enjoys contesting ... The band is self funding and is willing to take on musical engagements of all types ... Players on holiday in the Peak District are very welcome to attend rehearsals either to listen or play and with a little notice the band can loan out most instruments for visitors to use.'

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www.ballyduffsilverband.co.uk

'Ballyduff Silver began life as a flute band in 1894. This type of ensemble were the most popular in Northern Ireland during the late 1800’s early 1900’s. They competed in all the usual band competitions with some success until 1951 when the decision was taken to change to brass, as this was a cheaper option, rather than purchasing a new set of flutes!! ...'

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www.cheshirepoliceband.co.uk

'Formed in 1967. In our history, we have performed at many prestigious venues, including numerous civil occasions, and the honour of playing at Royal events. In common with most other bands, players perform entirely in their own free time, and are all proud to represent the Cheshire Constabulary. It's a common ( though understandable) misconception that the members of the band work within the Police Service. Whilst some do, most of our players come from all walks of life.'

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becontreebrassband.wixsite.com/becontreebrass

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www.bedfordbrass.com

‘Founded in 1988 ... A group of quality entertainment bands with musicians who enjoy playing. We do not enter competitions but will play a variety of concerts.’

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bedfordtownband.org.uk

'We have three bands within the band family - Town Band, Concert Brass and Progress Brass accommodating players of all abilities and in addition, we have a ten piece group, Decibels ... Do you or your children wish to learn a brass instrument? We run a Brass Academy - a tuition scheme where complete beginners can take up this life time hobby.'

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www.besses.co.uk

'One of the oldest and most famous brass bands in the world. We have been around since 1818 and have been wowing audiences all over the UK ever since - and a hundred years ago, the band undertook two world tours! A remarkable achievement ... Besses are committed to providing high quality, entertaining concerts for audiences local to us in north Manchester (and further afield), whilst maintaining our world-wide reputation and being true to the history and legacy of such an esteemed institution.'

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beulahbrass.org.uk

'A non-contesting Brass Band in North Wales. We support charities, perform community concerts, and play for church services.'

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www.beverleybrassband.co.uk

'We are a subscription based band and members of the band consist of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and ages. We are always happy to welcome new members, whether experienced players or relative beginners provided they have some experience. If the idea of being involved in a friendly band, where you can relax and enjoy playing a wide variety of music, interests you, whether you live locally or are just passing through please come along to the band room on rehearsal nights where you will be made very welcome. If you do not own your own instrument the band keeps a stock of instruments that can be used by members.'

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www.bilsdalesilverband.org.uk

'We are a very friendly, traditional, non-contesting brass band who play in most beautiful venues in North Yorkshire & Cleveland ... All players are welcome ... The Band is always looking to recruit new players: why not drop by one night? Membership is free and instruments, music and jackets are provided.'

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www.biltonsilver.co.uk

'We are a sociable bunch, rehearsing twice a week (Mon & Fri) and always welcome new members. We have a training band which meets once a week (Fridays), and we also offer lessons to beginners just starting out in our Mini-Brass group on Monday evenings.' Alert Website unavailable at Review; cf Facebook Page.

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www.birchingtonsilverband.co.uk

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bsband.org.uk

'We are a friendly, non-competing brass band based in Bishop’s Stortford ... Our ages currently range from teens to 70+ but we welcome players from age 8 upwards. We play for school and village fetes, the town’s Remembrance Sunday Service, private events and of course there is a lot of carolling at Christmas. We also put on concerts so that we can have the opportunity to showcase our music.'

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www.blackdykeband.co.uk

'The Black Dyke Band is part of our National Heritage and during its long history has achieved an enviable reputation; with National as well as International fame. For almost 140 years Black Dyke was owned and financially supported by the textile company John Foster & Son plc of Queensbury. In 1996 the association with the Mill ceased when the Band became a registered charity; in recognition of this fact "MILLS" was dropped from the official name.'

