The Colchester Band are available to hire for music making at your next event.
The band can not only offer traditional brass band music, but are versatile and can play music to match most occasions. The band has access to over 1,000 pieces of music, but also offers a bespoke service where music for an occasion can be specifically tailored and arranged.
The common perception is that brass bands just play loud and play marches, however a quick look at our music library index shows that we play a wide variety of music. We also are quite comfortable in matching our ensemble size to your circumstances, size of venue, being able to play as a full band, or in smaller numbers to meet those occasions when 25 players are just too many.
The average cost of hiring the band varies but a typical cost includes a 1.5 hour programme engaging full band or smaller band on a week-night or during the weekend. The costs vary depending on the type of event, location, music required, time and number of players required. Please contact us for a quote.
Any fee charged is a contribution to the running costs of the band. We are an amateur organisation with no ‘professional’ players and the Band is entirely self-funding.
Book the Band
If you are interested in booking the band for your event, please contact us
“Your band gave a concert at Mistley Manor Care Home yesterday (Sunday 8 May 2022). I was unable to attend as I am bedridden but, as thé concert was in the garden, the music floated up beautifully to my room which was great as it enabled me to concentrate on the music and not be distracted by people around.
Not only did the band play beautifully, but whoever chose the play list should be congratulated as it was perfectly suited to the audience – a group of probably older people – music of their era.
I was able to give verbal congratulations to one of your members, Debbie, who works in the home, and to do so in front of one of the middle level managers, so they know what a success it was and maybe will have you back again.
Congratulations and good luck with future engagements”
Mistley Manor – Barbara F-W – May 2022
“I was a guest at the Strawberry Tea event at Balkerne Gardens Trust yesterday. I wanted to tell you how much the playing of the Colchester Band added to the occasion.Both the choice of music and the quality of the playing were excellent.
Balkerne Gardens Trust – June 2016
“We just wanted to express our thanks and gratitude for the wonderful atmosphere and buzz you created with your music on Saturday. Our guests had nothing but compliments for you all and we personally we’re delighted with the magic touch you guys brought to our day.”
F and J – Private Wedding May 2016
“Since the event help to celebrate the Authority`s 150th Anniversary, the feedback from guests can only be explained as highly complementary to all included in making the day so successful.
In turn I would like to compliment you in your professionalism in delivering your services on the day at such high quality and flexibility.”
HR Manger – Harwich Haven Authority
“It was a pleasure to have you visit St. Andrew’s Church and play for us on Saturday evening. Thank you all so very much.
I have heard nothing but lovely comments on the band, your repertoire and how much everyone enjoyed the evening. Thank you again.”
Friends of St Andrew`s Church – Halstead
“Everyone who we have spoken to today was very complimentary of all your players’ performances, particularly the soloists. I think a good evening was had by all. We very much appreciate the commitment that you all give. We look forward to enjoying our CDs in due course when we are in the car or on our hols in France.”
Friends of St Mary`s Church – Tollesbury
Just a quick email to thank you very much for Saturday night and
please pass on my thanks to all your band players (and yr compere). The
feedback I received was absolutely great about your band and I hope you
all had a good time too. Some have even commented that it was the best
party they have had there and that is all thanks to your band.
Hopefully we will get to see you play again.
Colne Yacht Club – Brightlingsea