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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  gavin@ibew.co.uk

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

NameDateFormer namesNotes
Saffron Walden Town Band  A Saffron Walden Brass Band played for the town's proclamation of King Edward VII in 1901, and for the Rev Latimer Neville's jubilee as rector of Heydon – he was also Master of Magdalene College at the time
Sale Brass1849Stretford Temperance Band, Stretford Silver, Stretford Temperance Band, Stretford Borough Band (1933), Sale Concert Band (1971), Sale Brass BandStretford Temperance Band -split into two - Stretford Silver Band and Stretford Old Band (later to become Stretford Band)
Salisbury City Brass Band1958Salisbury and Elizabeth Band, Salisbury & Elizabeth Brass Band (1959), [Australia]
Salopian Brass   
Saltash Town Band1975  
Sandhurst Silver Band1908  
Sandleheath Band   
Sanquhar and District Silver Band   
Scissett Youth Band1978  
Seaford Silver Band1922  
Sedburgh Town Band1999  
Selkirk Silver Band1897Selkirk Silver Jubilee BandThe band's full title is Selkirk Royal Burgh Silver Band
Sellers International Band 1986Huddersfield Tecol Band, Sellers College Brass, Sellers Engineering Band  
Sett Valley Brass Band   
Severn Tunnel Band 1923 Original members worked for the GWR at the nearby station and engine sheds.
Shaftesbury Town Silver Band 1898Shaftesbury Town Band  
Shanklin Town Brass Band 1993  
Sharpness & District Silver Band1970 Sharpness Temperance Band formed before 1900, became Sharpness & District Prize Band before WW1 when the members couldn't stay away from the pub! Disbanded in WW2.
Shaw Band   
Shaw Youth Band   
Sheffield Police Band1870sdisbanded in 1930s 
Shepherd Building Group Brass Band1903Rowntree's Cocoa Works Band, Rowntree Works Band, Rowntree Mackintosh Band, Rowntrees Band (to 2004)Formed from former members of the Groves Wesleyan Mission Band
Shepparton Brass Band1913 [Australia]
Sherborne Town Band 1961  
Sherburn Brass Band  Active in 1905 - Bandmaster, W. Pinkney
Shildon Community Band1988South Durham Industries Brass Band, South Durham Industries (Shildon) Brass Band, North Eastern Industries Brass Band (early 1990s to late 1990s) 
Shildon Town Band1937  
Shipston Town Band1912 Shipston Band was formed in 1912 as the result of a bet between Mr. Charles Holman and Mr. Frank Parsons. Mr. Holman, a former military band master, bet Mr. Parsons that he could train a band within six weeks fit enough to march through the streets of Shipston. Six weeks to the day the band duly marched, finishing in the square and pausing at each comer to play a waltz- It was reported that by the time the band returned to the square only two players were still playing, namely Charles Holman and the bass drum, but Charles Holman was adjudged to have won his bet and the band has been in existence ever since.
Shirebrook Miners' Welfare Unison Band1903Shirebrook Silver Prize Band (to 1949), Shirebrook Miners' Welfare Brass BandShirebrook Silver Prize Band (Mansfield) was active in the 1950s
Shirland Welfare Band 1998Shirland Miners Welfare Silver Band 
Shirley Band 1919Shirley Town Band, Shirley Silver Band 
Shotts St Patrick's Brass Band1878also known as Shotts RC Band 
Shrewsbury Brass Band1980Sabrina Brass Band (to 2012)Originally formed in the mid 1970s as an instrumental teachers quintet, delveloped into full brass band in 1980
Shrewton Silver Band 1831 1831 -First evidence in print of the forerunner of the Shrewton Silver Band, 1856 - William Kilford and Henry Scott, conductors of the Shrewton Band. 1895 - Frederick Smith, conductor, 1909 - Frank Kilford, conductor, 1911 - Shrewton Band earned £5 for the Coronation celebrations at Shrewton, 1922 - purchased new uniforms - 1934 - raised £4 10s from a Sunday Concert for the Gresford Colliery Disaster Fund
Sidmouth Town Band1862  
Silchester School Band1987  
Silicon Valley Brass Band2008 [USA]
Silk Brass1997  
Silsden Town Band   
Silver Threads Band1981 [Australia]
Simon Langton Brass2011  
Simply Brass1934Canvey Subscription Band (to 1975), Castle Point Brass Band (to 2007) 
Singleton Town Band1878 [Australia]
Singleton Town Band1878 [Australia]
Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills Band1979South East Derbyshire Music Centre Band, Orion Airways Band, Britannia Airways Band, Thorntons Brass (to 2008) 
Skegness Silver Band1928Skegness Town Band, Skegness Excelsior Silver Band 
