Concert at Christchurch

We are holding a Gala Concert on Saturday 8th July 2017 in Christchurch, Old Town, at 16:00.

Guest starring Brunel Brass,  along with two very special soloists performing a variety of music. Ailsa Russell (Tenor Horn) and Paul Richards (Soprano) are from award winning UK Brass Bands Cory and Flowers respectively. Both soloists have won many awards over the last couple of years and are acclaimed as being at the top of their profession.

Cream teas, cake, tea and coffee will be served during the interval and there will also be a raffle.

We look forward to seeing you there with all proceeds going towards the continued development of young Brass players in the Swindon area.

Contact Paul Austin on 07793 066030 or via email to for tickets & information

GWYB concert poster 8-7-17


Come and join our band!

This recent article in the Swindon Evening Advertiser outlines the problems we face if we don’t encourage more young players to join the band and move up through the ranks to fill spaces left by older players who have moved on to University and other careers.  If you are interested in joining please contact us or come along to a Saturday morning rehearsal to see what we do and speak to members of the band or committee.



Summer 2016 Newsletter

Please click the link below to read our Summer Newsletter which contains details of rehearsal dates and upcoming engagements, as well as other useful information/requests for help.

UPDATE (June ’16): Please check “Rehearsal Dates” on website for up to date information as some arrangements have changed since this newsletter was printed.


Brunel Brass / GWYB Quiz Night

Brunel Brass – the progression band for GWYB  – are holding a Quiz Night to raise funds to enable them to take part in the National Finals of Great Britain later this year.  They recently qualified for the finals, which is a remarkable achievement for the band, especially as this is the 5th time in 10 years they have played at this level.  Many young players from the youth band have moved up through the ranks to join Brunel Brass and will be playing in the finals in Cheltenham.

Please help support their fundraising efforts by getting a team together and coming along – details below.



Saturday 25th June 2016 – 7.00pm start

at Cricklade Memorial Hall

Teams of 6-8

£10 per adult / £7.50 per child (16 years old)

Includes hot supper and 1st drink free

If you wish to enter a team, please contact any of the following band members:

Matthew Walton – 07557 193303  /  Julian Tyrrell – 07771 888365

Paul Austin – 07793 066030  /  Dave Tong – 07966 302116