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


6 September
Garden party
Smeeton Westerby, Leicestershire

12 September
Concert, 2pm
Connahs Quay Civic Hall
Wepre Drive, Deeside CH5 4HA
Tickets denise.turner@oddfellows.co.uk

20 September
Winding Wheel Theatre
Holywell Street, Chesterfield S41 7SA

18 October
Concert, Goole Leisure Centre, Yorkshire

22 November
Leicester contest

3 December
Christmas tree lighting
Stoke Golding, Leicestershire

5 & 6 December
Sainsbury Hinckley

12 & 13 December
Sainsbury Leicester North

13 December
Harvest Church Service
Braunstone Civic Centre
209 Kingsway, Leicester LE3 2PP

19 December
Sainsbury Melton Mowbray

20 December
Carol service
Smeeton Westerby Church


To be confirmed

To be confirmed

6 March
Midland Area Brass Band Championships

To be confirmed

24 May
Oddfellows AMC

19 June
Oddfellows Cleveland & Durham District
St Hilda’s Church
Tickets david.smith@oddfellows.co.uk

3 July
Oddfellows Nene & Welland District
St John’s Church
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Tickets andrew.spencer@oddfellows.co.uk

11 July
Smeeton Westerby, Leicestershire

To be confirmed

19 September
Winding Wheel Theatre
Holywell Street, Chesterfield S41 7SA

To be confirmed

21 November
LBBA contest, Leicester

To be confirmed


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

2nd Baritone

EB Bass & BB Bass

Bass Trombone

drum kit specialist



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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Oddfellows Brass is proud to be sponsored by The Oddfellows