Brass Bands Genealogy 
Bands Directory   |   Events   |   Products & Services   |   People   |   Organisations   |   Reference   |   About IBEW   |   Contact

Over the years many bands have had various alter egos as they have changed name and merged, split or disbanded for various reasons. This page serves to record information about those changes for current brass bands in outline and to provide some element of a genealogical or family tree view of brass bands of today.

The dates indicated are when the bands were formed. In some cases, where there was an earlier band prior to conversion to an all-brass band, the date of the conversion is used. Any further details, corrections or suggestions of "family tree" relationships between bands and their names will be most welcome.

See also Extinct Brass Bands for information on bands which are no more.
See also Brass Band Ancestors for those seeking information on people and bands
See also Vintage Brass Band Pictures for images of early brass bands
See also Vintage People Pictures for images of early bandsmen (largely unnamed)

Please send any additions, corrections, comments or material to

Page 1 (A-F) Page 2 (G-R) Page 3 (S-Z)

NameDateFormer namesNotes
Gadsden Band1910  
Galashiels Town Band1834  
Garforth Brass2005Garforth Community Brass Band 
Garforth Jubilee Brass1977  
Garvey Silver Band1993 Formed by the merger of Lisburn Silver Band and Lurganure Silver Band
Gawler Town Band  [Australia]
Gawthorpe Brass '851985  
Geelong West Brass Band1911Geelong West Municipal Band[Australia]
Georgia Brass Band1999 [USA]
Geraldton City Band  [Australia]
Geraldton City Band  [Australia]
Giggleswick and Settle Brass Band1952 Formed by the amalgamation of Giggleswick Brass Band and Settle Brass Band
Gillingham Band1928Gillingham Imperial Silver Band 
Gisborne Civic  [New Zealand]
Gislingham Silver Band1885  
Glenelg Band1885 [Australia]
Glenorchy City Concert Brass1945Returned Services Memorial Band, Hobart Concert Brass, 7HO Hobart Concert Brass (to 1983)[Australia]
Glossop Old Band 1830 Merger of Glossop Original Band and Whitfield Rifle Volunteers Band in 1830
Gloucester Excelsior Band1956Gloucester British Legion Band, Glevum Brass 
Gloucestershire Constabulary Band 1990  
Glynneath and District Silver Band1888Curtis & Harvey Brass Band 
Godalming Band1937Godalming and Borough Band, Godalming & District Silver Band 
Golcar Band1979Golcar Youth Band 
Gold Coast City Brass Bandc1900 [Australia]
Goldfields Brass Band1963Boulder Primary School Brass Band, Boulder Council Youth Band[Australia]
Goldfields Brass Band  [Australia]
Goodwick Brass Band1987  
Gosford City Brass Band  [Australia]
Gosport Solent Brass2011 Formed by the merger of Gosport Silver Band and Solent Concert Band
Goyt Valley Brass Band   
Graignamanagh Brass Band1828 [Eire]
Grange Moor Brass Band1854 Originally formed as a brass and wind band in 1854 as the pit band for the Shuttle Eye Colliery, which eventually closed in 1976.
Granite City Brass1997UDI Aberdeen City Band (1997-2003)Formed in 1997 from the merger of UDI Brass and Aberdeen City Band
Grays Town Band1888Sons of Temperance Band, Grays and District Temperance Band (1905-1906), Grays Temperance Band (1906-1950), Thurrock Silver Band, Grays Temperance Band (to 1987) 
Great Horwood Silver Band1887  
Great Western Youth Band2006  
Great Yarmouth Brass 1973East Anglian School Band 
Greenalls Brass Band1964Haydock and Ashton Youth Band, later re-named Haydock and Ashton Band (to 1975). Greenall's Champion Band (to 1997), Greenalls Brewery BandIn 2000 Greenall's company was sold but the band still retains the name of its sponsor of 25 years
Greenfield Band1987  
Greenhall Brass Band   
Greenwich Brass Band1998Trinity College Students' Union Brass Band 
Gresley Colliery Band1857Gresley Band, Gresley Silver Prize Band, Gresley Ambulance Band, Church Gresley Colliery Band (1941), South Derbyshire Miners' Welfare Band (1968 to 1980s), Gresley Old Hall Brass Band (to 2006) 
Gretton Silver Band 1877Gretton Jubilee Brass Band 
Greymouth Municipal  [New Zealand]
Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band1917Grimethorpe Colliery Institute Band (until ?), Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band (1995-2002)  
Grimsdyke Brass1979Grimsdyke Brass (Harrow), Littlewoods Grimsdyke BrassFormed from the brass bands of Whitmore School and Park High School in Harrow
GT Group Peterlee Band1974Peterlee Town Band (to 1993) 
Guernsey Concert Brass1966  
Guiseley Brass Band1870s  
Gunnedah Shire Band  [Australia]
Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen Band1967 Three previous incarnations of the band had existed in the past
Gweek Silver Band1926  
Gwernaffield Silver Band1971  
Gwynedd and Mon Brass Bandc2000Gwynedd & Mon County Youth Band 
Habberley Brass Band   
Haddenham Silver Band  A Haddenham Silver Band existed in 1905
Hade Edge Band1908(Hade Edge Silver Prize Band at one time)Following demise of Old Moss Band a few years earlier
Hadstock Silver Bandc1900  
Hahndorf Town Band1926 [Australia]
Hahndorf Town Band1926 [Australia]
Halesowen Band1987  
Halifax Brass Band2005  
Hall Royd Band1945Hall Royd Music Makers, Hall Royd Methodist Band 
Hall Village Brass Band1984 [Australia]
Hamilton Auxiliary Brass  [New Zealand]
Hamilton Brass1873Hamilton Fire Brigade Band, Hamilton Brass Band, Hamilton Town Band (1928), Hamilton City Band (1949-1998) [Australia]
Hamiltonsbawn Silver Band   
Hammonds Saltaire Band1947Hammonds Sauce Works Band (to 1993), Yorkshire Building Society Brass Band (to 2005), YBS Band (to 2009)The original Hammonds Sauce Works Band arose from the ashes of the earlier Salts Silver Band, which folded in 1946. They acquired the Salts music library, some of the instruments and a few of the members.
Hampshire County Youth Band 1963Mid-Hants Schools Band, Hampshire Youth Concert Band 
Hangleton Band 1965Hangleton Junior School Band 
Hannaford Street Silver Band  [Canada]
Hannington Silver Band1924 Formed in 1924 by Leslie Wythe, the father of the current musical director Tony Wythe, and George Watts Snr to sing hymns in the local Methodist chapel, as there was no organ.
Harborough Band1897Harborough Town Band 
Harlaxton Brass Band  [Australia]
Harlech Silver Band1985  
Harlow Brass Band1967Harlow Town BandFormed by ex Netteswell Youth Band players
Harrogate Band1970 Other related bands: Harrogate Silver Band, Harrogate Borough Band
Hartland Town Band1960  
Hartlepool (Youth & Community) Silver Band   
Hartlepool Silver Band1925West Hartlepool Mission BandHartlepool Public Prize Band ?
