Introducing The Staffordshire Brass Band

The band was originally named the Walsall Wood Institute Temperance Band
and became The Staffordshire Band in 1998. 

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Sat, 17 Dec | Walsall Wood

Staffordshire Band Christmas At St John's

Join us for an evening of fun and great music

About Us

Formed over
100 years ago

The Staffordshire Band was originally formed as The Walsall Wood Institute Temperance Band in the 1900s and became The Staffordshire Band in 1998.

The band has enjoyed significant success over the years, including several appearances at the Royal Albert Hall in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. More recent prize-winning performances include, Butlins Mineworkers Contest (winners of the First Section); Midlands Area Contest (winners of the First Section); National Championships of Great Britain (Third place in First Section) and Bolsover Festival of Brass (Third place in Championship and First Sections).

Samuel Shelley

Samuel Shelley is a young, up-and-coming composer and arranger that is making a name for himself in the brass band world.

Hailing from Cannock, Staffordshire, Sam was first introduced to the music of brass bands by his Grandad, Keith Hender at just 12 years old. After attending many concerts and contests, he was inspired by the music and particularly interested in how composers create and write their pieces. Being bought up by a musical family, at the age of 14 Sam joined his local Salvation Army Brass Band on the drums, something that he still enjoys doing today.

At the age of 16, Sam composed his first piece, ‘Heart Of Mine’, which was first performed at the West Midlands Summer School in 2013. After this, he was invited to attend a composition masterclass with Kenneth Downie and Andrew Blyth which enhanced his writing skills to another level.

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Get all the latest Staffordshire Brass Band news including new signings event write ups and other happenings in the life of this talented brass band. Stay up to date and never miss a musical moment.

King’s Coronation Celebration at Trentham Gardens

To mark the Coronation of King Charles III, The Staffordshire Band were delighted to be invited to perform two 45 minute performances at the picturesque Trentham Gardens Estate. The weather was questionable but the crowds gathered and the band entertained them with a varied programme, from traditional brass band classics

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St George’s Day & King’s Coronation Concert

On the evening of Saturday 29th April saw the second of our two St George’s day and Kings coronation concerts, this time at St Martin’s church Walsall, which has become a favourite venue of the band in recent months – it being a lovely building with a warm welcome always

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Joint Concert with Jean Martyn

On the evening of Saturday 1st April, we played to a full house at the Salvation Army Cannock, alongside the wonderful and characterful Jean Martyn. A number of us stayed with Jean in her Blackpool hotel last year, where she and the band struck up a friendship. She treated us

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Sell out Concert with Guest Singer, Charlie Green

On Saturday 18th March, we played a sell out concert at the Salvation Army Droitwich. Our concert featured two short sets from singer Charlie Green, a Salvationist, a cornet player and friend of the band. Charlie’s contributions included ‘Puttin on the Ritz’ and ‘Cry me a river’ and also the

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Staffordshire Band Support Compton Hospice

We played a very special concert last night, in aid of a wonderful and historic organisation, Compton Hospice. Compton Care are leaders in palliative care for patients with complex or incurable conditions. The support they give to patients and their families is vital. The concert was organised by long standing

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