Although formed in 1885, Chalford Band is a modern, forward looking organisation and flourishing as never before with three thriving competitive ensembles.
The senior band currently competes in the first section in the West of England region, although they are due to be promoted to the Championship section in 2019.
The all-age Academy Brass (previously known as the training band) competes in the fourth section and has also climbed the ladder, coming seventh in the 2012 regional championships.
Chalford Band is also proud of its enthusiastic youngsters in the Youth Band, which has won several silver and gold awards in the National Youth Brass Championships. Dreams came true when the young players won the coveted title of National Junior Champions for 2012, a feat they repeated in 2016.
Chalford Band is proud of its independence. The band retains its village title, free of sponsorship, relying for its finance on member subscriptions, fundraising and fees from engagements.
Chalford is justiﬁably proud to have one of the best bandrooms in the country – particularly as it was purpose built ‘by members and community goodwill.
Open since 2009 the Crown and Sceptre has established it self as a hub for the local community. Enjoy a chat a relaxing newspaper read or perhaps a board game.
On Tuesdays evenings our own Knitting group meet around our big table for `Knit and Natter`
Wednesdays between 6-7pm we serve a hearty home cooked meal `Up The Workers`
Saturdays is Cornish Pasty day with Large Steak and Spicy Vegetable Pasties available all day and on Sundays we serve a Traditional Sunday Roast from 1pm.
Also on every last Monday of the month we host `Meat Free Monday` and once a month on a Thursday with have an `Open Mic Night`. We have four real ales available including two provided by local brewery Uley Ales Uley Bitter and Pigs Ear and one by Stroud Brewery Budding there is also a rotating guest beer. As well as a lovely still draught Medium Dry Cider from Wilces of Ledbury.
We have the full Sky / BT package and show televised Football Rugby and Cricket matches in HD.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.