Lanchester Brass Band

"One of Durham's friendliest bands."

Latest Pictures

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!

Gareth's first conducting job:-
Light Up a Life for Willowburn Hospice, December 2016
Encouraging participation at Beamish Museum, in the Pit Village Band Room

Recording for a WW1 film soundtrack, September 2016

2016 Miners' Gala - leading New Brancepeth banner down Old Elvet (see also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk2Q_zJTb_o and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1yO9KFUqTU )
With Carol Malia in Crook
Beamish Museum Contest, May 2016
With the Argus singers, April 2016
April 2016

Our Band Members

Cornets:

  • Solo - Mark Draper (secretary), Jennifer, Dave Overton, Roger Carr, vacancy
  • Soprano - Alfie Leach, Tom Yates
  • Repiano - Lotte Evans
  • 2nd - Brian Yates, vacancy
  • 3rd - Dennis D'Ugo (treasurer), vacancy

Horns:
  • Flugel - Rebecca Draper
  • Solo - Susan Hayton (chair)
  • 1st - Sally Haywood
  • 2nd - Amanda Hayton, Cathleen Robinson

Baritones:
  • 1st - vacancy
  • 2nd - Brenda Craddock, Wendy Bradshaw

Euphonium:
  • Gordon Wright
  • Keith Barrow

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

Basses
  • Eb - Pete Bradshaw, Matthew Raine
  • BBb - Adam Towse, vacancy

Percussion
  • Karen Dean
  • Ian Murray
  • James Draper

Musical Director
  • Gareth Sykes

Assistant Conductor
  • John Tobin