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The 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 is available to hire for a variety of events; whether you need a small chamber group for a private function, or want to enjoy being wrapped up in that spine tingling sound only a full brass band can provide, we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch through our contact page.

Whether you've just moved into the area, looking to get back into it, or just looking for a change, we are always on the look out for talented brass and percussion instrumentalists.

We'd particularly like to hear from euphonium and trombone players.

Drop in and give us a try. We rehearse Monday & Friday, 19:45 - 21:45. Get in touch in confidence if you'd like to join us or try us.

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26 September 2018
Steven Mead with Brackley & District Band - Concert Report

Brackley & District Band and the Stowe Brass Musicians were delighted to have had the opportunity to work with Steven Mead, a world-famous euphonium soloist and tutor at the wonderful Stowe School during our Masterclass and evening concert on Saturday. The opportunity came about since our Musical Director Micah Parsons once studied under Steven as a young euphonium player.

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Steven Mead with Brackley & District Band - Concert Report
15 August 2018
PRESS RELEASE: WORLD RENOWNED EUPHONIUM SOLOIST AND TUTOR STEVEN MEAD TO HOST WORKSHOP AND CONCERT WITH BRACKLEY & DISTRICT BAND

Members of the Band together with Stowe School brass students will enjoy an afternoon workshop with Steven during which we will work on some challenging new repertoire as well as putting the final touches to the programme ahead of the evening concert. This workshop offers a fantastic opportunity for us all to draw upon Steven’s wealth of experience and talent.

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PRESS RELEASE: WORLD RENOWNED EUPHONIUM SOLOIST AND TUTOR STEVEN MEAD TO HOST WORKSHOP AND CONCERT WITH BRACKLEY & DISTRICT BAND
18 July 2018
Well Done Majors & Minors!

A big well done to the Majors & Minors, our development group, on their fab performance tonight at the Band Club. A great breadth of repertoire was demonstrated, a particular highlight being 'Under the Boardwalk', amongst others such as 'Summer Holiday', 'The Muppet Show' and 'Pavane'. Keep blowing and have a great break!

Rehearsals will start back up in September. If you are a beginner brass musician or would like to pick up that instrument you have tucked away in the loft again then give Floss a call at the Band Club on 01280 703934 for more details.

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Well Done Majors & Minors!
1 July 2018
CONCERT REPORT: Joint Summer Concert with NMPAT Brackley & Cheney

The band had a fantastic evening in our first joint venture with local NMPAT - Brackley & Cheney musicians. We shared the stage with their Senior Woodwind & Brass and Junior Brass Ensembles, concluding the evening with a fun rendition of 'Tequila'!

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CONCERT REPORT: Joint Summer Concert with NMPAT Brackley & Cheney

Sponsors

Brackley & District Band is proud to have Aries Accountants, a supplier of accountancy, tax advice and payroll services in Oxfordshire as our sponsor for the Solo Baritone seat. www.aries-accountants.co.uk
Brackley and District Band is proud to have Spratt Endicott Solicitors, who provide a full range of legal services to both individuals and businesses, as our sponsor of the Principal Cornet seat. See more on their website: www.se-law.co.uk
We are delighted to have Mel Kirkpatrick as our sponsor for the Repiano Cornet seat, a seat held by her husband, Chris (pictured).
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Seat Sponsorship
We offer a sponsorship scheme which gives you the opportunity to support the band by sponsoring a particular seat in the band. For example, you might like to sponsor the seat of a friend or relative, or as a business support a member of staff. We are delighted to have Aries Accountants Limited, Spratt Endicott Solicitors and Mel Kirkpatrick sponsoring the Solo Baritone, Principal Cornet and Repiano Cornet seats respectively.
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