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Burnley Alliance Silver Band

During the war, brass bands in the Burnley area lacked support, but with the help of Colonel Parkinson, with instruments and musicians from the 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 the name was changed to the Alliance Silver Band.

The band as it is today is self supporting and has about 25 permanent players. Burnley Alliance also has a thriving junior section comprising of 30-40 players, from ages 6-16 years, under the leadership of Mr Colin Mason.