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Gloucestershire Brass Bands

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Date: 15 Dec 2020 [unknown]
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GLOUCESTERSHIRE

  • Berry Hill Silver Band

This is a village band in Berry Hill, near Coleford, Gloucestershire

Previous Members

Kenneth Harman

  • Bream Silver Band

Based in the village of Bream in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Bream Band are a happy, friendly 2nd Section brass band.

Past Members

Clive Lewis

Kenneth Harman

Chalford Band

Chalford Band is a flourishing brass band organisation in the Gloucestershire village of Chalford, between Stroud and Cirencester.

  • Cheltenham Silver Band

Cheltenham Silver Band plays regularly at bandstands and events in Cheltenham and the surrounding area. They are also a contesting band, competing in the third section. As well as the main band, they have a thriving leaner group and a training band that cater for all ages and backgrounds. So if you are interested in learning to play or even just wish to reignite a love of brass, please get in touch. Practices are currently held at the Kings Hall in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham

  • Cinderford Town Band

Cinderford Band is a competing Second Section band. Formed in 1879 our traditional band is based in the Town of Cinderford. This is in the glorious Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.

You tube link of Cinderford Band playing the march Cinderford by T J Powell written especially for the band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKfPKhfeXmo

Past members

Present members

Clive Lewis

Cinderford Academy Band Present members Stephen Davies Clive Lewis

  • Cirencester Band
Coleford Town Band 1946

This band merged with the Yorkley Onward Band in 1993 and is known as Forest of Dean Brass. The band was at its last home on Cinder Hill, Coleford Gloucestershire next to the Red Lion Inn (which is now a DR's surgery) from 1960's. The band did at one time rehearse in the Angel Hotel in the town square as in photo above

All members are past members as band no longer exists

Clive Lewis

Stephen Davies

Donald Davies

Annette Davies

Frank Fidler Contest Musical Director

  • A. W. Parker (Drybrook Band)

The A. W. Parker (Drybrook) Band is a Brass Band located in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. They are currently a First Section band, having won the Second Section Regional Finals in 2015. As well as contesting, the band also perform at many concerts and events in the surrounding areas

Previous Members Andrew Mason

Andrew wrote a book about Lydbrook band called The Essence of time to celebrate the history of the band


  • Flowers Band

A Championship section band based in Gloucester, Flowers have won the West of England Regional Finals 7 times in the past 8 years placing them firmly in the top 10 UK Rankings. Regular competitors at the British Open and Brass in Concert

  • Forest of Dean Brass

A First Section band based in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean Brass are the 2014 West of England Second Section Champions. Past Members

Stephen Davies Founder member

Frank Fidler Life Member

Brian Frederick Howard (1936-2023)

  • Frampton on Severn Silver Band

We are a fourth section brass band based in the picturesque Gloucestershire village of Frampton on Severn.

Gloucester Brass Gloucester Brass is a non-contesting band with the aim of providing enjoyment and pleasure for its members and audiences.

Gloucester Excelsior A non-competing band based in Abbeydale Gloucester

  • Lydbrook Silver Band

Lydbrook Band are a Championship Band based in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean.

Past members

Donald Davies

Kenneth Harman

Andrew Mason


Lydney Town Band Lydney Town Band is an unsponsored, non-profit making organisation, dedicated to the promotion of Brass band music, and the provision of brass instrumental musical education within the local community.

Past members Brian Frederick Howard (1936-2023)

Nailsworth Silver Band Nailsworth Silver Band are a friendly, contesting 4th Section band.

Past Members Donald Raymond Smith (1921-1970)

Parkend Silver Band A non-registered village band based in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. We are 20 miles from Gloucester and 10 miles from Chepstow.

  • Pillowell Silver Band
Pillowell Silver Band 2019

The Pillowell Silver Band are a competing band which performs at various fetes, concerts and contests throughout the year. It has enjoyed many great conductors over the years, including T. J. Powell. The long-serving conductor Clive Lewis led the band up from the fourth section of the national championships, and along with Alan Beddis and Fred Watkins, taught many of the children in the local village schools to play. In 2004 it was runner-up in the National 4th Section Championships of Great Britain, beaten by a one-point margin for the title, and in 2015 it won the fourth section regional finals in Torquay. In 2015 the band competed again at the national finals, finishing 8th in the country. In 2017 it gained promotion from the fourth section to the third, where it now competes.

Pillowell Silver Band Badge

Past Members

Clive Lewis ex Musical Director

Stephen Davies ex Secretary

Annette Davies

Frank Fidler Contest Musical Director

Brian Frederick Howard (1936-2023)

Present Members

Kat Ennis

You Tube Links

  • Performing at National Finals in Harrogate 2004 and came Runners Up in 4th Section

part one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9DjBQukCkw&t=41s part two https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2ZlJYT4qYk

Tewkesbury Town Band Tewkesbury Town Band is a friendly, competing Fourth Section band. It is the most Northerly band in the West of England, situated just off junction 9 of the M5. The band enjoys a varied concert programme throughout the year and competes at the area contest in Torquay

Thornbury Town Band Thornbury Town Band is a 4th Section band located in Thornbury. South Gloucestershire.

Winchcombe Concert Brass (Now Winchcombe Concert Band) Was a brass band but has now included woodwind instruments so are no longer a traditional brass band. (Have included in the list for past members when was a traditional brass band)

Wotton Silver Band Wotton Silver Band, currently a Second Section band, enjoy a balance of engagements from fetes and bandstands to concerts and contests. They have enjoyed success at contests under their Musical Director Ian Dickinson. After gaining second place in the West of England Championships 2nd Section in March 2015, the band was promoted to the 1st Section from 2016 (the band's greatest contesting achievement in its long histor

  • Yorkley Onward Band

Emalgamated with Coleford Town Band in 1993 to become Forest of Dean Brass

past members Brian Frederick Howard (1936-2023)





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