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blewburybrassband.org

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www.blidworthwelfareband.co.uk

‘Has established itself over the years to be an extremely successful contesting and concert band performing all over the country. Since ... 2009 the Band, in National Competitions, has been placed in the top 6 no less than 22 times. In that time the band has also progressed from 2nd section and from 1st January 2017 are promoted to the “Championship Section” and will be playing in competitions against some of the top brass bands in the country such as The Black Dyke Band, Brighouse & Rastrick Band, Fodens Band, Carlton Main Frickley, Thoresby Colliery and Newstead Welfare to name but a few ...’

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bodmintownband.wixsite.com/bodmin-town-band

Formed in 1927: 'Recent years have perhaps seen challenging times for the brass band movement, and Bodmin has had more than its fair share of struggles in concentrating the attentions of players. This downturn pales into insignificance, however, when news broke to the banding world of a raging fire that tore through the Band’s rehearsal rooms in December 2009. Arsonists completely destroyed the bandroom, including its entire set of instruments, percussion, uniforms and historic music library. Yet the tragedy of fire has in fact galvanised support from local bandsmen desperate to ensure that the town of Bodmin does not go without a band it can call its own for long. And so from the ashes of the fire and within earshot of the remains of its bandroom, Narissa Hall, 2010 saw Bodmin Town Band began the process of rebuilding a band for which the town will be proud for another 93 years to come!'

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www.bollingtonbrass.com

'A friendly, enthusiastic band based near Macclesfield, Cheshire. We currently compete in the North West First Section and enjoy a busy schedule of concerts and contests throughout the year.'

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boobsandbrass.com

'Boobs & Brass was formed in May 2006 & is based in Northamptonshire, England ... All the people involved with “Boobs & Brass” love music and brass bands. Undoubtedly, the greatest single contribution that each player, conductor, soloist, arranger and supporter makes is that they do it all at their own personal expense, driven by one common aim – to raise money for researching a cure for breast cancer ...'

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www.brackleyband.org.uk

'Formed in the mid 1970s when a group of young musicians finished their time at school, but still wanted to enjoy playing in a Brass Band. Soon after this our Junior Band was also started. For over 30 years it has been based in the Band Club in the centre of Brackley. Some players still remain from the early days. The Band has contested at all levels over the years, competing against some of the top bands in the country ... Majors and Minors was formed in 2014 with the aim to provide a group for young brass musicians, run by the members for the members in an atmosphere where they can develop and above all, have fun making music!'

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bsiband.weebly.com

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bretfortonsilverband.co.uk

'"Bret" Band are the only surviving village band in Worcestershire. The earliest mention in public records which the band has found, is one in September of 1895 where reference is made in the Evesham Journal to an event to raise funds for the newly-formed band. Further research has revealed that the band was formed sometime between the autumn of 1894 and the summer of 1895. The band evolved from a Band of Hope based on a chapel in the village and when first formed it was known as the Bretforton Temperance Band (there’s no answer to that!) Some years ago the band was fortunate enough to purchase this chapel and now it is here that they meet to practice ...'

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www.brighouseandrastrick.com

'Regarded by many as the best and most consistent "public subscription band" in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by "Briggus" whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur. The Band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire, England.'

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brixhamtownband.org.uk

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www.broxburnandlivingstonband.co.uk

'Aim to contribute to the local society of West Lothian and also the wider brass band community. We give a number of concerts throughout the year including community events in Broxburn and Livingston and concerts in the wider Lothian region, and further afield.'

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www.btmbrassband.com

‘One of the most famous names in Welsh banding of the last 40 years. The initials "BTM" stand for "Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen", three small mining villages in the South Wales valleys, and the BTM bandroom is located in the largest of these three villages: Bedwas ... As well as a busy contest schedule, the BTM Band undertakes a wide range of community-based performances such as hosting concerts at "The BTM Centre of Excellence", their own state-of-the-art facility ...'