Skelmanthorpe Band1843Skelmanthorpe Prize Silver Band, Skelmanthorpe Band, Innovate Skelmanthorpe Band (to 2007) 
Skelmersdale Prize Band 1878Skelmersdale Temperance Band 
Slaidburn Silver Band1898  
Slaithwaite Band1892Upper Slaithwaite Brass & Reed Band, Upper Slaithwaite Prize Band (around 1905) 
Smiths Locksmiths Manukau City Band  [New Zealand]
Snibston & Desford Colliery Band1863Snibston Colliery Band, Ebenezer Chapel Band, Coalville Coronation Band, Snibston Colliery Silver Prize Band (1924) 
Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band 1929  
Société de musique "Les Enfants des Deux Républiques"1897 [France]
Soham Comrades Band1921Amalgamation of Soham Excelsior Prize Band and Soham Town Band 
Somersham Town Band1981 Earlier band existed from 1919 to 1961
Soundhouse Brass 1928Plymouth City Mission Band, Plymouth Silver Band, Plymouth Band of the Royal British Legion Crownhill (1982-2002) 
South Bank Band1900sSouth Bank Old Band 
South Brisbane Federal Band1912Federal Brass Band (to 1920)[Australia]
South Durham Industries Band1988  
South Hiendley Brass Band   
South Kirkby Renaissance Band2005  
South Milford Brass1982Hambleton Brass, Hambleton Brass SHS, ASDA Manufacturing Band (1989-1992) 
South Molton Town Band1880  
South Notts. Hussars Yeomanry Band1954 The South Notts. Hussars Yeomanry was raised in 1794 and Regimented in 1826. The first reference to a Regimental Band being in the ”Nottingham Journal” of May 1828. It is noted that at this time the band was a mounted band. During the second world war the South Notts. Hussars, including the band, were involved on active service, and in June of 1942 were involved in the battle of Knightsbridge, which is reported as being “The last stand of the South Notts. Hussars”. The band was annihilated in this action with only eight members surviving. The grandson of one of the survivors is a member of the current cornet section. The band was reformed as a wholly Brass Band in 1954 under the leadership of Harry Ryder and over the last fifty years has taken part in many official engagements, including Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade on three occasions and a tour of Germany. In the nineteen ninety's they performed at many engagements for the Royal Family. Since the band was reformed in 1954 there have been some very competent musicians at the helm who have both composed and arranged music for the band. Having lost official Territorial Army status approximately ten years ago due to government cuts to funding military music the band has been under strength, but still performs regularly
South Shields Peoples Mission Band1899  
South West Trains Woodfalls Band1874Woodfalls Temperance Band, South of England Temperance Band, Woodfalls Silver Band, S.W.T. Woodfalls Silver Band 
South Yorkshire Police Band1979  
Southend Band1900sSouthend Military Band, Southend Civil Defence Band, Southend Ambulance Brigade Band, Southend British Legion Band, Southend United Football Supporters' Club Band 
Southern Districts Band  [Australia]
Southfields Concert Brass  Leicester
Southwest Michigan College Brass Band 1992 [USA]
Sovereign Brass1987Sovereign Brass (to 1994), Woolley Pritchard Sovereign Brass 
Spalding Youth Brass1989  
Spen Valley Brass Band1971Gomersal Junior BandMay have amalgamated with Grange Moor Band in 2005?
Spennymoor Town Band1982 A previous Spennymoor Band had existed from the 1800s until it folded in 1978
Spinnaker Brass2007  
St Agnes Silver Band1907St Agnes Town Band 
St Albans City Band1892  
St Austell Town Band1837 St Austell, December 1837: “It gives us much pleasure to announce that several young men of this town have formed themselves into an amateur brass band, under the able tuition of Mr. Colless, professor of music from Jersey, whose efforts to instruct them seem to be crowned with complete success. During the past week, they have been playing several popular airs in public; and their proficiency not only reflected the highest credit on both tutor and pupils, but gave general satisfaction to all who heard them. We trust they will persevere, and that Mr. Colless may meet with that encouragement which his endeavours to please so justly entitle him to receive.”
St Boswells Concert Band1946  
St Breward Silver Band1899  
St David's Brass1981St.Davids High School Brass Band. 
St Dennis Band1836  
St Fachtna's Silver Band1912 [Ireland]
St Gennys Silver Band1907St Gennys Brass Band, St Gennys Silver Prize BandFormed in March 1907 by schoolmaster A. Cooke.
