Band Facts

Official name

Yiewsley and West Drayton Band

Type of organisation

British brass band

Our objectives

The objective of the Band shall be the promotion and development of musical entertainment (especially brass band music), and the provision of musical education through the practice of live music performance. The Band aims to foster an ethos of inclusion and encouragement, making music fun and enjoyable, while striving for individual and collective musical improvement.

National grading

2nd Section

Musical Director

Christopher Cole

Financial status

Self-supporting. Activities, running costs and equipment funded from concert fees and a modest subscription. We welcome approaches from organisations/business about sponsorship and other forms of support.

Origin

Founded in 1890 as “The Yiewsley Band of Hope”

Location

Yiewsley, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Yiewsley is located in the London Borough of Hillingdon, near Heathrow Airport to the West of London.

Band logo

Adopted in 2002, based on the crest of the “Unitary Council of Yiewsley and West Drayton”, which was dissolved in 1965 on the creation of the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Website

www.ywdband.com

Membership

40+ (with Training band members) of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds

Number of players in contesting band

25 players plus percussionists

Instrumentation

9 Bb Cornets, 1 Eb Soprano Cornet, 1 Flugelhorn, 3 Tenor Horns, 2 Baritones, 2 Euphoniums, 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, 2 Eb Tubas and 2 Bb Tubas, plus a variety of percussion instruments.

Repertoire

Arrangements of marches, hymns, classical and popular music, plus music specifically written for brass band.

Activities

Over 20 engagements annually including:

  • Community concerts
  • Fetes and festivals
  • Marches
  • Local and national competitions
  • Small group work
  • Charity fundraising
  • Social activities

Press/Media Contact

Duncan Futter sec@ywdband.com

Affiliations

British Federation of Brass Bands

SCABA

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