About the Band

The Colchester Band has been in existence since 1860 and remain regular performers in and around the Colchester area. We are currently a self funding nationally registered 2nd Section Band and compete in contests/competitions around England. All members are amateur musicians from Colchester and the surrounding districtwith ages ranging from 13 to 75+ years. There is historical information of Colchester`s Brass Band here


Our rehearsals are at The Acorn Centre which is off Harwich Road in Colchester on a Tuesday between 7:45pm to 9:45pm. Please click the Rehearsal Room location here for a map.


We have competed in the National Finals of the British Brass Band Championships of Great Britain on a number of occasions, and have previously won the London and Home Counties First and Second Sections. Our concerts are performed at a variety of venues, including Colchester Castle Park, Halstead Park, Charter Hall and previously the London Royal Parks. We also feature at numerous fetes and fund raising events locally, and have also been on tour to Netherlands, France and Germany in recent years. If you are new to the area or if you are interested in playing in our brass band, please contact us here.


If you are interested in using the band to promote your event please contact our secretary using the contact form.