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Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band

Kirkby Lonsdale Bands is on of the oldest bands in the country. Our earliest record is from 1821 when the band played for the coronation celebrations of King George IV They led the procession for the coronation celebrations of Queen Victoria in 1836 and escorted Queen Adelaide, widow of William IV into the town on her visit in 1840. In 1936 they played for the then Prince of Wales on his visit to Kirkby Lonsdale and on the occasion of Prince Charles's visit in 1993.

The band is very active in the town and plays for Good Friday service, St George's Day, Remembrance Day, Victorian Weekend concerts, , weddings, local galas and is also active in contests, being North of England Champions 4th Section in 1995 and runners-up in 2002, 3rd in 2007, and 22nd in 2008, qualifying again for the Finals. In March 2009 they won the North of England Championship again

Since 1988 the band has organised an open air contest in the Market Square which attracts bands from across the north of England.

The band has made visits to Belgium and to Sweden and has hosted bands from these countries too.

The band is self supporting. Funds are raised form engagements, fund raising events and from our Patrons Fund. The band appreciates the excellent support from Patrons, townspeople and local businesses.