Harwich Royal British Legion Brass Band1957Grange Brass Band,Grange Silver Band, Harwich Concert Band (1970s to 1990s)Formed as an education class in Harwich in 1957
Harworth Brass 1930sHarworth St Johns Ambulance and Colliery Silver Band, Harworth Colliery Welfare Band, (reformed in 1976), Harworth Colliery Caledonian Mining Band (1980s), R.J.B Brass, Harworth Brass (2001) 
Haslemere Town Band 1837 Amalgamated with Haslemere Institute Band post 1918
Haslingden and Helmshore Band1972Amalgamation of Haslingden Borough Temperance Band + Helmshore Public Prize Band 
Haslingden Borough Prize Band1880Haslingden Temperance Band, Haslingden Temperance Prize Band (to 1922) 
Hastings Citizens  [New Zealand]
Hatfield Colliery Band1947Hatfield Main Colliery Band, Hatfield Colliery (DHP Interiors) Band, Wilfreda Beehive Hatfield Band (1990s), Hatfield Coalpower Band (2003), Hatfield Band (to 2006), Powerfuel Hatfield Colliery Band (to 2011) 
Hatherleigh Silver Band1909Hatherleigh Town BandFormed before 1909
Hathern Band1917Hathern United Prize Band, Hathern Prize Band (1933), Amalgamation of Hathern Old Prize Brass Band and Hathern Prize Brass Band in 1917
Hathersage Brass Band1882Hathersage United Brass Band 
Haverfordwest Town Band   
Haverhill Silver Band1920Haverhill Co-operative Silver BandFormed by the merger of members of the pre WW1 Haverhill Oddfellows and Shepherds bands
Hawera Brass  [New Zealand]
Hawes Silver Band1865Hawes Brass Band 
Hawick Saxhorn Band 1855  
Hawk Green Brass Band   
Haworth Brass Band 1860Spring Head Band, Haworth Public Prize BandOther related bands: Ponden Band
Hawthorn Band1888Auburn Mechanics Band, Hawthorn Band, Hawthorn Town Brass Band, Hawthorn City Band [Australia]
Haydock Band1861Band of the Lancashire Hussars, Haydock Colliery Band  
Haywards Heath Concert Brass Band 1998  
Hazel Grove Brass Band 1992  
Heage Brass Band1914Heage Silver Band 
Heath Band1933Heath and Reach Brass Band 
Hebburn Colliery Band   
Hebden Bridge Brass Band1850  
Helensburgh & Lomond Youth Band   
Hellesdon and Sprowston Brass2004 Amalgamation of Hellesdon Enterprise Brass Band and Sprowston Band
Hellesdon Enterprise Brass Band1996 Formed from the Norwich British Legion band
Helmshore Public Prize Band1870s  
Helston Town Band1900s  
Hemel Hempstead Band1888Dickinson's Silver Prize Band, John Dickinson Band, Atlas Copco Band (1987-2000)Amalgamated with Berkhamsted and Boxmoor Band in 1987
Henderson State University Brass Band1996 [USA]
Hendon Salvation Army Band1885  
Henley & Grange Concert Band  [Australia]
Hepworth (Cookson Homes) Band1882Hepworth Silver Band, Hepworth Silver Prize Band, Hepworth Band (to 2006), Hepworth (Lanson Homes) Band 
Hesketh Bank Silver Band1895 Formed as a temperance band. The instruments were bought from Banks Brass Band, the band from the village next door, and cost four pounds.
Hexham Brass2010  
Heyl Town Band1973  
High Green Brass Band2001High Green Primary School Community Brass Band 
High Peak Brass Band   
Highley Colliery Band1993Highley BandFormed by a number of locals from other local bands, was renamed Highley Colliery Band at the millenium when celebrations of the village's mining past were taking place. The band's uniform today is green and black to remember the green of the local Shropshire countryside and the black of the local mines. The original Highley Colliery Band was formed around the turn of the twentieth century and disbanded in 1967 when the mine closed.
Highworth Silver Band1880  
Hilgay Silver Band1972  
Hillsborough Silver Band 1850 Amalgamated with Reid Memorial Band in 1990
Histon and Impington Band1985 Folded in 2006 and merged with Waterbeach Brass
Hitchin Band1860s  
Hokitika Municipal Band  [New Zealand]
Holbeach Town Band1971Holbeach Community Band (to 2000) 
Holborn Hill Royal Brass Band  Millom, Lancs
Hollinsclough Silver Band1960s An earlier Hollinsclough Silver Band was active in the 1920s
Holme Silver (Disposables UK Group) Band1860sHolme Brass Band, Holme Silver Band 
Holsworthy Town Band1880sStanhope Park Band (to 1906) 
Holymoorside Band1860sHolymoorside Band, Brampton and Holymoorside BandMerged with Brampton Band, and was closely associated with the Whittington Band
Holywell Town Band1887Holywell Textile Mill Band, Holywell Flannel Mill Band (to 1926) 
Honiton Band1956Honiton Borough Band, Honiton (RBL) Band (1976)Formed when the then Honiton Borough Council, having found unused instruments in its stores, asked housing officer Jim Kendal if a band could be reformed.
Hooe Silver Band1927Hooe Brass Band, Hooe Village BandA previous band may have been formed in 1902. Current band founded in February 1927 by Harley Smith.
Hook Norton Brass Band1886Hook Norton and District Silver Band (1980s-1990s) 
Hoover Bolton Band1880sBolton St Luke's Band, Bolton Subscription Band, Bolton Borough Prize Band, Bolton Borough Band (to 1985), Warburtons (Bolton) Band (to 1992), Hoover Band (Bolton) 
Horbury Victoria Silver Band1868Horbury Brass Band, Horbury Victoria Prize Band 
Horsforth Leeds City Band1980s Formed by the amalgamation of Horsforth Brass Band and Leeds City Band
Horsham Borough Band1900Horsham Recreation Silver Band 
Houghton Brass Band1983 Formed as an extension of the Houghton Schools Band, itself formed in 1973
Hucknall and Linby Mining Community Brass2008  
Huddersfield & Ripponden Brass1962Huddersfield BrassMerged with Ripponden Brass in 2006
Hull Renaissance Brass Band   
Hungerford Town Band1876  
Hunmanby Silver Band1979Dennis Bayley Hunmanby and District Silver Band 
Huthwaite Prize Band1857Hucknall Huthwaite Prize Band, Huthwaite Silver Prize Band 
Hyde Band1895 Formed by Mr H. E. (Bert) Shutler from the former Hyde and Mockbegger Band, which was a fife and drum band
Hyde Street Youth Band1928 [Australia]
Hythe & Dibden Brass Band 1988  
Ibstock Brick Brass1971Coalville Band, Ibstock Building Products Band (1997-2000) 
Ifton Band1916Ifton Brass Band, Ifton Colliery Silver Band (1959) 
Ilkeston Brass1920Stanton Ironworks Band, Stanton Works Band, (to 1960s)The band still rehearses on old Stanton Iron Works site near to the Motorway, continuing its links with the past. In the mid-seventies, a television serial called Sounding Brass, starring Brian Glover, was produced by Granada, based around the workings, romances and personalities of a local brass band - much as the recent Brassed Off film portrayed. The writer, Don Shaw, followed Ilkeston Brass to concerts, contests, marches and pubs for nearly 6 months before he wrote and produced the series. Ilkeston Brass were chosen as the Band for the series, a great honour.
