Join the Reading Band family!

Reading Band - Join the Reading Band family

We are a hard-working, positive, and (most importantly) welcoming brass band that balances concert and competition performances throughout the year. Our commitment to music, community, and charity makes us an ideal place for musicians to thrive and enjoy their passion for brass banding.

Be part of our musical journey!

In our band, there are no fixed playing positions. Our strength lies in our team ethos, ensuring that all members have the opportunity to grow and develop as musicians, both individually and collectively. This supportive approach has been instrumental in our recent successes on both the concert and contest stages.

With a rich history spanning 125 years, 2024 stands out as one of the most significant years for our band in over half a century. We have qualified for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain for the first time in 65 years! Additionally, we were crowned ‘The Best Fourth Section Band’ at the Dobcross Whit Friday March Contest — a remarkable achievement for a ‘southern band’, placing closely behind several Championship and First Section graded brass bands.

Interested in Joining?

Why not join us at one of our rehearsals to meet the band and see what we’re all about? We welcome hearing from both experienced players and those looking for a new musical challenge in an environment where their playing will be encouraged and supported.

Our regular rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 8pm to 10pm at Coronation Hall on Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JB. Additionally, we conduct extra rehearsals on Tuesday evenings in the two weeks leading up to all public performances.

Make your next move to Reading Band and be a part of our musical journey!

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