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Welcome to the Brackley & District Band Website
Brackley & District Band was formed in the mid 1970s when a group of young musicians finished their time at school, but still wanted to enjoy playing in a Brass Band. Soon after this our Junior Band was also started. For over 30 years it has been based in the Band Club in the centre of Brackley. Some players still remain from the early days.
The Band has contested at all levels over the years, competing against some of the top bands in the country.
The band rehearses 7:45pm to 9:45pm, Mondays and Fridays in the Band Club. If you're looking for a new band, or a new challenge as a brass player, or would like to add some brass band magic to your event, we'd love to hear from you!
Majors and Minors
Majors and Minors was formed in 2014 with the aim to provide a group for young brass musicians, run by the members for the members in an atmosphere where they can develop and above all, have fun making music!
Music is chosen by the members and specially arranged to suit individual abilities. Players from our senior band are on hand to offer their expertise and support with Nigel Hall, a local composer, arranger and experienced conductor providing the musical direction.
Since its formation, Majors and Minors have performed at a variety of events, impressing wherever they go.
As the group is self-funding and supported by the Band Supporters Club, membership is also free!
If you’d like to know more or are interested in joining, you can read more here or we’d love to hear from you.
Looking to join a friendly, hardworking and forward thinking Brass Band with an exciting future?
We are currently looking to fill the following positions:
- Eb Bass
- Euphonium (position negotiable)
Contact us in confidence via the contact us page
Ready for Christmas yet?
You might not have already started thinking ahead to Christmas yet but we are very much looking forward to what is a very busy time of year for us. Our Christmas concert date is set for Monday 21 December 2015 at 7.30pm and will be held at St Peter's Church in Brackley. This is always a popular concert and we very much hope that you'll be able to join us for some jolly, festive music. You can't beat the sound of a traditional brass band at this time of year. Admission is FREE.
Funding Opportunities With Brass Bands England
Brass Bands England have been providing invaluable advice on how they can maximise their fundraising efforts to bands up and down the country.
One of the best opportunities for BBE to share this advice is at funding network meetings, and our treasurer, Nick Wilson recently organised such a meeting on 29th September.
With 17 representatives from various bands across the midlands and beyond it was a successful evening for all with ideas shared on how to gain access to a variety of funding sources, develop artistic projects and improve social media presence.
You can read more in this report from 4barsrest.