Blackburn and Darwen Band

The ‘Senior Band’, as it is known, is currently graded in the Championship Section by the British Brass Band Registry.  


Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings @ 8-10pm & Sunday evenings @ 7.30 - 9.30pm.  

If you fancy coming along for a blow please don't hesitate to contact us.


Our senior and junior bands are very active in the local community, performing at concerts, services, galas and many other events throughout the year. If you would like more information about  any of the bands, or would be interested in making a booking, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Smaller Ensemble


The senior band are also available as a quartet, quintet, octet or whatever combination you require for weddings or private functions.


For weddings we can play whilst your guests arrive before the ceremony, music to accompany the Bride down the aisle, playing during the service if required, and afterwards during the drinks reception or garden party.


For enquiries please email our secretary  or telephone  Sue on  07972 198765.

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Tel. 07972 198765  Email.secretary@blackburnanddarwenband.co.uk

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Junior Band


The Band exists to engage and enthuse children (and adults) in music making, and to help them progress within our organisation.


The Blackburn & Darwen Junior Band was formed in the early 1980’s by a number of dedicated helpers from the Senior Band. The aim of forming the band was to encourage children in the area to achieve a high standard of musical ability so that they would eventually become part of the Senior Band.

Gordon Clough conducted the first rehearsal, which was attended by 15 children of widely varying musical ability.


Alan Thomas became Musical Director in 1984 and brought with him a considerable number of children from the local schools.


The Junior Band continues to thrive under the direction of Dee Ashworth, please visit their page for more information.