Band History

Concert History

Please find some archived website data and band history at the links below:

The Founding of Burton Concert Band

Burton upon Trent and the surrounding areas have a long history of Brass Bands, which continues to this day. In the 1980s and 90s, strong woodwind education policies created the need for mixed Woodwind and Brass groups which saw a rise in the number of Concert Bands in the UK.

To fill this opportunity in Burton on Trent, David Haines (retired Musical Director of the band), held a meeting in 1993 of local woodwind, brass and percussion players. As a result of that meeting, the Burton Concert Band was formed. A number of the founding members still join us regularly as guests or as playing members of the band.

October 2023 saw our 30th Anniversary celebration – a show-stopping performance at the Repton School Beldam Hall, entitled “Finale.” At this concert, David Haines retired as Musical Director of the band and introduced those in attendance to Ed Temple.

Outside of regular concerts, the band has historical successes in national competitions including a gold medal performance at the Boosey & Hawkes Wind Band Finals.

Social events are a regular part of the Band calendar and we have enjoyed several concert tours abroad with a domestic tour of Dorset scheduled for summer 2024.

Burton Concert Band Florence

The Burton Concert Band on The Piazza De’Republica, Florence, during the 2006 tour of Tuscany.