Lanchester Brass Band

"One of Durham's friendliest bands."

Latest Pictures

2018 Durham Day, aka Durham Miners' Gala, aka The Big Meeting
Beamish Contest, June 2018
North East Regional Championship at Durham Gala Theatre, March 2018
Peterlee Contest 2018
Willow Burn Hospice's "Light up a Life", December 2017.
Dave conducting.
Stanley Entertainment Contest, October 2017: CHAMPIONS!!!!!
Gareth's swan-song as conductor.
Encouraging participation at Beamish Museum, in the Pit Village Band Room

Our Band Members

Cornets:

  • Principal - Mark Draper (sec.)
  • Soprano - vacancy
  • Repiano - Kate McDougal
  • Solo - Roger Carr, Clare Weirs, vacancy
  • 2nd - Brian Yates (ctte.), Tom Bartle-Smith
  • 3rd - Dennis D'Ugo (treas.), Carolyn Simpson

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

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

Euphoniums:
  • 1st - Keith Barrow
  • 2nd - Martin Bell, vacancy

Trombones:
  • 1st - John Tobin
  • 2nd - Amy Bell, Neville Hartley
  • Bass - Ikenna Eze

Basses
  • Eb - Pete Bradshaw (ctte.), Keith Davidson (ctte.)
  • BBb - Norman Kennedy, Richard and Rowan Ellis-Hawley, vacancy

Percussion
  • James Draper, vacancy

Musical Directors
  • John Weirs

Assistant conductor
  • vacancy