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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.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

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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.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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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

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www.amingtonband.co.uk

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www.ammanfordband.co.uk

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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

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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

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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

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www.cheshirepoliceband.co.uk

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becontreebrassband.wixsite.com/becontreebrass

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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

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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

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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

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blewburybrassband.org

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www.blidworthwelfareband.co.uk

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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

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brixhamtownband.org.uk

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www.btmbrassband.com

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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

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www.burtlesilverband.co.uk

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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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carltonbrass.co.uk

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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.cityoflincolnband.org.uk

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www.clackmannanbrass.co.uk

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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.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

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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.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.desfordcollieryband.co.uk

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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

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www.ddband.co.uk

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www.dunstonsilverband.co.uk

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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

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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

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ferryhilltownband.org.uk

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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.harlowbrassband.co.uk

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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

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www.hebdenbridgeband.org.uk

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www.hemelhempsteadband.com

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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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www.ilkestonbrass.org.uk

'Derbyshire’s friendliest brass band ... Ilkeston Brass has a long standing history dating back to the 1930s, when it was known as “The Stanton Ironworks Band”. Today, as Ilkeston Brass, we are kindly sponsored by Ron Brooks Toyota  ... We are proud to be a competitive 4th Section Band, based in the East Midlands Area.'

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www.theisb.com

'The International Staff Band, or ISB as it is now known still has around twenty percent of its members working for the Salvation Army, with the remaining members employed in a variety of occupations and professions. All are active members of their own particular local Salvation Army corps (Church), with membership spread as far afield as Leeds, Norwich, Bristol, London [and many centres in between]. Many of the band's members are also musical leaders in their local corps (Church) and membership of the ISB is undertaken in addition to their local church commitments ...'

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www.jaguarlandroverband.com

'A championship brass band that has entertainment at the top of its agenda. Based in Coventry, this famous brass band features thirty of the finest brass and percussion players from across the midlands region. The band is in great demand for concerts across the UK and has conducting numerous tours throughout Europe and the USA. The bands extensive repertoire stretches a wide spectrum of musical styles often reflected in the bands concert work which includes music from the classics, big-band, shows and traditional repertoires.'

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www.jedforestinstrumentalband.org.uk

'Instituted in1854, the JIB is one of the UKs oldest continuously running Bands. We are now one of the most progressive Brass Band organisations in the United Kingdom ... As many as sixty players are involved in the band organisation, ranging in age from 7 to 65. We have two brass bands - a senior band and a "junior" band, which perform regularly throughout the year, at concerts, local festivals, church services, and band contests.'

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ketteringtownsilverband.co.uk

'Established 1871. Kettering Town Silver Band was originally known as "Stanley's Band" and was made up from workmen at Harry Stanley's Boot and Shoe factory in Albert Street Kettering ... We hope that you can support us and come along to the public events that we attend throughout the year. We are always looking for more concerts that we could play at ...'

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www.kilmarnockconcertbrass.co.uk

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www.cleethorpesband.com

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kssb.org.uk

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kcb.orpheusweb.co.uk

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www.knottingleysilverband.com

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lanchesterbrass.webs.com

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www.launcestontownband.org.uk

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www.liskeardsilverband.com

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