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Reading Band

If you are interested in booking the band for your upcoming event, our performance donation fees begin at just £400. For more information, please contact us by email at

If you are an event organiser, or someone who is looking for a way to raise money for a worthwhile cause, then the Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band can provide the ‘perfect key’ to a successful and memorable event.

The band is available for hire at weekends throughout the year for a wide range of occasions such as formal fundraising concerts and music festivals to local community and corporate events.

For example, the band can provide an afternoon or evening’s concert and a programme of music that will appeal to your fundraising audience. In view of the band’s performance fee, an organiser can achieve success raising several hundred pounds and more for their worthwhile cause.

Regarded as one of the finest entertainment bands in Berkshire, the band upholds a reputation for professionalism and high standards in every aspect of its performance.

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact us by e-mail at

The Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band is a registered charity in England & Wales (No. 1197832). Our primary source of income is from member donation fees. However, our annual operating costs surpass this income. To bridge this gap, we rely on donation fees from music performances at public events such as formal concerts, bandstand / park concerts, and recitals. These donations are essential to keeping brass band music making alive in Reading by meeting the cost of rehearsal space and storage hire, necessary insurances, performance licensing fees, as well as the upkeep of musical instruments, uniforms and equipment. Our band is made up of volunteers and nobody in the organisation, including our conductor is paid. Any surplus funds are reinvested back into our organisation to help fulfil our charitable purposes by way of investing in new sheet music, musical instrumentation and music education initiatives. The focus of these investments are made in the hope that we will inspire a passion for brass band music within our community and beyond, nurturing future generations of brass musicians who will sustain Reading’s brass band tradition.