The Band

Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band is a long established band (first records date us to 1821), based in the lovely town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

We are a friendly group and play a wide repertoire of music at a number of community events and concerts throughout the year. The music we play reflects a diverse range of musical styles and tastes. From traditional hymns and marches to popular tunes, contemporary and seasonal music the band has a wide and varied repertoire which is sure to please any audience. We are very active in the town and play in a large number of community events, for example the Good Friday service, St George's Day, Remembrance Day, Victorian Weekend concerts, weddings, local galas. We are also available for private functions so please contact us via our facebook page for further information or email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In June of each year we organise and host the well-known Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Contest (started in 1988). which attracts bands from across the north of England.The band has also made visits to Belgium and to Sweden and has hosted bands from these countries too.

The band is self supporting with funds raised from engagements, fund raising events and from our Patrons Fund. The band appreciates the excellent support from Patrons, townspeople and local businesses.

The band rehearses on Monday nights at Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club from 7:30 until 9:30. Before concerts we can also rehearse on a Wednesday night too. If you fancy a new pastime or a return to an old hobby then please come along for a blow. We are currently a small, non-contesting band but would welcome new players in all sections - please contact us via our facebook page for further information. We also have instruments to borrow as well.


Community Events

Beamish Agricultural Show, September 2017

Beamish poster

What a great day out despite the weather! The band were invited to play at The Beamish Agricultural Fair set in the grounds of Beamish Museum. Whilst the weather was awful, with heavy showers of rain throughout our 2 hour concert, luckily we were provided with a tent to play in and we had an enthusiastic audience who could hear our playing as they walked round the attractions which included Cavalry and Bird of Prey displays and duck herding. (Other photos are in the 'Gallery').

 Beamish band

The band also had an opportunity to play at an ecumenical service in Milnthorpe this summer. This is getting to be a regular event for us which was again enjoyed by the band and the congregation, especially as the weather was good.



Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band appoints a new musical director

Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band, one of the oldest in the UK, is delighted to announce that it has appointed a new Musical Director, Philip Watson. Philip's background as a musician with HM Forces and National Development Officer for Brass Bands England means he brings a wealth of experience to the band.

We are also delighted to announce that the retiring MD, Allan Greenwood will remain involved with the band. Allan joined the band in December 1978 and has led us to success not only in national and local competitions but also encouraged our participation at numerous community events. Allan will be a difficult act to follow and the band members are very grateful for his hard work and commitment over the years and look forward to his continuing involvement.