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

2/3 December
10am-4pm, Christmas carols at Sainsbury, Melton Mowbray

7 December
6pm, Christmas carols at Stoke Golding

8 December
7pm, Carol concert, Smeeton Westerby Church LE8 0RT

10 December
2.30pm, Oddfellows Stockport concert
St George’s Church, Buxton Road SK2 6NU

15 December
7.30pm, Christmas concert
Village Hall, High Street, Packington LE65 1WJ

16 December
10am-5pm, Christmas carols at Sainsbury, Leicester North

17 December
10am-4pm, Christmas carols at Sainsbury, Leicester North
6pm, Carol concert, Smeeton Westerby

Dates coming shortly


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

front row cornet

third cornet

second euphonium



Wed 8-10pm
Sun 7-9pm


nr Markfield, Leics
LE67 9PU

Musical director

to be confirmed

Concert secretary

Ann Cairns 07805 046165

Contest secretary

Emma Palmer 07762 954039

Band Master

Jack Rudin 07593 086794

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    Oddfellows Brass is proud to be sponsored by The Oddfellows