A friendly, committed 2nd Section band seeking to provide good music and entertainment across the West Midlands!
National Finalist 2016 & 2014.
The Band rehearses once a week at 7.45-9.45 on a Tuesday evening at Stourport Sports Club, Kingsway, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire DY13 8BQ
Promoted to the second section in January 2018, we have risen fast, moving from 4th section to 2nd in quick succession! We have finished in the prizes in the 4th and 3rd section Midlands Area Championships, and were National finalists in 2014 and 2016, with prize winning success at Wychavon, Bolsover and GBBA entertainment contests. We have big plans for the future and aim to keep improving and moving forward as a team under our MD, Oli Wilson.
The band has a very friendly atmosphere and welcome any players of a good standard. We are a social bunch and have social events such as curry nights and BBQs as well as entertaining our concert go-ers!.
The Wychavon Festival of Brass was the result of an initiative developed by the Vale of Evesham Commerce and Tourism Association which, in the late 80’s, was seeking to raise the profile of the town.
An exciting brass band contest was seen as an interesting and novel way of attracting visitors and offering the local population the opportunity to hear and experience some fabulous brass music!
Because of the support of VECTA, Wychavon District Council and a variety of other local organisations, WFB has continued to grow and develop, adapting itself to differing conditions and needs as economic climates change, and bands and venues come and go!
Many bandsman will remember the early contests, the first of which was held in the Market Square and the nearby All Saints Church in Evesham. It was a beautiful and memorable day and the bands were bathed in sunshine. However, before long, the event became nomadic and rotated between the Wychavon towns of Evesham, Pershore and Droitwich before settling permanently (as far as we know!) back in its home town in 2013.
Over twenty years have elapsed since that first contest and the festival is still alive and kicking! It regularly undertakes new projects like the development of a Youth Festival, and seeks to sustain itself and interest in the brass band movement generally through collaborative efforts with its other partners in staging concerts and other events from time to time.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.