St George Brass Band2000Kogarah District Brass Band[Australia]
St John's (Mossley) Band1934Mossley (Home Guard) 35th Cheshire Regiment Band (during WW2) 
St John's Castle Band1992 Formed in 1992 from the remnants of the Church Lads Brigade
St Joseph's Brass Band 1960s  
St Keverne Band1896  
St Kilda Sentinel Brass  [New Zealand]
St Mark's Silver Band19263rd Portadown Old Boys' Band (to 1950s) 
St Marys Brass Band1882South Creek Brass Band[Australia]
St Michael's Brass Band1976St Michael's Scouts and Guide Band, St Michael's Church Band (1989) 
St Minver Silver Band  Cornwall
St Newlyn East Brass Band1911  
St Pinnock Band1907 Formed as a brass and reed band in 1866
St Ronan's Silver Band 1880St. Ronan's Brass Band (to 1913)Other related bands: Innerleithen and Traquair Brass Band , 3rd Peeblesshire Volunteer Band
St Sebastian (Wokingham) Brass Band 1931St Sebastian Parish Band (to 1978) 
St Stythians Band1928St Stythians Silver Band 
St Swithin's Silver Band   
St Swithun's Band1951  
Stacksteads Band1900sStacksteads Prize Band 
Staffordshire Band 1954Aldridge Town Band, Aldridge Brownhills Brass Band (1966), Walsall Metropolitan Band (1975), Walsall Servis Band (1980), Walsall Highgate Band (1983), C.I.Group Brass (1988), Staffordshire Building Society Band (1993-1998) 
Staines Brass Band 1930Staines United Temperance Band 
Stalham Brass Band 1849Stalham Excelsior Band (to 1914) 
Stalybridge Old Band1809Stalybridge Band, Stalybridge Public Band, Stalybridge Tetley Walker Brewery Band (1981-3), Stalybridge Jones & Brother Band (1986-90) 
Stamford Brass1885Stamford Borough Band, Stamford Town Silver Band, Stamford Town Band, Premier Brass (1990-1996) 
Standish Band 1873Crooke Band, Crooke Miners Welfare Band (1950), Kirkless (NCB) Band, Quaker House Colliery Band (1987-1990) 
Stanhope Silver Band1930s Another source states the band was formed in 1823 as a brass and reed band. Became Peat Hill Band in 1824. Sometime after the 1850s it became Stanhope Saxhorn Band. It also became a volunteer band.
Stanley Newmarket Colliery Band2013  
Stannary Brass Band1995  
Stannington Brass Band 1881Stannington Church Brass Band (to 1962)Break of 6 years until reformed as Stannington Brass Band in 1968
Stansted Silver Band2003  
Stape Silver Band1884  
Stiperstones Brass   
Stockport Silver Band1954 Formed by the merger of Stockport Yeomanry and Edgeley Prize Band
Stoke-sub-Hamdon Band1945Stoke Military Band, converted to all brass in 1950. Stoke Silver Band 
Stone Town Band1954  
Stonnington City Brass1911Prahran and Malvern Tramways Employees Band, Malvern and Prahran Tramways Employees Band (1912), Malvern Tramways Band (to 1947), Malvern Municipal Band (1947)[Australia]
Stourport-On-Severn Brass Band1969Stourport Youth Band  
Stowmarket Concert Band1962  
Strabane Concert Brass 1979Tyrone Youth Band 
Strata Brass Hoyland Town Band, Wards Brewery (Hoyland) Band 
Stretford Band1849Stretford Temperance Band, Stretford Old BandStretford Temperance Band -split into two - Stretford Old Band and Stretford Silver Band (later to become Sale Brass Band)
Stubbs Band1907 [Australia]
Suffolk Phoenix Brass1970sSuffolk Fire Service Band 
Summerbridge and Dacre Silver Band1902Summerbridge and Dacre Temperance Brass BandDarley Silver Band merged in 1959
Sun Life Band1968Stanshawe Band, Stanshawe (Bristol) Band (1972), Sun Life Stanshawe Band (1972), Sun Life Band (1983) - disbanded 1997 
Sunnybank Brass Band1963Sunnybank and District Band Inc[Australia]
Sunraysia District Band1929 [Australia]
Sunraysia Methodist Church Brass Band1906 [Australia]
Sunraysia Salvation Army Band1906 [Australia]
Sunshine Brass  [Australia]
Surfers Paradise Brass Band1987Versatile Brass (to 1994)[Australia]
Sussex Brass (Hastings)1968 Formed by merger of Pevensey Silver Band & Hastings Borough Band. Has its origins and roots in Pevensey Silver Band, Hastings and St Leonard's Band, Wellington Square Boys Band and others.