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www.burbageband.co.uk

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www.burnleyalliancesilverband.com

'During World War Two, brass bands in the Burnley area lacked support. But with the help of Colonel Parkinson with instruments and musicians from local bands, they formed the Burnley Home Guard Band. The Band continued after the war, and because the band was formed from an alliance of many bands, in 1951 its name was changed to the Burnley Alliance Silver Band.  The Band is totally self supporting, and presently has 25 regular players ... The band is happy to welcome new players & take bookings.'

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www.burryporttownband.co.uk

'Sadly, just before the outbreak of the Second World War the band’s fortunes took a turn for the worse and it disbanded. Gone but not forgotten, decades later in 1972 a group of local enthusiasts held a meeting with the aim of re-establishing the band. Old instruments and a library of music were discovered, and these, together with some new purchases, a place to rehearse and a keen group of volunteers, sowed the seeds of the band’s renaissance ...' Alert Website not accessible at Review; cf Facebook Page.

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www.burtlesilverband.co.uk

'We are a friendly and family oriented Brass Band, our players are drawn from Burtle and the wider Somerset area ranging from Watchet to Yeovil. Players of any age, background and ability are always welcome to join. Contesting does not feature in the band's calendar, the main intention being to serve the community.'

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www.camborneband.com

'Cornwall's most famous and successful brass band ... The Camborne Town Band has been competing in contests since the late 1800s and is unsurpassed by any other in Cornwall ... The band is in demand for concerts, both in Cornwall and throughout the UK, and is committed to ensuring musical excellence and quality entertainment in the field of brass music, with a traditional and unique style. Repertoire includes the full spectrum, from light popular music, through operatic, film and light orchestral works, to original brass band music, all performed by quality soloists and supported by a collection of fine musicians.'

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www.campbeltownbrass.co.uk

Formed in 1983: 'The past few years have seen Campbeltown Brass grow and develop into a three-tier organisation with a beginner, a junior and a senior (Contest) band. Many of the members of the Junior Band are also part of the Contest Band. Despite the average age of the contest band being so young Campbeltown Brass has always managed to compete successfully across Scotland, and the associated junior bands have consistently won their sections in the Scottish Youth Championships. Campbeltown Brass is one of the furthest travelled bands in Scotland. Every contest requires a minimum of a 300 mile round trip and frequently an overnight stay is required!' [National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain]

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carltonbrass.co.uk

'A community brass band based in the Nottingham suburb of Carlton. We are part of the Carlton Band Organisation which also encompasses the Carlton Brass Training Band:: Our purpose is to provide music making opportunities for local people of all ages (our current membership boasts both primary school children and pensioners). We have a busy schedule throughout the year, where we provide entertainment at various public events such as evening concerts, galas and fetes.'

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www.chardconcertbrass.co.uk

'Continues the brass band tradition that has been a part of Chard since the early 1800s. Although the Band has taken part in contests throughout its history, it does not contest at present, focusing on concerts and other events. Although an independant organisation it is very much a community band, with its membership living in the immediate locality.'

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www.chilternhillsbrass.co.uk

'Chiltern Hills Brass Band came into existance in December 2012, some two years after Denham Hendon Band moved to High Wycombe. It was decided to change the name to suit the area in which we are based, and community we serve.'

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www.cityoflincolnband.org.uk

'We are a friendly brass band made up of musicians of all ages and abilities who enjoy playing all over Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. The band is well known for their entertaining concerts comprising of music from marches to the modern repertoire. So if you are an experienced player or would like to learn, the band will give you a very warm welcome.'

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www.clackmannanbrass.co.uk

'Formed in October 1991 as a result of the amalgamation of the Alva Town and Alloa Burgh bands. Both bands were short of players and close to extinction until talks between their respective committees resulted in their merger. During its short history the band has had a remarkable contesting success, representing Scotland at the National Championships on no fewer than 3 occasions ... The band are available for concert work and gala days or can provide small groups for fanfares, church services or weddings ... We also have an Ensemble which meets once a week ... The Ensemble will be of particular interest to anyone wishing to learn a brass instrument. The Ensemble has its own concert schedule and will occasionally co-host events with the Senior Band. All are welcome.’

