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Avonbank Brass Band

We are based in the historic market town of Evesham in Worcestershire where we have been making music for nearly 75 years. We seek to entertain the public whilst enjoying ourselves and maintaining a keen competitive edge. We play a wide range of music from familiar brass band repertoire, the Salvation Army catalogue as well as some more challenging competition pieces. We always aim to play to a high standard, constantly stretching ourselves and reaching new heights. In recent years we have performed well in the West Midlands Second Section and enjoyed some success at the Wychavon Festival of Brass. Avonbank continues to be ambitious with high hopes for the future.

Musical Director

As a keen bandsman, Colin shares considerable musical experience with Avonbank. Colin played with Sherborne Town Band before joining the Army where he studied at the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall. As well as being the best cavalry trumpeter on his course, Colin was awarded the Cousins Memorial Parchment for exceptional proficiency on the Euphonium. After 16 years service, Colin left the army and was soon back in the thick of brass banding, performing as a soloist. He then became musical director of youth bands, first at Sherborne, and then at Wilton and District Youth Band before moving to become Conductor of Ledbury Community Band. Colin has enjoyed considerable success on the contest stage and Avonbank looks forward to even greater success under his baton in the years to come.

Meet the band

The Front Row

Stephen Lane - Principle Cornet

Dan Chandler


The Back Row

Soprano Cornet - Mike Pawson

Repiano Cornet - Rob Palmer


  Kate Smith

  Derick Eggerton

  Josh Hennessy

  Ben Kemp


Flugelhorn - Martin Musto

Solo Horn - Carol Smith

First Horn - Rachel Macrae

Second Horn - position vacant


First Baritone - Val Trim 

Second Baritone - Steph Arthur


Tim Kemp

Alex Macrae


Solo Trombone - Andrew Scarborough 

First Trombone - Ken Maden

Bass Trombone - Hillary Lower


Andrew Mclure

Kevin Hamby


Kit - Tim Gutteridge

Tuned Percussion - Steph Arthur

we are pleased to be associated with

Wychavon Festival of Brass

Wychavon’s Annual Entertainment Competition featuring a significant number of Champion Section Bands. 

Pershore Midsummer Brass

Pershore Midsummer Brass is an annual one day Brass Band Festival which takes place on the first Saturday in July. 

West Midlands Brass Band Association

An organisation supporting bands in the West Midlands

Midlands Regional Brass Band Championships

With Thanks to our Financial Supporters