The Marple Band is currently in the North West 2nd Section.
The Marple Band is a ‘traditional’ brass band based in the prosperous and vibrant town of Marple, just to the east of Stockport and on the edge of the Peak District.
In the 21st century, ‘traditional‘ doesn’t mean staid and we enjoy playing an eclectic blend of quality music, at a high standard to entertain audiences of all ages and suited to all occasions. Our engagements include all-year-round concerts in pubs, clubs and halls plus summer ‘proms in the park’ and charity work as well as joint fund-raising events; whilst enhancing the band’s relationship with it’s valued local community. We even have a Bierkeller Band for Oktoberfests and private functions.
In March 2014, the band achieved Second Place at the North West Regional Brass Band Championships in Blackpool, therefore qualifying for the National Finals in Cheltenham in September of that year. The result was another historic win for this famous band, making us National Champions, and promotion to the First Section in January 2015.
The band enters other competitions, including the Whit Friday March Contests, Dewsbury Annual Open and Buxton Brass Band Festival, which have delivered several recent trophy successes.
We are not a sponsored band and rely for funding solely on contributions from band friends and supporters, our ‘Vice Presidents‘, fundraising and earnings from public performances. If you would like to become a Vice President, please contact us.
The Band have one formal rehearsal a week, on Wednesdays, from 8:00 – 10:00pm at our new band room based in the Marple Memorial Park. There is a second, social ‘blow’ on Fridays from 8:00 – 9:45). Come along for a blow.
Registered Charity number 1049405