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www.co-opbandnorthwest.co.uk

'We are a Championship Section Brass Band based in Crewe, Cheshire, sponsored by Co-op Funeralcare. All our musicians are volunteers. Our musical repertoire is extensive, ranging from the highly technical through popular and modern classics, film and TV music to sublimely traditional and lyrical pieces. We have superb soloists and fabulous music to suit all tastes, and tailor our musical programmes for every occasion and audience.'

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www.coldashbrass.org.uk

'We are a friendly 3rd section brass band, with a varied concert and contest schedule ... We also have a community band ... This is aimed at both the young and older generation and is a foundation into ensemble playing. Finally we have a quintet and a 10 piece brass ensemble that are available for smaller functions.'

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www.comberbrass.co.uk

'Comber Brass - the name for Comber Silver Band and our junior band - the Laureldale Brass Ensemble. Based in the town of Comber in County Down, located at the northwest corner of Strangford Lough, there has been a Comber band for over 110 years. With many band members coming from the Comber area, the band is proud to be at the heart of the community and performs at many engagements to strengthen this relationship.'

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www.corbysilverband.com

'One of the oldest bands in the local area. Although the majority of our players come from Corby, we have players from Kettering, Rushden and other surrounding towns and villages in Northamptonshire and beyond. Our players are hard working and committed and this shows in the many indoor and outdoor concerts we perform each year. We also constantly strive to improve our playing ability by participating in contests.'

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coryband.com

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www.creditontownband.org.uk

'We are a non-contesting brass band who concentrate on playing concerts and engagements throughout the year. We are a mixture of local people of all ages and playing abilities who enjoy playing music together. New players of all ages are always welcome or even people visiting the area and would like to come along on our rehearsal night for a "blow" ...'

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www.crwbinsilverband.com

'Traditional brass band ... We compete nationally and locally in the 2nd Section and have a very busy schedule providing music for various events including concerts, functions and carnivals.’

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www.dmbrass.co.uk

'Founded in 1989 by the amalgamation of Dalkeith Burgh Silver Band and Monktonhall Colliery Silver Band following the closure of both pits. New brass and percussion players are always welcome. We are a friendly but hard working and ambitious band and have a busy concert and contest schedule. We play an integral part of the East Lothian and Midlothian communities.'

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www.daventrybrass.co.uk

'We are a friendly, welcoming band who enjoys making music and involving our audiences in our performances. New and returning players are always welcome and if you would like more information about joining us, please feel free to contact us. The band is very active throughout the year, attending and supporting local contests, as well as the annual Regional Contests, and is available to play at a wide range of events, including local fetes, parties and major concerts.'

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www.desfordcollieryband.co.uk

‘Considered one of the finest exponents of the brass medium. Its wide range of styles and flexibility of performance has bought it world-wide fame. This British Band comprises of twenty-five brass musicians with percussion and performs a repertoire spanning Baroque to Jazz, its soloists some of the finest you will hear.'

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www.dodingtonparishband.co.uk

'The Band was formed in 1996, the idea being to create a Band for the benefit of the local community. It aimed to enhance and widen the scope of musical opportunities, especially for younger players, within the Parish of Dodington but also throughout the Dodington, Yate & Chipping Sodbury areas ... We are non-competing Band, and have no plans to compete. We do take part in a wide range of musical engagements throughout the year such as local fetes, garden parties or specific concerts that we arrange ourselves, where we play a varied programme of music.'

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www.driffieldband.com

‘Entertaining the community since 1837 ... We have a versatile group of musicians of all ages who have a progressive attitude towards our music. Our aim is to provide a professional, friendly & welcoming approach to music and encourage full participation from all throughout our performances.'

