A warm welcome to Oddfellows Brass

Oddfellows Brass is a friendly, happy brass band based in Leicestershire and sponsored by The Oddfellows. We play across the length and breadth of Britain – and sometimes further afield – and have a varied repertoire. We are all about making music, having fun and making friends, and we look forward to seeing you at a concert very soon

About the band

Oddfellows Brass started life as a youth band under the name of Unity Brass in 1981. A steady evolutionary process has, over the years, enabled the band to maintain its reputation as a friendly and informal organisation which achieves excellent musical progress.

The band has made a steady progression in the National Brass Band rankings, achieving qualification for the National Brass Band Finals on six occasions, including a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The band was runner-up in the Second Section Finals in 1995, and reached the First Section Finals in September 1998. In 1999, the band was promoted once again, this time to the elite Championship Section.

The Band has undertaken several international tours, including four visits to the Caribbean island of Barbados, and has continued to grow to enjoy its status as a well supported, happy and successful brass band. We undertake a varied range of concerts throughout the year and remain proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows.

The Oddfellows Brass musical director is David Holling.

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Events diary

Throughout the year, Oddfellows Brass is in action up and down the country, playing concerts for Oddfellows groups and taking part in brass band contests and other events. Below is our schedule for the coming 12 months. All concert enquiries to Rob Boulter on 07761 716863


No engagements

2 December
6pm Stoke Golding Christmas lights switch-on, Leicestershire

4 & 5 December
Carolling, Sainsbury Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

9 December
3pm concert, The Wyggeston Hospital, Hinckley Road, Leicester

10 December
7.30pm concert, Desford Church, Leicestershire

11 & 12 December
Carolling, Sainsbury Leicester North

12 December
6.30pm Carols, Harvest Church, Braunstone, Leicester

19 December
Carolling, Sainsbury Leicester Fosse Park
Carol service, Smeeton Westerby Parish Church, Leicestershire


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22 May
Oddfellows AMC, Scarborough

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Concert, Hartlepool

26 June
2pm, North Gloucestershire Oddfellows concert, venue tbc

9 July
Skipton Oddfellows Concert, 7pm
Skipton Town Hall, North Yorkshire

20 August
St Helens & Warrington Oddfellows Concert, 2.30pm
World of Glass Museum, Chalon Way East, St Helens

24 September
Vale of York Oddfellows Concert

To be confirmed

26 November
Concert, Castle Grove Masonic Lodge, Castle Grove Drive, Leeds


Enjoy a few snippets from the Oddfellows Brass album Perfectly Polished, CDs of which are available to buy. If you are interested, please drop us a line using the email contact form below

Player vacancies

Oddfellows Brass is always on the look-out for new players, and below is a list of our current particular needs. If you play any brass instrument, or wish to get back into playing, then please get in touch via our contact form below, or call David Holling on 07535 773091 or Rob Boulter on 07761 716863

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BB Bass



nr Markfield, Leics
LE67 9PU

Musical director

David Holling
07535 773091


Wed 8-10pm
Sun 7-9pm

Concert secretary

Rob Boulter
07761 716863

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