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 band member Rob Boulter, who continues to play in the band today, and is now led by Musical Director, David Holling.

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.

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...


Derby  Saturday 13 April 2019 

Hosted by: Derby District
The Church of St John the Evangelist, Mill Street, Derby, DE1 3HZ

Contact Lorraine Killa for more info and tickets:
Call 01332 345695
Email lorraine.killa@oddfellows.co.uk


Southport  Sunday 26 May 2019 

Hosted by: Ormskirk & Southport
Southport Floral Theatre & Convention Centre, Promenade, Southport PR9 0DZ

Contact Bonita Hesketh for more info and tickets:
Call 01695 424149
Email bonita.hesketh@oddfellows.co.uk 

 Saturday 29 June 2019

Hosted by: Mersey Branch
Childwall Sports and Science Academy, Queens Road, Liverpool L15 6XZ

Contact Margaret Hughes for more info and tickets:
Call 0151 639 2777
Email margaret.hughes@oddfellows.co.uk


Heart Of England  Saturday 3 August 

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 424 112
Email yvette.glover@oddfellows.co.uk


Oldham  Saturday 7 September 

Hosted by: South East Lancashire District 
King William IV, Saddleworth Parish Council Civic Hall, Uppermill, Lee Street OL3 6AE

Contact Sheila Kendall for more info and tickets:
Call 01457 876 870 
Email sheila.kendall@oddfellows.co.uk


Bourne  Saturday 21 September 

Hosted by: Nene and Welland
Bourne Corn Exchange, 3 Abbey Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 9EF

Contact Andrew Spencer for more info and tickets: 
Email andrew.spencer@oddfellows.co.uk



Norfolk  Saturday 12 October 

Hosted by: Trafalgar Branch
St Nicholas Church, Market Place, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 9BT

Contact Angela Batson for more info and tickets:
Call 01692 407582
Email angela.batson@oddfellows.co.uk


Hartlepool  Saturday 26 October 

Hosted by: Cleveland and Durham District 
The Parish Church of St. Hilda, Abbess of Hartlepool, Church Close, Hartlepool TS24 OPW

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