Sutherland Shire Brass St George District Band, St George Sutherland Shire Band (1953), Sutherland Shire Silver Band (1973-2001)[Australia]
Swindon Brass 1982Swindon Young Musician's Youth Brass Band, Swindon Youth Brass (1986), Swindon Band (1991-1995) 
Swindon Pegasus Brass 1912Swindon (Gorse Hill) Brass Band, Great Western Railway Social, Education and Union Association Band, Swindon Rail Staff Association Band, British Railways Silver Band (Swindon), Swindon B.R. Band (to 1989), Swindon Concert Brass 
Swineshead Silver Band1886Swineshead Brass Band 
Swinton & District Excelsior Band1936  
Sydney Congress Hall Band  [Australia]
Symington Memorial Silver Band1952  
Syston Band 1971Syston Royal British Legion Band  
Tadley Brass Band1875Tadley Gospel Temperance Band, Tadley Silver Band, Tadley Silver Prize Band, Tadley (MGH) Band  
Tadley Concert Brass1975Tadley Youth Band 
Tamlaghtmore Silver Band   
Tamworth RSL Brass Band1998 [Australia]
Tanunda Town Band1857 [Australia]
Tarleton Brass Band2000Tarleton & District Band 
Tarporley Band1875Tarporley Silver Band 
Tarrington Brass Band1911 [Australia]
Tasman Eastern Bay of Plenty Brass  [New Zealand]
Tata Brass Band British Steel Band (Port Talbot), Corus Concert Band, Corus (Port Talbot) Brass Band (to 2011) 
Tauranga Brass  [New Zealand]
Tauranga City Silver Band  [New Zealand]
Taverham Band1974  
Tavistock Town Band1974  
Taxal Youth Band   
Tayport Instrumental Band1970  
Te Awamutu Auxiliary Band  [New Zealand]
Te Awamutu Brass  [New Zealand]
Templemore Band1949Templemore Avenue Public Elementary School Band 
Tenby District Brass Band1973  
Test Valley Brass1970  
Test Valley Brass Youth Band 1990  
Tewit Youth Band1978  
Tewkesbury Town Band1974Tewkesbury Town Brass Band (to 1976) 
Thirsk Royal British Legion   
Thomas Coaches Mid Rhondda Brass Band1941Tonypandy Silver Band, Mid Rhondda Band (1949-1995)Formed from members of the Tonypandy Drum and Fife Band
Thompsons Foundry Band1885 [Australia]
Thoresby Colliery Band1948Thoresby Colliery Welfare Band, Thoresby Colliery Welfare (Dosco) Band, Thoresby RJB Band 
Thornbury Band1974Disbanded in November 2004Formed by remaining members of disbanded Hambrook Silver Band
Thornbury Town Band1980Thornbury Junior Band (to 1990), Thornbury Castle Band (to 2011) 
Thornley Colliery Band1870Disbanded in 1914 and reformed in 1919 
Thornsett Band Thornsett Prize Band 
Thornton-Cleveleys Brass Band1962  
Thorpe Hesley Brass Thorpe Hesley Co-operative Band 
Thrapston Town Band1858Thrapston Temperance Band (to 1861), Thrapston Nene Side Foundry Band (to 1868), Thrapston Nene Side Ironworks Band (to 1900), Thrapston Town Silver Prize Band (to 1970) 
Thundersley Brass Band1980  
Thurcroft Welfare Band Thurcroft Main Colliery Band 
Thuringowa Brass Band1962Townsville Federal Band, QLD Railway Institute Band (1966), QLD Postal Institute Concert Band (1969), QLD PYC Concert Band (1974), Thuringowa Shire Band (1977-1985)[Australia]
Thurles Silver Band   
Thurlstone Brass Band 1854  
Thurrock Spectrum Brass1998  
Tideswell Band1876Tideswell Old Band, Tideswell Public Band, Tideswell Silver Prize Band (1928),  
Tilbury Band 1919Tilbury Railwaymen's Band, Tilbury Town Silver Prize Band, Tilbury Town Band, (1921-1960s) 
Timperley Brass Band1999Timperley Silver BandDisbanded in February 2005 then reformed later in the summer of that year
Tingley Brass Band1979Tingley Youth Band,  
Tintwistle Band1888Tintwistle Public Band 
Titan Hutt City Brass  [New Zealand]
Tiverton Town Band   
Toddington Town Band1987  
Todmorden Community Brass Band 2001  
Tongwynlais Temperance Silver Band1888  
Töölö Brass1980 Finland
Toowoomba Municipal Brass Band1870Austral Band (to 1922)[Australia]
Torbay Brass1976 Formed by some enthusiastic tutors from the South Devon College, Torquay. From that small start the band has grown and now boasts a sister band - Torbay Concert Brass.
