Oddfellows Brass, the official band of the Society, started life as a youth collective under the name ‘Unity Brass’ in 1981. It was founded by Musical Director Rob Boulter, who remains at the helm today.

The band has now evolved into a mixed-age group. Its talented musicians share a love of brass and perform a wide range of music, from traditional tunes and modern works (of which some are arranged and composed by their players), to movie scores and popular songs.

Oddfellows Brass' musicians give up their time freely to rehearse and regularly travel the country to stage concerts. They entertain our members and guests at a number of Branch events each year and put on a guaranteed first class performance at our annual conference, which is also open to the public to enjoy.

The upbeat band, based in Markfield, Leicestershire, has made steady progress in National Brass Band rankings, qualifying for the National Brass Band Finals on six occasions, including a performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. They have also embarked on several international and European tours.

Why does the Society sponsor Oddfellows Brass?
It’s quite simple. We love their passion for what they do. It’s infectious. But above all, we celebrate the band’s ability to help people enjoy the brighter side of life. This not only stands for the people who have the toe-tapping pleasure of enjoying a performance, but for the musicians themselves, too.

Their music is accessible to all, and they are a band with a sound as big as the friendships it forms along the way. And as a Society built on friendship, for us, that’s the key.

To find out more about Oddfellows Brass, visit their website at www.oddfellowsbrass.co.uk.

Take it from us, they’re well worth a listen.

Bookings
If you are an Oddfellows Branch and would like to book Oddfellows Brass for a concert, please email events@oddfellows.co.uk for more information.

If you are a member of the public and would like to book Oddfellows Brass for a concert, please visit their website for details.

Catch a concert near you...

 

Leamington Spa  Sunday 19 August 2018 

Hosted by: Heart of England District Branch
Methodist Church, Dale Street, Leamington Spa CV32 5HL

Contact Yvette Glover for more info and tickets:
Call 01926 424112
Email yvette.glover@oddfellows.co.uk

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Leeds  Sunday 16 September 2018

Hosted by: Leeds District
Castle Grove Hall, Castle Grove Drive, Leeds, LS6 4BP

Contact Helen Bullock for more info and tickets:
Call 0113 24240003
Email helen.bullock@oddfellows.co.uk

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Hartlepool  Saturday 13 October 2018 – 2.00pm

Last night of the Proms
Hosted by: Cleveland & Durham District Branch 

The Parish Church of St Hilda, Church Close, Hartlepool, TS24 0DA

Contact David Smith for more info and tickets:
Call 01642 655685 
Email david.smith@oddfellows.co.uk