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www.ddband.co.uk

'Formed on the 4th March 1869. It is felt that the Band originally was formed as a works band at a time when the iron furnaces at Waterside were in full production. The band has always been self supporting. Through fundraising, local authority grants and the band's patronage scheme, the high standards of Dunaskin Doon Band are maintained and its future ensured. Dunaskin Doon Band has played at many venues over the years ...'

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www.dunstonsilverband.co.uk

'We perform regularly at concerts across the North East, including community events such as Dunston Carnival, Ponteland Beer Festival, Newcastle Pride and Durham Miners’ Gala ... We have a varied programme, ranging from traditional brass band arrangements to modern pop and film tunes, to classical orchestral arrangements. We are very versatile, playing at events including marches, park bandstand entertainment, evening concerts, weddings, and heritage and community events. We can also perform as a quintet or small band if requested.'

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www.durhamminersband.co.uk

'Formed in September 2009 by the amalgamation of Broughtons Brass Band and Hetton Silver Band. The name reflects the longstanding association that Broughtons Brass Band has with the Durham Miners’ Association and previously the Durham Area National Union of Mineworkers. The band performs annually on behalf of the Durham Miners’ Association at the Durham Miners’ Gala and the Thomas Hepburn Memorial Service.'

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www.ebbwvalleybrass.co.uk

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www.ellesboroughsilverband.co.uk

'We enjoy serving our local community by playing at summer fetes, parades and horticultural shows as well as more formal occasions such as the D-Day and Remembrance services. We have a varied repertoire including marches, hymns, TV/film music and popular classics.'

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www.ep-concertbrass.co.uk

'A traditional brass band which strives to provide quality entertainment for the general public by playing concert music rather than entering contests.'

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www.faireyband.com

'Founded in 1937 by a group of employees at the Fairey Aviation Works in Stockport, the Band achieved many musical successes under the brilliant direction of Harry Mortimer, their Musical Director for over thirty years. Since those early days, the Band has been 16 times British Open Champions and National Champions of Great Britain on 9 occasions. Winners of the BBC "Best of Brass" and Granada "Band of the Year" titles add further touches of distinction to this famous Band.'

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www.fakenhamtownband.com

'Formed in 1881 by 6 men in a pub, Fakenham Town Band has survived many ups and downs including 2 world wars. Nevertheless, sheer determination and commitment by members over the years have ensured that the band not only survives, but reaches high levels of musical performance for the enjoyment of audiences and players alike. Fakenham Town Band is very popular, often giving up to 40 performances per year ranging from garden fetes through to concerts. Most events are in North Norfolk and the surrounding area.'

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ferryhilltownband.org.uk

'Formed by the miners of the Mainsforth Colliery in 1909 and named the Mainsforth Colliery Brass Band. In the early years the miners contributed 1/2d per week to support the band. Part of their contribution also went towards supporting the cricket team, bowls team and many more activities that were associated with the colliery at that time. The importance of the colliery and its mineworkers in the community can never be underestimated: without their support so many organisations and activities would never have existed. Although the Band has changed names in its one hundred year history, its roots in the Ferryhill community have never changed.'

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www.fodensband.co.uk

'The repertoire includes the full spectrum from light popular music both old and new through operatic, film and light orchestral works to the serious original brass band music performed by outstanding soloists and supported by an enviable collection of fine musicians. The aim of the band is to consistently provide music of the highest quality at a cost which reflects outstanding value for money. The benefits for concert promoters are the guarantee that the reputation and stature maintained will always command audiences which fill concert venues. The top British brass bands are renowned throughout the world for the standard and quality of their concert performances and the Foden's Band are no exception.'