Torbay Concert Brass1983  
Toronto Brass  [Australia]
Torrington Silver Band1950s  
Totnes Band1971  
Tottington Public Band1835Tottington Original Band, Tottington Prize BandThe first recorded history of Tottington's village band is to be found in the minute book of Tottington Methodist Church. This states the band played for their Whitsuntide Walking Day Procession of Witness in 1835. The band will possibly have been formed some years earlier, and over the many years since, its name has changed several times. Tottington Original Band and Tottington Prize Band to name but two, but in recent years it has been called "Tottington Public Band". But with no other records to verify the exact date the band was formed, 1835 has therefore always been accepted as the year it was formed.
Towcester Studio Band1910  
Towneley Unity Youth Band1994Towneley High School Brass Band (to 2000), Towneley High School Youth Band (to 2006)Name changed because Towneley High School closed in August 2006 as part of a re-organisation of schools in Burnley Lancashire. The Towneley name was retained because of our national and international reputation under that name and Unity added to reflect our new host school, Unity College.
Townsville Brass  [Australia]
Towyn Silver Band1887Towyn Brass Band 
Traralgon City Brass Band1881 [Australia]
Tredegar Town Band1876Tredegar Workmen's Town BandTredegar Town Band's history can be traced as far back as 1849 when they are recorded as leading a giant procession to celebrate the opening of a new mill for the Tredegar Iron and Coal Company. In 1876 facing extinction local citizens met in the Town Hall and pledged financial support
Trefor Seindorf Arian (Caernarfon)1863  
Treherbert Band1890Glenrhondda Colliery Band, Glenrhondda Silver Band, Upper Rhondda Band (1960s), Treherbert and District Silver Band, Treherbert Silver Band  
Trentham Brass Band1970sNorth Staffordshire Concert Brass, Royal Doulton Brass Band, City of Stoke on Trent Brass Band (to 2004) 
Triangle Brass Band1986WRAL Band[USA]
Trimdon Concert Brass1870Thornley Colliery Brass BandRumoured to have been the first Band to have had Durham Brass Band League Membership. During the early 1990's membership of the band declined to an all time low. In a desperate attempt to survive it was decided to relocate a few miles down the road to Trimdon, where the majority of the remaining players came from. The community of Trimdon welcomed the band with open arms and continue to support them
Trinity Girls Brass Band1959Girls Guildry Band, Trinity Girls Silver Band 
Trowbridge & District Brass Band   
Trowbridge & District Youth Band1983  
Trust Porirua City Brass  [New Zealand]
Trusts Waitakere Brass  [New Zealand]
Tudor Brass   
Tule British Brass Band  Visalia Community British Brass Band[USA]
Tullis Russell Mills Band1919Tullis Russell Mills Brass Band 
Tullyvallen Silver Band  Based in Newtownhamilton
Turriff Silver Band1911  
Tyldesley Band (Maxilead Metals)1877Tyldesley Good Templars Band, Tyldesley Temperance Brass Band (1882), Tyldesley Wesleyan Temperance Prize Band, Tyldesley Temperance Prize Band (1906), Tyldesley Subscription Prize Band (1920), Tyldesley Prize Band (1940s), Tyldesley Band (1983), Lancastrian Building Society Tyldesley Band (1988), Tyldesley BandTyldesley Band
Tylorstown Band1920Tylorstown & District Silver Band, Tylorstown & Mardy Colliery Band (1978-1995), Tylorstown (Valley Lines) Brass Band, Tylorstown Band Arriva Trains Wales (to 2008) 
Tywyn Silver Band  Records of the band, from 1906-1930, are held by National Library of Wales
Uckfield Concert Brass1957The Uckfield Band, Uckfield Industries Band, Friday-Ad BrassUckfield Youth Brass (currently dormant)
UK Paper Concert Band1883Daily Chronicle Band, Edward Lloyd Band, Edward Lloyd (Paper Mill) Silver Band, Lloyds Silver Band, Bowater Lloyd Band (to 1936), Bowater Band (to 1988) 
Ulverston Town Band1850s  
Unison Kinneil Band1858Kinneil BandFormed by a group of miners in Bo'ness
Unite the Union Brass Band1900Sheffield Recreation Brass Band, City of Sheffield Band (1970s), Quaker Sutherland Band, Andrews Heat for Hire Band (1980-4), City of Sheffield Band, Stocksbridge Engineering Steels Band (1988), UES Stocksbridge Band (1990s), ASDA Stocksbridge Band (2000), Stocksbridge Band (2002), City of Sheffield Band (to 2012)Absorbed remains of Sheffield Transport Band in the 1950s
