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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.

Ellesborough Silver Band

The band was first formed in 1896 and was led by Ellesborough man George Birch. The band was only disbanded during the two world wars.

During Neville Chamberlain's reign as Prime Minister, the band was invited to Chequers to play Christmas Carols. In 1992, the band played in front of Prince Charles and Princess Margaret at the Guttmann Centre in Aylesbury.

The band has undertaken tours to Germany and France, and had a string of successes in the early 1990s when we won several awards, including getting to the National Brass Band Finals at the Albert Hall twice.