Location: United Kingdom
Surnames/tags: Scotland Wales England
These pages are associated with Space:England_Project_-_Topics_Team
Topic Manager: Stephen Davies
This is a page to recognise English and UK Brass Bands and UK Military Bands and their members past and present. All profiles will eventual have the occupation stickeradded to them
- To bring the profiles of English and UK Brass Bands, that are already on Wikitree, by adding Category:Brass Bands to the profile.
- To create a profile for those Brass bandsmen that are not represented on Wikitree yet, and research and develop that profile.
- To write informative and pleasurable biographies with inline citations, adhering to Wikitree's styles and standards. Trying to bring that profile to life if possible.
This page is under construction and welcomes additions whereever you can.
The aim is to list by Association and counties, brass band and then the band's past and present members and a history of the band where known
below is a list of links to the relevant current counties
History of Brass Bands
A British brass band is a musical ensemble comprising a standardized range of brass and percussion instruments. The modern form of the brass band in the United Kingdom dates back to the 19th century, with a vibrant tradition of competition based around communities and local industry, with colliery bands being particularly notable. The Stalybridge Old Band (still in existence) was formed in 1809 and was perhaps the first civilian brass band in the world. More information at Wikipedia:British_brass_band
Brass Band Contests
For competitions Brass Bands compete in 5 Sections Championship, First, Second,Third and Fourth sections Promotion/Demotion is determined at the Regional Contests in England and based on average points over 3 years. Wales has different rules for Promotion/Demotion
Please contact Stephen Davies for further information or to get involved in the project.
NOTABLE MUSICIANS IN BRASS AND MILITARY BANDS
USEFUL BRASS BANDS LINKS
- Brass band information and resources site, http://www.ibew.org.uk
- do you know any brass band members and want to add to my project Jan 25, 2024.
- I am looking for profiles to add to the brass band project Sep 6, 2023.
- Another shout out for profiles to add to English Brass bands and known members past or present Sep 25, 2022.
- Still ''recruiting'' profiles May 13, 2022.
- How to get a sticker for a project May 12, 2022.
- Family members and brass bands Nov 11, 2021.