Aldbourne Band

About the Band - Aldbourne Band is a long established Brass Band based in Aldbourne near Marlborough - Wiltshire, originally formed in 1860 by the church organist. The Band's competing history goes back before the First World War and during the 1920's and 30's achieved great acclaim performing at the Crystal Palace in London. In 1981 the Band won the West of England Championships and competed at the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall as well as representing the area on BBC 2's "Best of Brass".

The Band presents 14 concerts and takes part in several contests each year, essential in maintaining very high musical standards. Many of the concerts are now long established events - for example our summer season of open air concerts in Aldbourne - Wiltshire. The "Pond Concerts" take place on the first Sunday of June, July, August and September in the village. ReadMore

Aldbourne Sweep the Board at Oxford Contest
The Oxford and District Brass Band Association run a February “Winter” contest at Woodstock and the Band entered this year in order to give themselves an opportunity to play, in contest conditions, the test piece for the Western Area finals.

The adjudicator, John Winterflood, awarded all four of their section’s prizes to Aldbourne. He gave best soloist jointly to the percussion section. Unusually, there was a "Best Bass section" prize, which they won and they were also awarded best overall performance in the Championship section.
3 March 2014
Band Success for Best in the West
Aldbourne Band won a resounding victory at their last outing to the South West Brass Band Association Annual Championships, held in Torquay at the end of 2013. They were placed first by adjudicators who were impressed with the beautiful and excellent playing. Best Soloist was also won by an Aldbourne player – Richard Hughes – for his contribution to the difficult contest piece ‘Year of The Dragon’ by Philip Sparke.
14 January 2014
Listen to the Band
Listen to extracts from our recent CD recording. The Band has other recordings, follow the link below...

1. Yeoman of the Guard Overture
2. Ave Maria
3. Bill Bailey
4. Live and Let Die
5. Someone to Watch Over Me
Grand Shield 2013
May 2013

Red Priest - Philip Wilby