Illogan Sparnon Silver Band1976Illogan Silver Band 
Independent Silver Band1884 [USA] - The original Independent Silver Band was organized by a group of young men in the old paint shop which was a part of the railroad repair shops in Mt. Vernon Illinois. The name of the band is the subject of some speculation. The common opinion is that it is derived by the silver colored instruments, which appear to be a matched set of Bueschers, used by the members. They earned the money to buy their instruments and uniforms by charging admission to concerts. The band enjoyed a fine reputation, and played at Stratton's Hall, the courthouse square in Mt. Vernon, and the opera houses in Mt. Vernon and McLeansboro. The band marched in the Veiled Prophet Parade in St. Louis, and took first place in a band contest in Princeton Indiana. In 1884 they made several trips to Evansville Indiana to appear at political rallies for James G. Blaine, Republican presidential candidate opposing Grover Cleveland. The band was frequently joined by a local minstrel musical group known as The "Mastodon Minstrels, traveling drama companies, musicians and performers. The band played on a weekly basis from it's beginning in 1884 till it was disbanded in 1889 due to the moving of the railroad repair shop, where most of the members were employed. In 1914, the band celebrated twenty fifth reunion to coincide with the week of the Mt. Vernon State Fair. Of the thirty two former members of the original group, twenty two attended. Five had passed away, and five were unable to attend. The reunion had activities such as sight-seeing trips, parties, receptions, a parade, and a concert using six numbers from their farewell concert. No mention is made of how well they played after twenty five years without practice. There were an estimated seven to eight thousand people in attendance. The program was as follows: March-The Edelweiss; Reverie-The Wayside Chapel; Cornet Solo-Thieleano Polka; Waltz-Till We Meet Again; Oriental March-La Caravane; March-Institute
Indian Queens Silver Band1856  
Inistioge Brass Band  Also known as St. Colmcille's Brass Band[Eire]
International Staff Band of the Salvation Army1891  
Intrada Brass  [Canada]
Ipswich & Norwich Co-op Band 1982Connells Sounding Brass (to 1992), Ipswich Co-op Band (to 2002) 
Ipswich Hospital Band1976  
Ipswich Over 50's Brass Band1995  
Ireland Colliery (Chesterfield) Band Ireland Colliery BandMerged with Pearsons Pottery Chesterfield Band
Irvine and Dreghorn Brass Band 1983 Amalgamation of Irvine Youth Band (founded 1975) and Dreghorn Youth Band
Irvine Youth Band1975Amalgamated with Dreghorn Youth Band in 1983 to form Irvine and Dreghorn Brass Band 
Irymple Brass Band1907 [Australia]
Jackfield Elcock Reisen Band1895Jackfield Prize Band (1906), Jackfield Prize Silver Band (1923), Jackfield Band, Jackfield (Severn Gorge) Brass Band 
Jaguar Land Rover Band1940sCoventry Boys Band, Coventry School of Music Brass Band, Coventry Festival Band (1957), Rolls-Royce (Coventry) Band (1982-2002), Jaguar (Coventry) Band (2002-2011) 
Jayess Newbiggin Brass Band2009  
Jedforest Instrumental Band1853  
Jersey Premier Brass1997  
Johnstone Band1834Johnstone Brass Band, Johnstone Silver Band Formed by workers in the local textile mills. At that time Johnstone and Paisley were second only to the North of England in the manufacture and processing of cotton and the workers were keen to take up music as a new leisure pursuit. By the 1850's the Johnstone Brass Band were only one of about nine bands that existed within a six mile radius but by the end of the Second World War were the only band to survive.
Jones & Crossland Band Birmingham School of Music Band  
Joyous Brass2001 [USA]
Jubilee Brass (Oxford) Band1977 Set up from a group of players who split away from the City of Oxford Silver Band in 1977
Jubilee Brass Southampton2008  
Kahibah Bowling Club Brass Band  [Australia]
Kaiapoi Brass  [New Zealand]
Kaikorai Brass  [New Zealand]
Kearsley Youth Brass Band 2010 Bolton
Keith and District Silver Band1969Keith & District Brass 
Kempsey District Silver Band1886Kempsey Brass Band (to 1921), Kempsey Silver Band (to 1973)[Australia]
Kennet Vale Band1934Kennet Vale Silver BandFormed by the amagamation of the Lockeridge Band and Overton Band
Kennington (Oxford) Band1973Kennington (Oxford) Youth Band (to 1985)Kennington (Oxford) Youth Band was founded in 1973 with a significant number of players from City of Oxford (Junior) Band. They were based in Kennington, just outside Oxford and were an immediate success winning many local and national contests as well as playing over a hundred concerts every year. Renamed Kennington (Oxford) Band when all the players became too old even to vaguely call themselves youths - around 1985!
Kensington & Norwood City Band1898Magill Model Band (to 1953)[Australia]
Kent Police Band1977  
Kerepehi Brass  [New Zealand]
Kernow Concert Brass2007  
Kettering Town Silver Band1898  
Kew Band Melbourne1956Kew Band[Australia] - Amalgamation of Kew City Band (formed in 1890) and the East Kew Citizens' Band (established in 1936)
Keynsham Brass Band1980  
Kibworth Band 1910s  
Kidlington Concert Brass1992Merger of Kidlington Silver Band and Oxford Concert Brass 
Killamarsh & Dronfield Community Band 2012Formed from previous members of Killamarsh Silver Band 
Killamarsh Silver Band1887Killamarsh St Giles Band (to 1890)Amalgamated with Killamarsh Old Band in 1890
Kilmarnock Concert Brass1970Kilmarnock Youth Band 
Kingdom Brass1999 Amalgamation of Cowdenbeath Band and Kelty & Blairadam Band
Kings Lynn Town Band1894  
King's Park Brass1981118th Glasgow Boys' Brigade Band (to 2004) 
Kingsbridge Silver Band   
Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes Band1880Cleethorpes New Brass Band, Cleethorpes Silver Prize Band (to 1936), Cleethorpes Borough Band (to 1974), Cleethorpes BandReport by the editor of the column 'Telegraph Talk' in 'The Eastern Daily Telegraph' on 16th December 1897 that: 'The Cleethorpes New Brass Band will shortly make their public appearance. They practise nightly in Nuttal's Booth, blowing most industriously - I am glad to say not to make 'night hideous.' Their first start will be made as Christmas waits.
Kippax Band1834Kippax Old Prize Band, Kippax (Allerton Bywater Workshops N.U.M.) BandIn 1933 the Band decided to have tea to "commemorate the Band as being the oldest brass band in England on January 13th 1934. This year makes 120 years as a Band and 100 years as an all Brass Band." The band was thus established 1814 and converted to all-brass in 1834.
Kirkby Colliery Welfare Band1970 Earlier bands in Kirkby-in-Ashfield existed from 1897-1924 and 1927-1962
Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band1821  
Kirkby Stephen Silver Band1857  
Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band1815 Brass band in 1856
Kirkintilloch Band 1890Kirkintilloch Rechabite Band (to 1914), Kirkintilloch Public Band (to 1930), Kirkintilloch Silver BandKirktintilloch Silver Band has its origins in the Rechabite Band, which was founded c 1896 by the Rechabites, a radical wing of the Temperance movement. The Silver Band was taken over by the Town Council in 1914, and renamed the Kirkintilloch Public Band. In 1930 the band set up on their own as the Kirkintilloch Silver Band.
Kirkintilloch Kelvin Band 1994  
Kirkland Lake Brass Band1973 [Canada]
Kirkwall Town Band1973  
Kirton Brass Band1870  
Knaresborough Silver Band1842  
Knighton Town Silver Band 1945Knighton Town Brass Band (to 1949) 
Knottingley Concert Brass Band1976Knottingley Schools Band, Knottingley Youth Brass (1981-1994) 
Knottingley Silver Band1864Knottingley Town Band 
Kon. Fanfare Brassband Kempenzonen  [Belgium]
Koninklijke Brass Band Condor  [Belgium]
Koninklijke Fanfare Iever en Eendracht  [Belgium]
Kortrijk Brass Band  [Belgium]
Kumeu Brass1949Kumeu Citizens Brass Band (to 1990s)[New Zealand]
l'Orchestre de Cuivres d'Amiens1989 [France]
Laganvale (Metal Technology) Band1936Laganvale Silver Band, Laganvale BandFormed as Flute band in 1908
Lakenheath Silver Band   
Lancaster British Brass Band 2004 [USA]
Lancaster City Brass1910Standfast Band (to 1946), Storeys (of Lancaster) Brass Band (to 1992), City of Lancaster (Storeys) Brass Band (to 2007) 
Lanchester Brass Band1978Lanchester Grorud Band (1982) 
Lancing Brass1966Lancing & Sompting Royal British Legion Band 
Landrake Band2010  
Landrake Band2010  
Langholm Town Band1815 Began contesting in 1864 and had attended thirteen contests and won seven prizes worth £50 by 1888. One of its first engagements was to welcome the Scots Greys back from Waterloo.
Langley Brass Band1875Langley Prize Band 
Lanner & District Silver Band 1965  
Las Vegas Brass Band1994 [USA]
Latchford Warrington Silver Band1980 Merger of Warrington Silver Band and Latchford Prize Band
Latinus Brass Band1999 [France]
Launceston City Band1876 [Australia]
Launceston Town Band Launceston Municipal Band 
Lees Band2011  
Leicestershire Co-op Snibston Charnwood Brass1999Merger of Leicestershire Co-operative (South Midlands Welfare) Band and Charnwood Brass 
Leiston Royal British Legion Band1886Leiston Works Band, Leiston British Legion Band (1932-1971)Supported by Garretts Engineering Works, until the firm closed in 1932
Lerwick Brass Band1863  
Letchworth Garden City Band 1906  
Levin & Districts Brass  [New Zealand]
Lewes Glynde & Beddingham Brass1922Glynde & Beddingham Brass Band (to 2002), (a.k.a. LGB Brass) 
Lewis Merthyr Silver Band1880Cymmer (Porth) Colliery Band (to 1949), Lewis Merthyr (Cardiff Lift Co.) BandTrehafod Recobite Band bore the name of "Lewis Merthyr" in the early 1900s as it received support off the then prosperous, Lewis Merthyr Colliery. Around that time it changed from an all-brass band to a military type band.
Lexington Brass Band1992 [USA]
Leyburn District Band2003Leyburn Centenary Band 
Leyland Band1946Leyland Motors Band, Leyland Vehicles Band (1978), Leyland DAF Band (1987), BNFL Leyland Band (1992-96), JJB Sports Leyland band (1997-99), The Leyland Band (2000) 
Limavady Silver Band   
Lincoln Beevor Band1975Beevor Youth Band 
Lindley Band1835Lindley Prize Band, Priest Lindley Band, Peter Hawke Garages Lindley Band, PHG Lindley Band 
Lingdale Silver Band1851Lingdale Ironstone Miners' Band, Lingdale Silver Band, Lingdale Silver (ICI Chemical Products) Band (from 1986)Merged with Yarm & District Band in 1998 to form Lockwood Band
Lingfield Silver Band1913Lingfield and District Brass Band 
Linthwaite Band1852Linthwaite Silver Band 
Lions Youth Brass1988  
Liskeard Silver Band1920 Other related bands: Liskeard Temperance Band (1901), Liskeard Borough Band (1890s), Greenbank Band (Liskeard), 1886
Lisnaskea Silver Band1905Lisnaskea Brass Band 
Liss Band1974  
Littleborough Public Band1862Littleborough Public Silver BandOriginally formed from three bands, one of which was Littleborough Temperance Band
Littleport Brass Band1880  
Liverpool City Brass Band1883Liverpool Municipal Band (1883-1960) (also known as the Liverpool Band)[Australia]
Llandrindod Wells Silver Band 1969  
Llandudno Town Band1910  
Llanelli Town Band1912Llanelli Silver Prize Band 
Llangollen Silver Band1904  
Llanidloes Borough Silver Band   
Llanrug Silver Band1874  
Llay Welfare Band1970Gresford Band, Gresford Colliery Welfare Silver BandOriginal Llay Colliery Band disbanded in 1967 - with instruments and equipment going to the Point of Ayr Band. In the 1970's Gresford band found themselves homeless when the N.U.M office in Wrexham was closed. They were offered practice facilities at the Miners Institute in Llay. The offer was accepted and Llay Welfare band was reborn
Llwydcoed Band 1912  
Loch Garman Silver Band   
Lochgelly Band1854Lochgelly Public Brass Band 
Lockerley Silver Band1880 The band was established as a Temperance Band and the original conductor was a Mr. Issac Pritchard. He was succeeded by is son Caleb Pritchard who died sometime during the Great War in 1914 -1918. The baton was then taken over by Edwin Moody, who was instrumental in getting the band to joint the Wessex Association and so entering the competition field.
Lockwood Brass1998Merger of Lingdale Silver Band and Yarm & District Band 
Loddon Brass Band1960s  
Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band 1999  
Lofthouse and Middlesmoor Band1914  
Logan City Brass Band2002 [Australia] - It was the vision of local resident Mike Argentino who has played in brass bands since he was aged 9 to form the Logan City Brass Band. This, he achieved single handed after much planning research and lobbying to get it to the point it is now. The band had its first full rehearsal July 4, 2002 and successfully contested at Maryborough the following June when only 11 months old and with 7 borrowed instruments.
Long Eaton Silver Prize Band1906Long Eaton Silver Band 
Long Melford Silver Band1894Long Melford Brass Band (to 1949) (c1900 to 1911attached to the Suffolk Regiment 2nd Volunteer Battalion (TA), and became the band of 'C' company) 
Longridge Band 1845National School Band, Longridge Brass Band (1846), Longridge Rifle Band (1866-1871), Temperance Band of St Lawrence's Longridge (1883), St Lawrence Prize Band (1898), Longridge Subscription Prize Band (1920), Longridge Prize Band (c.1945-c.1967)The band started out as The National School Band in 1845 and as school boys grow and leave school, the following year had become The Longridge Brass Band. Some time around 1866 they became The Longridge Rifle Band, no doubt lured by the use of a drill hall and some form of uniform. In or around 1871 the Army was more demanding of its associates and so they reverted to being Longridge Brass Band. In 1883 they once again became formally associated with the Church of England (St Lawrence's) and paraded under the doubtful title of The Temperance Band of St Lawrence's Longridge. 1898 was the year they first used the title St Lawrence's Prize Band and in 1920 became Longridge Subscription Prize Band. They remained associated with St Lawrence's until at least 1935. Following the end of hostilities they used the title Longridge Prize Band until at least 1967 and at some time after that became The Longridge Band. It would be reasonable to assume that the move towards the Church of England in the late 1870's caused certain members of the Roman persuasion to form their own band and so from 1878 until 1880 there was The Alston Lane Ends Brass Band. Reasonable because all there is at Alston Lane Ends is the Catholic Church
Lostock Hall Memorial Band1948Four Lane Ends Band 
Lostwithiel Town Band   
Loughor Town Band1995  
Lourdes Brass Band1959 [Eire]
Louth Riverhead Silver Band1935  
Lower Withington Band   
Loxley Methodist Band1889Loxley Wesleyan Brass Band, Loxley Methodist Silver Prize Band 
Loxley Silver Band1889 Sheffield
Lumley Church Brass Band1963Lumley Methodist Church Brass Band 
Luton Band1883Ashton Street Mission Band (to 1890), Luton Red Cross Band (to 1931 ? asked to change its name following the formal adoption of "Red Cross" as the military medical services emblem at the Geneva Convention in 1929), Deritend Luton Band (1988-1988)Other related bands: St Albans City Band
Lydbrook Band1923Lydbrook Junior Reed and Brass Band, Lydbrook Onward Band, Lydbrook Silver BandFormed by merger of Lydbrook Junior Reed and Brass Band, The Arthur and England Band and Lydbrook Excelsior Band to form Lydbrook Onward Band
Lydgate Band1977  
Lydney Town Band1892Lydney Town Band, Lydney Town Silver Prize Band (to 1989), Lydmet Lydney Band (to 2007) 
Lyme Regis Town Band1981  
Lympstone Southwest Telecomms Band1889Brass Band of the 1st Devon Artillery Volunteers - Lympstone Company, Lympstone Band, Lympstone Silver Band (1920s), Topsham & Lympstone Band (1958-1969), Lympstone BandOther related bands: Topsham Silver Band
Machno Vale Silver Band1830  
Mackay City Band  [Australia]
Mactaggart Scott Loanhead Band1943MacTaggart Scott Works Band 
Magheramorne Silver Band1882Magheramorne Brass and Reed Band 
Maguiresbridge Silver Band1948Maguiresbridge Temperance Silver Band 
Maitland City Brass Band  [Australia]
Maltby Miners Welfare Band1910Maltby Main St John Ambulance Band, Maltby Miners St John Ambulance Band, Maltby Miners Welfare Band, Maltby Colliery Band 
Malton White Star Band1899Malton Temperance Band (to 1900)Formed by William Gibson, with eleven players, including Tom Banks, Jack Haykings, Ernest Cartwright and Tom Tate Smith
Malvern Hills District Brass Band1979  
Manly Band  [Australia]
Maple Leaf Brass Band1994Woods Manufacturing Band[Canada]
March Brass 20001891March Railway Silver Band (to 1999) 
Mareeba and District Brass Band  [Australia]
Mareham Le Fen Victory Silver Band1919Mareham Le Fen Victory Brass Band (to 1928) 
Marion City Band1969 [Australia]
Markham & District Band1928Markham British Legion Band (to 1930), Markham and District Colliery Band, Markham Brass Band 
Markham Main Colliery Band1924Markham Main Colliery St John Ambulance BandCoronation Day 1937 - Owing to the bad weather the Historical Pageant staged for Coronation Day was postponed until Saturday evening, when it is hoped that a further firework display, together with the lighting of the bonfire, will be held. The parade of decorated vehicles and people in fancy dress was held, however, and a large crowd followed it. The procession formed at the Landsale Yard, and during the time it was being assembled the Markham Main Ambulance Band, conducted by Mr. E. Griffiths, played.
Marlborough District Brass  [New Zealand]
Marlow Town Band1906  
Maroondah Brass1918Ringwood Band, Ringwood City Brass Band[Australia]
Marple Band   
Marsden Silver Riverhead Brewery Band1889Marsden Band, Marsden Musical Institute Band, Marsden Silver Prize Band 
Marsh Gibbon Silver Band1906  
Marshfield Band   
Marshfield Brass Band1930s  
Marshside Brass Band1890sMarshside Temperance Brass Band, Marshside Teetotal Brass BandPlayed at the founding of the Mere Brow Methodist Church in 1902
Marske Brass Band1875Upleatham Mines Band, New Marske Band (1937), New Marske Silver Prize Band, Marske and District Prize Silver Band (1966-1994) 
Martlesham Brass1996  
Massanutten Brass Band2001 [USA]
Masterton District Brass Masterton Municipal Silver Band[New Zealand]
Masterton District Youth Band  [New Zealand]
Matamata Citizens Band  [New Zealand]
Matlock Band1850s  
Mayfield Bandc1900Mayfield Silver Band 
Medway Band1928Chatham Town Band, Medway Imperial Silver Band (1945), Medway Towns Band, KM Gillingham Band, KM Medway Band (2000)Amalgamated with City of Rochester Band to become Medway Towns Band
Medway Concert Brass1987  
Meir and Longton Royal British Legion Band2003  
Melbourne Staff Band  [Australia]
Melbourne Town Band1992  
Meltham and Meltham Mills Brass Band1846Meltham Mills Band (to 1946) 
Melton Band1838Melton Town Silver Band, Melton Borough Band 
Melville Air Force Association Brass Band  [Australia]
Mendip Brass Band   
Merbein Brass Band1918 [Australia]
Mercator Brass Rupelmonde  [Belgium]
Mereside Brass2002JPD Mereside Brass 
Metropole Brass Band  [Belgium]
Metropolitan Brass1883 Locomotive Band, South Australian Railways Institute Brass Band, Australian National Institute Brass Band, TransAdelaide Brass Band[Australia]
Metropolitan Brass (SA) Inc.1883Locomotive Band, South Australian Railways Institute Brass Band, Australian National Institute Brass Band, TransAdelaide Brass Band[Australia]
Metropolitan Silver Band  [Canada]
Michelmersh Silver Band1886 Formed in 1886 as a temperance band as was the condition of the loan for instruments from the local vicar. Founded by Thomas Topp and Thomas Parsons there has always been direct descendents of these Thomas' in the band. Currently 1 Parsons and 3 Topps (2011).
Micklefield Brass Band   
Mid Sussex Brass Band1986Formed by merger of Burgess Hill Brass Band and Haywards Heath Town Band 
Middleton and Teesdale Band1898  
Middleton Band1876Middleton Brass Band, (The Pop and Ale Boys), Middleton Public Band (1884), Middleton Borough Brass Band (1887) 
Midland Brick Brass1950sJunior Band of the 11/44th Battalion of the City of Perth Regiment (to 1960), National Youth Brass Band of Western Australia, City of Stirling Brass Band, 6KY Brass Band (to 1984), Channel Nine Brass Band (to 1990)[Australia]
Midsomer Norton and Radstock Silver Band1980  
Midsomer Norton Marching Brass1981  
Mildura District Brass Band1890Mildura Brass Band, Mildura District Brass Band (1909), Mildura Municipal Band (circa 1930), Mildura City Band (1934), 7th Battalion Band - The North West Murray Borderers (1937), Mildura District Brass Band (1945)[Australia] - In 1909, the Stubbs Band and the Irymple Brass Band combined to form the first Mildura District Brass Band.(MDBB)
Mildura District Brass Band1909Mildura District Brass Band, Mildura Municipal Band(c.1930), Mildura City Band (1934), 7th Battalion Band - The North West Murray Borderers (1937-1945)[Australia] - Merger of Stubbs Band Irymple Brass Band
Milford Haven Town Band 1973  
Mill Creek Colliery Band1995 [Canada]
Milnrow Band1869St Stephen's Band, Butterworth Band, Milnrow Brass Band Club (1914), Milnrow Band, merged with Rochdale Co-op Band in 1998, United Norwest Co-op Milnrow Band 
Milton Keynes Brass1984Broseley Brass (to 2007) 
Mission Hill Brass2005 [Canada]
Mitcham City Band1901Mitcham Brass Band[Australia]
Modbury High School Brass Band  [Australia]
Mole Valley Silver Band1881Leatherhead Town Band, Bookham and District Silver Band (1947-1974) 
Monkwearmouth Lodge Band1949Hylton Colliery Silver Band (to 1980) 
Monmouth Band1968  
Montrose Town Band1894Montrose Silver Band ? 
Moonee Valley Brass Essendon City Band[Australia]
Moorabbin Brass Band1878Moorabbin Shire Band (to 1934), Moorabbin Municipal Band (to 1945), City of Moorabbin Band (to 1998)[Australia]
Moray Concert Brass1992  
Morecambe Brass Band 1904Morecambe Borough Band, Morecambe & Heysham Borough Band, Morecambe & Heysham Silver Band, Lancashire Life and Lake District Life Morecambe Brass Band (to 2004) 
Moree & District Band Inc.1947 [Australia]
Moreland City Band1882Brunswick Municipal Band (to 2003)[Australia]
Mornington Youth and Citizens Band  [Australia]
Mosgiel Brass  [New Zealand]
Moss Rose Community Brass Band 2009 Macclesfield
Mossley Band1841Mossley Saxhorn Band, Mossley Temperance Band, Mossley Borough Band 
Motueka Brass Band1890s [New Zealand]
Motueka Municipal  [New Zealand]
Moulton 77 Brass Band1977  
Mount Charles Band JAG Mount Charles Band 
Mountain State Brass Band1998 [USA]
Mt Gambier City Band1885 [Australia]
Muker Silver Band1897  
Murley Silver Band1924  
Murton Colliery Brass Band1884Murton Temperance Gospel Blue Ribbon Army Band (to 1885), also known as Blue Ribbon Temperance BandThe members wore a blue ribbon on their sleeve. Nine months after formation, with a drop in subscriptions and with recruitment of new members somewhat under strain, it was decided "that the band be still carried on, but every member be left to his own option whether to be teetotal or not, except at the time of an engagement."
