Yes, there are ten bands in Sheffield!
In no particular order:
- Sheffield 13
- Unite The Union
Seven of the above bands compete regularly in local and national contests and represent every level of competitive banding in the country. The others are non-competing or “community” bands. Many bands also have training or B bands and Loxley even has a Veterans Band for the more mature player.
So regardless of your standard and/or your view on competing, there’s a band within Sheffield for you!
And … just beyond the Sheffield city boundary there are even more brass bands; over 30 within the Sheffield postcode area alone and many more within the wider Sheffield City Region which covers, Doncaster, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley.