Yiewsley and West Drayton Band
Type of organisation
British brass band
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.
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.
Founded in 1890 as “The Yiewsley Band of Hope”
West Drayton, Middlesex, United Kingdom. West Draytonis located in the London Borough of Hillingdon, near Heathrow Airport to the West of London.
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.
40+ (with Training band members) of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds
Number of players in contesting band
25 players plus percussionists
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.
Arrangements of marches, hymns, classical and popular music, plus music specifically written for brass band.
Over 20 engagements annually including:
- Community concerts
- Fetes and festivals
- Local and national competitions
- Small group work
- Charity fundraising
- Social activities
Duncan Futter sec [at] ywdband [dot] com
British Federation of Brass Bands