Lanchester Brass Band

"One of Durham's friendliest bands."

Latest Pictures

North East Regional Championship at Durham Gala Theatre, March 2018
Tanfield Lea Community Carol Service, December 2017.
There was snow!!
Willow Burn Hospice's "Light up a Life", December 2017.
Dave conducting.
Stanley Entertainment Contest, October 2017: CHAMPIONS!!!!!
Gareth's swan-song as conductor.
Beamish Museum Agricultural Show, September 2017

Gordon plays O Sole Mio at the Houghall Contest, July 2017. Guess what... we were 2nd again!!!!

Beamish Contest, June 2017 - 2nd again, and best 4th section band!!
Wharton Park, June 2017

Peterlee Festival of Brass 2017 - 2nd place!

Encouraging participation at Beamish Museum, in the Pit Village Band Room
Beamish Museum Contest, May 2016

Our Band Members


  • Solo - Mark Draper (sec.), Roger Carr, Jennifer Tipple, Dave Overton, vacancy
  • Soprano - Dave Yates, Alfie Leach
  • Repiano - Ken Moore, vacancy
  • 2nd - Brian Yates (ctte.), Melissa Dean, Stephanie Jordan, vacancy
  • 3rd - Dennis D'Ugo (treas.), Cath Johnson, vacancy

  • Flugel - Rebecca Draper (ctte.)
  • Solo - Susan Hayton (chair)
  • 1st - Sally Haywood (ctte.) 
  • 2nd - Amanda Hayton (ctte.)

  • 1st - Wendy Bradshaw
  • 2nd - Brenda Craddock (ctte.)

  • 1st - Keith Barrow
  • 2nd - Jodie Bland

  • 1st - John Tobin
  • 2nd - Lesley Wilkinson
  • Bass - Stuart Jordan

  • Eb - Pete Bradshaw (ctte.), Richard Snelling, vacancy
  • BBb - Matthew Raine, Adam Towse, Norman Kennedy

  • Ian Murray
  • James Draper
  • Albie Snelling

Musical Director
  • Tom Gray

Assistant conductor
  • Dave Yates