Musikverein St. Wolfgang  [Germany]
Musselburgh and Fisherrow Trades Band1897 The entire band enlisted in the 1914-1918 War
Nailsworth Silver Band1919Nailsworth Silver Band, Nailsworth and Horsley Silver Band (until c.1970)In 1948 Nailsworth amalgamated with Horsley Band to become the Nailsworth and Horsley Silver Band
Nambour & Maroochy's Sunshine Brass1906Nambour Town Band, Maroochy District Band (1931-1960s), Nambour and Maroochy District Band (to 2000)[Australia]
NameDateFormer namesNotes
Nantlle Vale Royal Silver Band1865Pen yr Orsedd Band, Nantlle Vale Band (to 1894)Winners of the British Championship in 19 and granted the title Royal after a command peformace in 1905. The success in the 1920 lead to applications from the likes of Alexander Owen, William Rimmer and Harry Mortimer to conduct the band. Since the closure of the quarry the band no longer competes at the same level and is now more for fun but it still competes in the 4th section and gained 2nd place in the 2005 National Eisteddfod. Records of the band, from 1950-1987 are held by Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office.
Narrabri Shire Band  [Australia]
NASUWT Chester-le-Street Riverside Band1875Pelton Fell Methodist Band, Pelton Fell Band, Pelton Fell Colliery Band (1904), Pelton Fell Workman's Band (1964), Newcastle Brown Ale Band (1974-2002), Chester-le-Street Riverside Band (to 2005), Tavistock Chester-le-Street Riverside Band (to 2008) 
National Old Boys Brass Band of Scotland2009  
Natural State Brass Band   
Navan Silver Band1940Navan Boys' Band, St Mary's Brass Band, St Mary's Silver Band[Ireland]
Nelson Brass Band1957 Nelson Civic Band (1957), Nelson Band (1970s)In January 1957 a public meeting was held by the Town Councils Library and Arts Committee to consider re-forming the band. After further meetings a grant of £650.00 was made and Nelson Civic Band was born. Instruments, Music and Uniforms were bought and scrounged and rehearsals were held in a disused chapel on Stanley Street. On Tuesday 23 April 1957 the band played its first concert with Nelson Civic over 60's Choir at the Civic Centre on Stanley Street. The conductor was 24 year-old Norman Riley, the players contained bandsmen from Nelson Old and Silver bands and players were also borrowed from other bands.
Nelson City Brass  [New Zealand]
Nes Sóknar Musikkfelag1962 [Faeroes]
New Brighton Silver  [New Zealand]
New Buckenham Silver Band1887  
New Forest Brass Band 1977Marchwood Brass, Vodaphone BandIt evolved from a group of like-minded people who came together informally at lunchtimes in the Marchwood Engineering Laboratories of the CEGB. It then became an evening class known as Marchwood Brass under the baton of Mike Swatman and began to accumulate instruments and music. Later, under the expert tuition of that great Hampshire man of brass, John Knight, it steadily improved. Until recently, the band enjoyed the sponsorship from Vodafone and carried that name.
New Mills Band1812New Mills Band, New Mills Old Prize Band (c. 1910), Norwest Co-op New Mills Band (1979), United Co-op New Mills Band (to 2012)Formed in 1812 as a brass and reed band. For the first century the band was conducted by a members of the Beard family, having been founded by Timothy Beard. The band's centenary celebration concert was held in High Lea Park in 1912. The band joined up en bloc in 1914 and reformed on demobilisation in 1919. It became a Home Guard band in 1943, reverting to the original name of New Mills Old Prize Band in 1948. Sponsorship by the Co-op in 1979 secured a change of name, accommodation and musical director
New Plymouth Brass  [New Zealand]
Newark Town Band1957  
Newbridge (Celynen) Band1952Celynen Collieries Band, Celynen Collieries Institute Silver Band 
Newcastle PCYC Brass Band  [Australia]
Newhall Band1860St Johns Church Band, Newhall St Johns Band, Newhall Silver Prize, Newhall Town Band, Burton Constructional (Newhall) Band, Webb Ivory (Newhall) Band, Prominent Fluid Controls (Newhall) Band 
Newham Band1900sGrangewood Silver Band, East Ham Silver Band (1918), East Ham Borough Band (1950s), Newham Band (1970s), Asphaltic Newham BandMerged with Aveley Band in 1995
Newland Concert Brass1987 The name Newland was taken from the venue where the band's first rehearsal took place i.e. the Old Academy in Bathgate whose benefactor was John Newland
Newmains & District Collieries Band  active in the 1960s
Newmains and Cambusnethan Band1886  
Newmains Band   
Newmarket Town Brass Band1947  
Newmilns & Galston Band1990 Formed by the amalgamation of three Irvine Valley bands - Newmilns Burgh Band, Galston Burgh Band and Loudoun Band
Newmount Brass1996Rolls Royce (Derby) Training Band (to 2005) 
Newport Borough Brass Band1971  
Newport Town Band1911 Newport Brass Band, formed in 1875, probably folded before 1911. Newport Town Band folded in 1939 and reformed in 1954 after the war.
Newquay Band 1919Newquay Town Silver BandFormed, with 15 players, for peace celebrations in the town
Newstead Abbey Brass2001Newstead Youth Band (to 2008) 
Newstead Brass1975Hucknall-Linby Miners Welfare Band (to 1988), Newstead Welfare Band 
Newton Abbot & District Town Band   
Newtongrange Silver Band1892Newtongrange Lothian Silver Band, Newtongrange & Bilston Colliery Band, Scottish Brewers (Newtongrange) BandTemporarily disbanded 1930-32. Attached to the Lothian Coal Company before the National Coal Board took over.
Newtown Silver Band1880Newtown Brass Band 
Newtownards Silver Band1923 Started life as First Old Boys Flute Band in 1919 and switched to Silver in 1923. The McDonald family have a long association with the band. Bill McDonald was a founder member, Norman McDonald was solo cornet and then conductor for many years. His son, Trevor McDonald also played the cornet and has been a senior music instructor with the RAF for many years. Andy McDonald played the trombone and was Chairman, Roy McDonald, played the euphonium and was Secretary for about 40 years. John McDonald played the euphonium and Fiona played the baritone, tenor horn, cornet, flugel horn and soprano cornet at various times.
