The Band of the Cheshire Constabulary was formed in 1967. In our history, we have performed at many prestigious venues, including numerous civil occasions, and the honour of playing at Royal events.
In common with most other bands, players perform entirely in their own free time, and are all proud to represent the Cheshire Constabulary. It's a common ( though understandable) misconception that the members of the band work within the Police Service. Whilst some do, most of our players come from all walks of life.
The Band is a ‘Traditional
Brass Band’ with a wide concert repertoire. We are also proud to boast
our own Drum Corps who not only lead the band on parades and ceremonial occasions
but perform with the band in concerts, and attend events in their own right.
The band is primarily a concert band, and proud to be so. That said in 2008 the band returned to the contest stage after a long absence. We soon made an impact gaining promotion to the third section within 2 years and in doing so qualifying for the 2009 & 2010 National Brass Band Championship Finals. In 2013 we were further promoted to the second section and appeared once again in the National finals in 2016. In 2017 we again qualified for the Nationals and have been promoted (as of January) to first section! The band and especially its Corps of Drums has also spread its wings of late, undertaking (self funded) visits to the wonderful European Brass and Wind Band festival in Schlema, Germany, in 2010, 2012 and 2013. The band has to date recorded two Cds the latest "Concert Music" released in 2016.
The band performs numerous performances each and every year in and around Cheshire but we also continue to be in demand abroad. 2016 was no exception and in October we travelled to Ellmau Austria. 2017 will once againsee the band visiting Schlema in Germany. In addition to their many UK appearences our Corps of Drums have also supported Commemorative events in Normandy, Ypres and more recently, Leiden Holland.
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The band appears by kind permission of the Chief Constable Mr Simon Byrne and the Police and Crime Commisioner for Cheshire.