St Michael's Brass Band is an experienced self-supporting concert band, affiliated to St Michael's Church (www.stmichaelsmiddleton.co.uk). Our recent engagements have included involvement in fund raising for ourselves as well as assisting other groups with their fund raising events. In recent years the band has played several times in the Jubilee Gardens, Middleton for the May Day celebrations.
We are available for private functions and are prepared to tailor our programme according to your requirements, subject to the availability of music. Our charges are considered to be reasonable and competitive and we are always willing to give a quotation.
We are a small band with many friends joining us every week from various bands such as Chadderton Brass Band, Ebenezer Band and Littleborough Brass Band. We meet every Thursday at St Michael's Church Hall on Townley Street, Middleton, Manchester. We also have a beginners rehearsal every Wednesday night at the same venue. We would welcome anyone who would like to play with us or join our newcomers group. See our Contacts page to get in touch with us.
Brass banding began at St Michael's Middleton circa
1976 when the Uniformed Groups borrowed instruments from 2nd Blackley and inaugurated the St Michael's Scout and Guide Band.
A drum corps was added when the Guides raised funds to purchase four marching drums.
In 1989 the band became the St Michael's Church Band, playing under the batons of Mr Walter Hall 1989-1998 and Mr Fred Pollitt 2000-2002.
Our Musical Director from May 2002 until May 2004 was Lee Dunkerly. Laura Dawson helped us as Musical Director until the end of September 2004. Jim Farnsworth started as our Musical Director in November 2004. Jim also conducts Chadderton Brass Band near