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This page is part of an archive of historical details from existing or defunct brass band websites. This is being maintained to provide a record of this information in the event of a band folding, its website disappearing or other loss of the historical record. Where possible, and appropriate, the information cached will be updated from time to time - and any corrections or updates are welcome.

Carrbrook Brass

The band was formed in 1975 and was originally known as Micklehurst Brass Band. One of the original members was a gentleman named Geoffrey Ashton. Mr Ashton provided the finances to set the band up and the group of musicians met at the Micklehurst Liberal Club known locally as 'The Drum'.

The first conductor was Jim Farnsworth who also taught the beginners in the junior band. New purple uniforms were purchased and the band consisted mainly of learners and children of the adult members.

Over the next few years the band moved from All Saints school hall in Micklehurst to the Carrbrook Institute. At this time the band was taking part in more events around Carrbrook village and decided to change their name to Carrbrook Brass. During extentive building work at the institute a new home for the band was sought.

The band eventually moved in to the Church Inn in Millbrook where the landlord and landlady were ex-members of the Halle Orchestra. The band enjoyed many years at the Church Inn until the pub was refurbished in September 2005. Fortunately the next and current base for the band was found just next door at St Raphaels Parish Hall.

The band has been privileged to take part in many prestigious events since its formation. These include being a part of the closing ceremony at the 2002 Commonwealth Games held in Manchester.