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.

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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 months

Saturday 11 May in Southport. Starts at 3pm
Lord Street West United Church, 5 Lord Street West, Southport PR8 2BH. Ticket price: £8
Further info, email judith.catton@oddfellows.co.uk or call 01704 545 279 or 07837 139 732

Sunday 26 May in Llandudno. Starts at 3pm
Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Llandudno LL30 1BB. Ticket price: Free
Further info, email mike.hall@oddfellows.co.uk or call 0161 832 9361 Ext 2224

Saturday 20 July in Leeds. Starts at 3pm
St Michael and All Angels Church, St Michaels Road, Headingly LS6 3AW

Sunday 4 August in Sheringham. Starts at 3pm
St Peter’s Church, Church Street, Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8QS. Ticket price: Free
Further info, email david.randall@oddfellows.co.uk or call 07736 777 197
This is a joint event with RNLI Sheringham. There will be a collection for the charity on the day

Saturday 7 September in Hartlepool. Starts at 2pm
Blackhall Community Centre, Hesleden Road, Blackhall Colliery, Hartlepool TS27 4LG
Further details to be confirmed

Saturday 28 September in Bury. Starts at 3pm
Details to be confirmed

Saturday 5 October in Newport. Starts at 2pm
Church Aston Community Centre, Wallshead Way, Church Aston TF10 9JG

Sunday 30 November in Dover
Christmas-themed concert. Details to be confirmed

Thursday 5 December in Stoke Golding. 6pm
Christmas lights switch-on


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 Band Master Jack Rudin on 07593 086794

Eb Bass



Thursday 8-10pm
Sunday 7-9pm


nr Markfield, Leics
LE67 9PU

Musical directors

Craig Williams & John Davis

Concert secretary

Ann Cairns 07805 046165

Contest secretary

to be confirmed

Band Master

Jack Rudin 07593 086794

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