United Norwest 2000 Brass1990South Cheshire Young Brass, Normid 2000 Band (to 1998) 
Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Brass1920 [New Zealand]
Upper Rhondda Brass Band2003 Formed from a local junior band
Uppermill Brass Band1979  
Usk Youth Brass Band1990s  
Uttoxeter Town Brass Band1996 A previous Uttoxeter Town Band folded in the late 1940's or early 1950s
Vale of Glamorgan Brass Band1976  
Valley Brass (Haydock)1992Haydock Youth Brass Band 
VBS Poynton Brass Band1830sPoynton Brass Band (to 1990) 
Vectis Brass1947Band of the 1024 Squadron, Ryde Borough Band, Ryde Concert Band (1970s - 1995) 
Ventura British Brass2005 [USA]
Verwood Concert Brass1864Verwood Temperance Band, Verwood Prize Band (1930s to 1976) 
Victor Harbor City Band  [Australia]
Victorian State Youth Brass Band  [Australia]
Vintage Brass Band 1980  
Virtuosi GUS Band1933Munn And Felton Works Band, G.U.S. (Footwear) Band, Rigid Containers Group Band (1988), GUS Band, Travelsphere Holidays Band (to 2005), GUS Band (to 2006) 
Wadebridge Town Band2002  
Wadhurst Brass Band1960Wadhurst School Band, Wadhurst Youth Band (to 1974) 
Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band1977  
Walkden Band  Merged with Eaton's Farnworth Brass Band in 2004
Walkers Engineering Works Band  [Australia]
Waltham Forest Brass1993  
Waltham St Lawrence Silver Band1860s  
Wansbeck's Ashington Colliery Band1906Ashington Public Band, North Seaton Colliery Band (1930), Ashington Colliery Band (1961), Formed in October 1906
Wantage Silver Band1972  
Waratah Brass - Newcastle1884 [Australia]
Warbleton & Buxted Band1952Buxted and Warbleton BandAmalgamation of Warbleton Brass and Reed Band, and Buxted Brass Band
Wardle and District Anderson Brass 1990Wardle Section Band, Anderson Brass 
Ware Brass1895Ware Band, Ware Town Band (to 1978) 
Warminster Brass Band1880  
Warragul Municipal Band1888 [Australia]
Warrenpoint Silver Band1950  
Warringah Concert Brass Band1979 [Australia]
Warrington Brass1965Warrington Junior Silver Band, Warrington Youth Band (1967-1999) 
Warriparinga Brass2003 [Australia]
Warriparinga Brass2004 [Australia] - Formed as the training band for Marion City Band in South Australia
Warsash Band   
Washington Brass Band 2007  
Watchet Town Band1893  
Water Band1866  
Waterbeach Brass1978  
Watership Brass1980Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Band (to 1984)Started life in Basingstoke then moved to Kingsclere, then to Newbury
Watford Band1895London and North Western Railway Band, Watford Artisan Silver Band, Watford Silver Prize Band, Watford Silver Prize and British Legion Band, Watford United Ex-Service Men's Band, Watford Silver Band, Hosier & Dickinson Watford Band (2003) 
Watton Silver Band Watton Volunteer Band, Watton Town Band, Watton British Legion Band (1930s-1950s), Watton and District BandLink with previous Hingham and Watton Band?
Waveney Valley Brass   
Waverley Bondi Beach Band1958 [Australia]
Wealden Brass1979Vines Cross Modern Brass (to 1980), Hailsham and Vines Cross Modern Brass 
Welbeck Estates Band1980  
Wellesley Colliery Band1926 Amalgamated with Buckhaven Town Band in 1976
Wellington (Telford) Brass Band2000 Dawley (Telford) Band ? Active in the early 1990s
Wellington Memorial Silver Band1945 Wellington Defenders (flute band) prior to conversion in 1945
Wells City Band1850  
Welwyn Garden City Band1934  
Wem Jubilee Band1977  
Wendron Silver Band   
West Chiltington Silver Band1908  
West Lothian Schools Brass Band1972  
West Mercia Constabulary Band1988  
West Midlands Police Band1928Coventry City Police Band (to 1976) 
West Pelton Community Brass Band2007  
West Somerset Brass1952Watchet Royal British Legion Band (to 2008) 
West Wycombe Brass Band1871 Formed by a group of handbell ringers
West Yorkshire Brass1987  
West Yorkshire Police Band1984 (1899) Police Bands have entertained the public in West Yorkshire for over a century. Bradford City Police Band was formed as long ago as 1899, with Leeds City following some fifteen years later.In 1974 the Leeds and Bradford forces amalgamated to form The West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police, and both bands merged at that time to become The West Yorkshire Police Band. Initially military in style, with woodwind, brass and percussion, in 1984 a new ethos was agreed and from that date the band has been styled in the traditional Brass Band format.
Westerleigh Brass Band2003  
Western Brass  [Australia]
Western Missouri Brass Band1985 [USA]
Westhoek Brass  [Belgium]
Westoe Brass Band1890Tyne Dock Temperance Band (1890-1911), Harton Colliery Band, Harton and Westoe Colliery Band, Westoe Colliery Band (1985), Westoe (STHCT) Band (1993-2006)In 1911 Harton Colliery adopted the players of the Tyne Dock Temperance Band to form Harton Colliery Band. It became one of the finest bands in the country and won the British Open in 1919, the first colliery band to do so. It maintained its leading position for 25 years. until, in 1984, the miner's strike helped to precipitate its downfall and at one time the strike brought down the number in the band to only three and local school children were recruited to keep the practices going. Previously the Westoe colliery had re-opened and as the Harton and Westoe Colliery Band it continued until 1968 when, with the closure of Harton Colliery, it dropped the name Harton from its title. The end of the band was feared when the Westoe Colliery closed in 1991 but the determination of its members kept it going until1993 when the South Tyneside Health Care Trust came to its rescue as a sponsor by providing rehearsal facilities for them, and they in turn provided fund-raising concerts for the benefit of hospital patients.
Weston Brass1963Weston Silver Band, Weston Concert Band (to 1994) 
Weston Silver Band  [Canada]
Westport Municipal  [New Zealand]
Wetherby & District Silver Band 1878Wetherby Brass Band, Wetherby Silver Band 
Weymouth Concert Brass 1985  
Whaley Bridge Band1865Whaley Brass Band, Whaley Bridge Volunteer Band, Whaley Bridge Public Band 
Whangarei District Brass  [New Zealand]
Whitby Brass Band  [Canada]
Whitchurch Band 1973  
Whitehaven Brass Band1856Blacks Band amalgamated with Whitehaven Public Band and Whitehaven Miners Band. Whitehaven Borough Prize Band, Copeland Borough Band (1974-1993) 
Whitehouse Silver Band1900s Amalgamated with Carrick Amateurs Band in 1985
Whitstable Brass1977  
Whitwell Brass Band 1900Old Whitwell Village Band, Whitwell Temperance Band, Whitwell Colliery Band, Whitwell Colliery Miners Welfare BandA brass band was first known in the village in 1875. During the 1920's the British Legion Band was formed with headquarters at the George Inn. The Whitwell Silver Prize Band followed, supported by the Colliery and conducted by Mr. Waiters until about 1936. The band was reformed under conductor Mr. West, at the Middle Club and in 1950, under the CISWO, moved to the Miner's Welfare with conductors J. Harrison and J. Bright. Early in the 1960's the band was reformed under Wilf Wheatley and the present conductor, Dennis Wheatley, took over in 1970.
Whitworth Vale and Healey Band1884 Healey Hall Band, which became defunct in 1884, amalgamated with the Whitworth Vale Band shortly afterwards to form the current band.
Whitworth Veterans Band  Made up of ex Whitworth Vale and Healey Band players and friends - meets only once a month between September and March and holds its annual concert in February.
Wibsey Brass Band Wibsey Brass and Reed Band 
Wicken Coronation Band1911  
Wigan Youth Brass Band1998  
Wigston Brass Band1890sWigston Wesleyan Mission Band, Wigston Temperance Silver Prize Band (from 1902) 
Willoughby City Band1960Chatswood District Band[Australia]
Wilmslow Silver Band1895  
Wilton and District Youth Band1965Wilton School Band (to 1970), Wilton and District Schools Band (to 1976) 
Wincanton Silver Band1890Wincanton Brass BandFormed by a group of trustees who purchased a set of instruments for players to use. There are ancestors of these trustees in todays band. The Band has had much contesting success throughout its existance, including being West of England Champions in the 1940's. The Band regularly took part in contests at Crystal Palace and Belle View. Todays band is still very much a family orientated band, with 3 generations of one family, husband and wife partnerships and brothers amongst the members.
Winchcombe Concert Brass1984Winchcombe Town Band, Group 4 Winchcombe Concert Brass (1994-2000)Earlier Winchcombe Town Bands in early 20th century and also one formed in 1954
Windcorp Brassband2005 [Sweden]
Wingates Band1873Wingates Good Templar's Band, Wingates Temperance Band, Bass Wingates (1982-1984), British Aerospace Wingates (1985-90) 
Winterley Brass1938Winterley Methodist Brass Band 
Wirral Brass2010  
Wirral Brass Ensemble1997  
Witney Town Band1850Witney Temperance Band 
Wiveliscombe Town Band1900s  
Wodonga Brass Wodonga Citizens Band[Australia]
Wolverton Town Band1908Wolverton Town Band, Wolverton British Railway and Town Silver Band (1951-1989) 
Wonderbrass2011 Cornish women's band
Woodbridge Excelsior Brass Band1846Woodbridge Temperance Band (to 1916) 
Woodfalls Concert Brass1976Woodfalls Juniors Band 
Woodhouse Prize Band1853Handsworth-Woodhouse Band, Handsworth Woodhouse Prize BandIn 1896 the band headed a Druids Church Parade at Worksop. They proceeded along Bridge Place, Eastgate, Priorswell Road, Potter Street to the United Free Methodist Church. After the church service the procession continued through Bridge Street, Westgate, Norfolk Street and Newcastle Avenue to the cricket ground, where the Band gave a concert, which included such items as: March - The Roman, Selection per Astra Fideles - Mayerbeer (with cornet solo), Variations - played by Mr E.Trout, Selection "Comfort ye my people" - Handel, Selection "Kyrie & Gloria" unknown composer. It was mentioned that the band had taken part in four contests that year and had won 5 prizes. Indeed, on the previous Saturday the Handsworth Band had won 2nd prize at Pleasley in the 'selection' and Mr E.Trout won a silver medal for the best cornet player in the test piece. Much of the success of the band was attributed to the conductor Mr J.W.Coupe. There was a further parade at 5.15pm which proceeded via Bridge Place, Potter Street on to the cricket ground, where the band gave another concert. The programme included the following items: March - The Cornet, Selection - Warce - R.Smith, Selection - Lucretia Borgia - H.Round, Selection - Trill the Lark - Metcalf, Selection - Mozart - H.Round, March - George the Fire - R.Smith.
Woolston Junior Band  [New Zealand]
Wootton Bassett Brass Band1980  
Worcester Concert Brass1982Nunnery Wood Youth Band (to 1993) 
Workington Town Band1913  
Worksop Miners Welfare Band1832Worksop Town Band 
Worsbrough Brass1993  
Worthing Silver Band1975Worthing Youth Band 
Wotton & District Silver Band1894Kingswood Abbey Band, Abbey Silver Prize Band (to 1968) 
Wrentham Band 1919  
Wrexham Brass NEWI Band1884Rhos Brass Band, Rhos Prize Silver Band, Hafod Colliery Band, Rhos and District Silver Band (1968-2000), Wrexham Brass 
Wrexham Citadel SA Band1880  
Wroughton Silver Band1890 An earlier band existed in Wroughton sometime in the late 19th century
Yarm and District Band1945Head Wrightson Works Band (to 1980), Middlesborough (Dovecot) Brass (to 1989)Merged in 1998 with Lingdale Silver Band to form Lockwood Band
Yarnton Band1959  
Yarwell & Nasington Britannia Band1970s Earlier band in Yarwell/Nassington dates back to early 19th century
Yellow Cabs Bayside Brass 1954Wynnum Manly and Citizens Band (to 2001), Bayside Brass (to 2002)[Australia] - Amalgamation of Manly Concert Band and Moreton Bay Band
Yeovil Town Band1967 Merger of Yeovil Working Men's Band and Yeovil Corporation Band
Yiewsley & West Drayton Band1890Yiewsley Weslyan Band of Hope 
Ynyshir Band1946Ynyshir and Wattstown Colliery Band, Ynyshir Welfare Band, Ynyshir (Stacks of Tiles) Band (1999) 
York Railway Institute Band1952 Formed by merger of the York City Brass Band and the Ebor Excelsior Silver Band
York Railway Institute Golden Rail Band1963  
Yorkshire Building Society Community Brass Hammonds Junior Band (to 1993) 
Yorkshire Imperial Band1931Yorkshire Copper Works Band, Band of the Yorkshire Imperial Metals (1958), Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band, Yorkshire Imperial Band (1980), I.M.I. Yorkshire Imperial Band, DUT Yorkshire Imperial Band, DUT Yorkshire Imperial Rothwell Bandformed from members of the Stourton Memorial Band
Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Band1999Amalgamation of DUT Yorkshire Imperial Band and Rothwell Band 
Yorkshire Traction Honley1997  
Young Ambassadors Brass Band of Great Britain   
Young Lancashire Brass1960  
Youth Brass 2000 1990  
Ystalyfera Public Band1865Ysatlyfera Temperance Silver Band, aka Blue Ribbon Band the first brass band in the Swansea Valley.
Ystradgynlais Public Band 1903Ystradgynlais Public Prize Band 
Zone One Brass Band2002 Founded by students of the Royal College of Music
Zuiderkempische Brassband  [Belgium]

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