Node Hill School Brass Band2002 Isle of Wight
Noord-Limburgse Brassband  [Belgium]
Norfolk Brass1900sReepham Temperance Band, Reepham Town Band (to 1984), Matthews Norfolk Brass (to 2008) 
Norfolk Fellowship Brass2002  
Norfolk Wherry Brass 2004  
Norham Village Band   
North Fylde Brass Band   
North Kent Brass Band   
North London Brass2010  
North Shore Brass  [New Zealand]
North Skelton Band1983North Skelton Junior Band, North Skelton Concert Band (1987-90), Langbaurgh Brass (to 2008) 
North Somerset Community Brass Band2008  
Northallerton Silver Band1962Northallerton and District Silver Band  
Northern Michigan Brass Band1997 [USA]
Northfleet Brass1878Northfleet Silver Band, Northfleet Silver Prize Band 
Northlew Silver Band  Devon
Northop Silver Band1892  
Northumbrian Water Ellington Colliery Band1925Lynemouth and Ellington Silver Prize Band, Ellington Colliery Band (to 2005) 
Norton Youth Band1975  
Norwich City Brass   
NSW Fire Brigades Band  [Australia]
Nuriootpa Brass Band  [Australia]
Oakdale Silver Band   
Oakland Brass Band2006 [USA]
Oakleigh City Band Victorian Railways Institute Band (to 1969)[Australia]
Oamaru Municipal  [New Zealand]
Ocean Brass 1998 Amalgamation of Solent Brass and Southampton Central Band
Oddfellows Band1981Unity Brass (to 2007)The official band of the Oddfellows
Ogmore Valley Silver Band1893  
Okehampton Excelsior Silver Band1828  
Old Hall Brass1989  
Old Pueblo Brass Band1996 [USA]
Old Silkstone Band1861  
Oldham Band (Lees)2004 Formed out of the ashes of Oldham Brass '97, players from Bare Trees Community Band and Dobcross Youth Band
Olney Brass1974Stantonbury Brass (until 2010)The band is an ensemble which is attached to the Milton Keynes Music Centre
Onchan Silver Band1937  
Orchestre de Cuivres de Paris1989 [France]
Oregon Brass Society2003 [USA]
Öresund Brass Band2008 [Denmark + Sweden]
Orillia Silver Band2003 [Canada]
Oshawa Civic Band1870Oshawa Town Band, Ontario Regimental Band, Oshawa Civic and Regimental Band (1947)[Canada]
Osmotherley Silver Jubilee Band1977 Many of the players had never played before but were taught by Dave Nichols, a teacher from the Allertonshire School, Northallerton
Otley Brass Band 1973  
Otterbourne Brass1974Hampshire Concert Brass (to 1980), City of Winchester Brass (to 2003)Hampshire Concert Brass was formed from people who were too old to be in the Hampshire Youth Concert Band any more
Ottery St Mary Silver Band1920 Formed after WW1
Oughterside & District Brass Band1903  
Oughtibridge Brass Band1890Don Valley Brass Band, Oughtibridge and District Silver Prize Band 
Ovington Tynedale Band1862Ovington Prize Brass Band (to 1986) 
Oxford Cherwell Brass2013  
Oxford Templars Brass Band City of Oxford Silver Training Band 
Oxford University Brass Band   
Oxted Band1901Oxted and District Prize Band, Oxted and District Silver Prize Band,  
Ozark Mountains British Brass Band1995 [USA]
Pacific Brass2000 [Australia]
Pacific Brass2000 [Australia]
Padgate Brass   
Palmerston North Brass  [New Zealand]
Pangbourne and District Silver Band1962  
Pangbourne Silver Prize Band1893Disbanded in 1939 
Para Hills Brass Band  [Australia]
Parc & Dare Band1893Cwmparc Temperance Drum and Fife Band, Cwmparc Silver Band, Briths Fuels (Parc & Dare) Band, Parc & Dare Workmen's Silver Band 
Paris Brass Band 2009 [France]
Parkend Silver Band1895 Disbanded in 1967 but reformed in 1973
Parr Band (St Helens)1930Parr Church (Young Men's) Brass Band, Parr Public BandOther related local bands: Parr Temperance Band, Parr St Peters Brass Band
Parramatta City Brass Band1900St. Johns Church of England Parramatta Band, Parramatta Citizen's Band (1911-1959) [Australia]
Patcham Silver Band1946Patcham Parish Church Voluntary Aid Corps Silver Band (to 1964), Patcham Parish Band (to 1966), Patcham Parish Church Band (to 1992) 
Pavilion Brass1990  
Pearsons Pottery Chesterfield Band1860sChesterfield and District Brass Band, Pearsons Pottery Chesterfield BandMerged with Ireland Colliery Band
Peebles Burgh Silver Band18341st Peebleshire Rifle Volunteer Band (1872-1888), Peebles Town Band (to 1895), Peebles Silver Band (to c. 1950) 
Pegswood Brass Band Pegswood Colliery Band ? 
Pelorus Trust Wellington Brass1905Wellington Tramways Band, Onslow Brass Band, Evening Post Onslow Brass Band[New Zealand]
Pemberton Old Wigan Band1883Blue Jackets Band, Wigan Rifles Band (to 1891) 
Pembroke Borough Silver Band Pembroke Silver Band 
Pembrokeshire Brass Band 2000  
Penclawdd Brass Band1973  
Pencoed Concert Brass1902Pencoed Brass Band, Pencoed Public Brass Band, Pencoed Silver Band 
Pendeen Silver Band1852  
Pendennis Brass1980  
Penicuik Silver Band1835 Original reed band (1835) converted to brass around 1847.
Penrith Town Band1930sPenrith Temperance Band, Penrith A Division N.F.S. (National Fire Service) Silver Band (1943), Penrith British Legion Band (1946-1963)Formed by the amalgamation of the Penrith Subscription Band and the Penrith Sons of Temperance Oak Lodge Band
Penston Brass Band1842  
Pentland Brass2003  
Penzance Silver Band1887  
People's Mission Silver Band1900 South Shields
Perscoran Brass Band1983 Disbanded in 2003
Perth Silver Band1972  
Perthshire Brass1978  
Philadelphia German Brass Band1938  
Phoenix Brass1993  
Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne)1995  
Phoenix West Midlands Brass 2000  
Pilling Jubilee Silver Band1935 Formed by the Junior section of the then Pilling Brass Band splitting off.
Pillowell Silver Band1889Pillowell Brass Band, Pillowell Prize Band 
Pine Rivers Municipal Band  [Australia]
Pittington Brass1992  
Pleasley Welfare Band1883Pleasley Colliery Welfare BandAnother source quotes the band's formation as 1897, it competed in the Crystal Palace Championships in the 1930s and the Spondon Contest of 1926
Plumbing Factory Brass Band1995 [Canada]
Point of Ayr Silver Band1965Point of Ayr Colliery Band, Point of Ayr (EIMCO) BandPossibly also known at one time as Point of Ayr (Talacre Beach Caravan Park) Band
Pontardulais Town Band 1900s  
Pontypool Brass1967  
Poole Borough Band1946 Originally formed in the mid 1800s as a brass and reed band (recorded as appearing on Brownsea island in Poole harbour in 1849). It reformed as all-brass in 1946 under conductor Clifford Clark. Within six weeks of this transformation they appeared in the grading section in Southampton at the Wessex Brass Band contest and were immediately promoted to the Champion Section. Their first appearance in the championship section which was only six weeks after their spectacular win in the grading section earned them a third prize on the then difficult test piece “Kenilworth” by Arthur Bliss. On their return to Poole at 10.30 pm the band formed up to do a victory march from the railway station down the High Street to their bandroom in “Prosperous Street” situated over the Bulls Head Public House.
Port Adelaide City Band  [Australia]
Port of Napier Brass  [New Zealand]
Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass1973Tarmac Lyceum Brass BandThe Band owes its origins to the Drum and Bugle Band of the First Port Sunlight Company of the Boy's Brigade. A brass band was formed in 1973 and ultimately its development resulted in the administration of the band being separated from the Brigade to be administered under its own right but with a close liaison with the Company
Porthaethwy Menai Bridge Band 1890sMenai Bridge Brass Band  
Porthleven Town Band   
Porthywaen Silver Band1934  
Portishead Town Band1968Central Electricity Generating Board Band, Electricity Club Band, Clarence House Brass (mid 1980s) 
Portsmouth Citadel Band1880  
Portsmouth City Band1939Portsmouth Auxiliary Fire Service Band, Portsmouth City Fire Brigade Band (1951 to 1965) 
Potters Bar Town Band 1948  
Poulton-le-Fylde Brass Band 1874Poulton Silver Band 
Poynton Youth Band1982  
Poyntzpass Silver Band1953  
Preston Brook Silver Band    
Queensferry Community Brass Queensferry High School Band 
Radcliffe Brass Band1913Radcliffe Brass Band, Radcliffe Prize Band, Radcliffe Borough Band (1935), McKiernan Group Heating Band (197?), East Lancs Paper Group Band (to 1988), Radcliffe Band, Radcliffe & Prestwich Band (1992-2000)Competed in the Crystal Palace Championships in the 1930s. In 1937 the band walked away with the top trophy in their section in the National Championships held in London. They won the 50 guinea shield to keep for 12 months, ten guineas in cash, various instruments and sheet music. The test piece at Alexandra Palace was "Ballads of the 20th century." In the same competition held the previous year at the Crystal Palace, the band had been disqualified as they had arrived too late, but they still went on to play and were the last band to play at the Crystal Palace before it burned down later that night. The conductor in 1937 was Mr Riley. Still active in 1979, by which time they were called the East Lancs Paper Group Band, when they were being conducted by Malcolm Brownbill and were in the top section.In 1988.the band was in the 3rd section with Darole Barry as conductor.when ir reverted to its old name of the Radcliffe Band
RAF St Athan Voluntary Band1938  
Rainford Silver Band1976  
Ramsbury Silver Band1900Ramsbury Methodist Band (to 1970s) 
Ramsey Town Band   
Rangiora Brass  [New Zealand]
Rangitikei College Youth Brass  [New Zealand]
Ransome Band1937Ransome and Marles Band, RHP (Ransome Hoffman Pollard) Works Band (1970), Ransome Hoffman Pollard Band, Airquick (Newark) Ransome Band, Newark Ransome Band, NSK-RHP Band (1994), NSK-RHP Ransome Band 
Ratby Co-operative Brass Band1906  
Raunds Temperance Band1886  
Rayleigh Brass 1910sRayleigh Mission Band, Rayleigh Town Band, Rayleigh Silver Band, Rayleigh and District Silver Band (1966) 
Reading Buccaneers Brass Band2006 [USA]
Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band1899Spring Gardens Wesleyan Band, Spring Gardens (Reading) Band 
Red Cliffs Brass Band1925 [Australia]
Red Rose Lancaster Brass Band1996Red Rose Youth Band 
Redbridge Brass1966Redbridge Brass Ensemble, Redbridge Brass Band, London Electricity Redbridge Brass Band (1983)Originally conducted by John Ridgeon and Howard Wallace - the band was previously the top band (of four) in the Redbridge Music School.