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www.gisb.co.uk

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www.gosport-solent-brass.org

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www.gybrass.org.uk

Formed originally in 1973 at the East Anglian School 'to give the partially sighted pupils of the school the opportunity to learn how to read music and play brass instruments within a group. At that time it was not easy to convince the leading lights within the school that their scheme would be worthwhile and plausible due to the wide spectrum of eyesight disabilities within each child ... The school’s closure in 1985 led to a few uncertain years as quite a few of the players were boarders at the school so subsequently had to leave the band to return to their homes all across the country ... In 1998 the band was fortunate enough to secure Lottery Funding which enabled a whole set of new instruments to be purchased ... The old instruments were passed over to local youngsters and the GYB Youth Band came into existence. Both bands have gone from strength to strength and through dedication, commitment and persistence of individuals and players'.

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www.greenfieldbrassband.co.uk

'The infamous Whit Friday contest is quite literally on our doorstep and we have had notable success in all sorts of competitions over the years. We have a large concert repertoire for any occasion including: weddings, garden parties and as a marching band for processions etc. We also promote our own seasonal concerts throughout the year which are proving increasingly popular. As a sideline a group of players from the main band also perform in an all singing, all dancing bavarian outfit available to hire.'

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www.grimethorpeband.com

'Formed in 1917, during the First World War, Grimethorpe Colliery Band is a British institution. National and British Open Champions on numerous occasions, the band’s contest successes remain legendary ... Grimethorpe's diverse noted concert performances include those at the FIFA World Cup, BAFTA Awards, BBC Proms, Eurovision and London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony ... In addition to continuing to delight audiences across the globe, Grimethorpe also continues to invest in and support its local community in Grimethorpe, Barnsley and South Yorkshire, particularly through its youth music initiatives and community performances, both locally and on a national scale.'

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www.harlowbrassband.co.uk

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hartlandtownband.org

'Formed in the early 1890s. During the Second World War the Band disbanded due to members being called for active service and becoming part of the Home Guards. The reformation of Hartland Town Band as we know it today was in early 1960 ... The Band can be heard, twice weekly, rehearsing in the St. Johns Arts and Music Centre, as well as at various events and concerts throughout the year. Encouraging the "future generations" to carry forward the brass band tradition in the village is important to the Band: there is a small Training Band who meet weekly and we are always willing to welcome new members.'

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www.hatfieldband.co.uk

'Yorkshire Championship Section Brass Band based in Doncster'

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www.hawicksaxhornband.com

'The name "Saxhorn Band" the only one now remaining in Scotland, comes from the name of a brass instrument invented by one, Adolphe Sax and described as "a valve instrument of the bugle type, played with a cup mouthpiece" ...  Our Band was formed in 1855 ... We are part of a tradition of music making dating back to 1809 when the first civilian brass band was formed ... Whether you are a brass beginner or an experienced player you'll find a warm welcome.'

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www.hawkgreenband.co.uk

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www.hhcb.org.uk

'Formed in January 1998, Haywards Heath Concert Brass provides an opportunity for people of all ages to play brass instruments within an accomplished brass band. We re-named in 2012 to Haywards Heath Concert Band to reflect the joining of both our Brass and Swing bands and our new and more diverse approach to music,'

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www.hebdenbridgeband.org.uk

'It is not absolutely clear when Hebden Bridge Brass Band was founded but in 1978 they held their Centenary celebration. For many years it was believed that 1878 was the founding year, but an appeal to the local community for any information on the band’s history a few years ago revealed that the band was in existence around 1850 ... In the early days of brass banding, members were made up from the workforce of the local mills who sponsored them and they, the mill owners, in return got relatively cheap advertising for the mill and products, particularly if the bands performed well and won prizes and recognition at local and national contests ...'

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www.hemelhempsteadband.com

‘The full brass band of 25 players regularly performs at a variety of public and private functions such as: carnivals, fetes, park bandstands, church events, sports meetings, weddings, shopping centres, Remembrance Day parades, and its own concerts, mostly within easy reach of the Dacorum district of Hertfordshire.‘

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www.hitchinband.co.uk

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www.horshamboroughband.co.uk

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www.hougtonbrass.com

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