Reddish Band1991Reddish Prize Band (to 1996), Reddish Prize Gorton Silver Band, Reddish Prize Band (to 2011), Reddish Safestore Band (to 2012)Merged with remainder of the disbanded Gorton Silver Band
Redruth Town Band1850Redruth Town Mission Band (to 1890)The band seems to be between 114 and 166 years old and decided to officially celebrate its 150th birthday in 2000 as the letterheads have had "formed in 1850" on them for as many years as any of the current members can remember, but a book written by former member Monty Pearce and former President Denzil Richards states that in February 1890 the band of the Redruth Town Mission situated in King Street Plain-an-gwary was disbanded. At a subsequent meeting at Mr Wills' Temperance house in Clinton Road the members reformed as the "Town Band". Although the first actual reference in the local press to a Redruth Band is made in 1838, when reference is made to "The Redruth Amateur Band" which played at various venues and functions. And in 1839 the band played at the first exhibition for the season of the Royal Cornwall Horticultural Society. The band survived both world wars dispite losing both players and the band room!
Reeth Brass Band1968  
Reg Vardy Band1910Craghead Colliery Band (to 1968), Every Ready GB Band, Berec Ever Ready Band, Ever Ready Band (to 2004), Reg Vardy (Ever Ready) Band 
Regent Brass1985  
Renfrew Burgh Band1911 Formed in 1911, supported by the town council through the common good fund. One of the earliest conducters was Mr. J Peckham, appointed in 1920. During his leadership the band entered and won many contests, with the band being promoted to the top section
Resdev Market Rasen Band1966Market Rasen Town Band, Market Rasen Band (to 2002), Market Rasen RPC Band (to 2012)Previous Market Rasen Town Band existed from the 1880s until disbanding at start of WW2
Rhodian Brass   
Rhyl Silver Band1877Rhyl Town Band 
Ringwood and Burley Band 1879Ringwood BandAmalgamated with the Burley Band in 1970
Ripon City Band1860Ripon City Prize Band, Ripon City Silver Band, City of Ripon Band 
Riverland Brass Renmark Citizens Silver Band[Australia]
Riviera Concert Brass2005 Formed by some of the members of the former Band of the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary
Rivington & Adlington Brass Band 1864  
RMT Silksworth Band1884Lord Londonderry's Volunteer Temperance Band (to 1905), Durham Artillery Silksworth Band, Silksworth Colliery Band, Vaux Samson Band (1980s to 1999), Pride Valley Brass (to 2004) 
Roberts Bakery Band  Middlewich Town Band (to 1980) 
Rochdale Borough Youth Band1994Rochdale Intermediate Brass Band 
Rockhampton City Brass Band  [Australia]
Rockingham Band 1850Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery Band (to early 1960s), Rockingham Colliery Band (to late 1970s), Osbourne Rockingham Band, W Harrison Transport (Rockingham) Band 
Rode Hall Silver Band1880 Originally founded in 1837 as a Drum & Fife Band. One of its duties was to lead Parishioners from the Rode Heath to Astbury Church - some distance away. The current Band are not sure if this was on a regular basis or just special occasions. The Band changed to Brass in 1880 under the aegis of Randle Wilbraham of Rode Hall. In 1900 the Band paraded through the village to celebrate the relief of Mafeking and again at the end of the Boer War in 1902. Henry Pierpoint (1846-1925) was conductor Rode Hall Band 1880-1920 and co-founder in 1880.
Rogerstone Band 1948 Initially formed as a wind band but soon converted wholly to brass
Roke & Benson Brass Band1887Roke Temperance Band (1887), Roke & District Brass BandFormed as drum and fife band in 1882 - changed to brass in 1887.
Rolls Royce (Derby) Band1935  
Ross-on-Wye Town Band1985 A former Ross Band folded in 1973. We are not a contesting Band because the demands of high level competition can put a strain on players and their families. We enjoy playing and entertaining people which brings its own rewards. As well as playing at local fetes etc. we have played for the Lords Lieutenant of Hereford and Gloucester and Sir John Harvey Jones, who was our President for some years. We have participated in the making of a promotional video for Sainsburys Supermarkets. The Band has also travelled to Betzdorf, Germany and Conde, France with the Ross Twinning Associations
Rotherham Town Brass Band1984Whiston Brass Band, Whiston Lonsdale Brass Band, Whiston Brass Band (to 2011)Merged with Rotherham Town Band in 1989
Rothwell Band1881Rothwell Temperance Band, Wallace Arnold Rothwell Band (1991)Other related bands: Rothwell Model Band, becoming the Rothwell Old Band in 1881
Rothwell Temperance Band1985Rothwell Temperance Junior Band, Rothwell Temperance B Band (1989), Rothwell Temperance Band (1991) 
Rotorua Brass  [New Zealand]
Roxburgh Pioneer Generation Brass  [New Zealand]
Royal British Legion (Lincolnshire) Band1962Royal British Legion (Spalding) Band (to 2006)Formed from the remains of the disbanded Spalding Town Band (in 1959)
Royal British Legion Victory Brass Band1980  
Royal Buckley Town Band1820Buckley Band (to 1890) 
Royal Oakeley Silver Band1864Gwaenydd Brass Band, Gwaenydd Silver Band 
Royal Spa Brass1973Royal Leamington Spa Silver Band (to 1992) 
Royston Town Band 1865Royston Volunteer Band, Royston Teetotal Band, Royston Military Band 
Rugeley Power Station Brass Band 1981  
Rupertsland Brass Band1997 [Canada]
Rushden Mission Band 1898Rushden Wesleyan Mission BandCompeted in the Crystal Palace Championships in the 1930s. The band also used to broadcast during that period. Major conductors during 70s included Ernie Denton and Bill Scholes. Both were better known for their links with the band around the corner (literally) Rushden Temperance (now 'Windmill')
Rushden Town Band1899Rushden Volunteer Band (1899), Rushden Rifle Band, Rushden Town Silver Prize Band 
Rushden Town Band1979Rushden Windmill 'B' Band, Rushden Working Men's Club Band (1983-1990) 
Rushden Windmill Band1875Rushden Temperance Silver Band (to 1975) 
Rushen Silver Band1937Surby Band (to 1949) 

Page 1 (A-F) Page 2 (G-R) Page 3 (S-Z)