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Band Vacancies!

Olivia Mills


Now the band have come to an end with our busy festive period, preparation for the North West areas will swiftly begin from January and the band are looking for percussion players to join us!
We are a friendly and sociable 2nd section band based in the heart of Chester city centre. We rehearse every Monday and Wednesday, 8pm-10pm under the musical direction of Ewan Easton, principal tuba player for the Halle.
If you are interested in enquiring about the positions available, please contact our secretary Jon on [email protected] along with your playing experience 😊

Merry Christmas from City of Chester

Olivia Mills


As another year comes to an end, the final job of the year is to look back, celebrate and give thanks!
Starting in January. While the band were busy with preparations for the areas, our solo horn player was busy becoming a new mother. Kirsty gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby boy, and he is already showing signs of becoming a fantastic percussionist!🥁😅
In February, the band were in Blackpool. We were back in the 2nd section and faced with the challenge of performing The Pilgrims Progress. The band came a very respectable 12th place, which has kept us up in the 2nd section for another year!! 🥳
March & April were quiet months for the band, but things soon picked up again as we went into summer. Starting in May, where the band had a few Coronation jobs dotted around as the country welcomed our new King to the throne.
The month of June started in the best way, as the band were back over in Saddleworth for the Whit Friday Marches. This year we performed Glemdene on the stand, receiving some cracking results! For the rest of June, the band were busy with jobs, including performing at Knutsford Music Festival, Bunbury Village Day, and leading Chesters Armed Forces Day parade.
July saw us back at Shrewsbury band stand again for another concert in the park. Always a pleasure to be asked back and perform 🎺
In August the band had the honour to play at the wedding of our assistant principal cornet player, Sarah, to her husband Nathan. It was an absolutely beautiful day, and we wish Sarah and Nathan a lifetime of happiness together! To finish off August and our busy summer season, the band lead the Chester Pride parade. A wonderful experience and we thank the organisers for inviting us back to take part! 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈
September was a month of big celebrations for the band, as we turned 170 years old!! To celebrate we took to the walls of Chester, where we played our favourite marches and hymns to the public around the city. We also celebrated 60 years of service from our principal cornet player, Phil. The band once again thank Phil for his continued dedication and service to the band after all these years.
October saw the band back at Glossop Old band room for our annual matinee concert. Big thanks to Glossop Old Band for inviting us back to entertain your audiences, we hope to see you again next year! 🎺
November is the beginning of the bands busy winter season, starting with Remembrance Sunday. It was a very soggy day but nevertheless it is always an honour to be apart of Chester’s parade. We finished off November with a joint concert with our training band, Bluecoat Brass. It was a very successful evening, and a great experience for all involved!
And then comes December, which is always our busiest month of the year. This year the band had a total of 12 jobs over the month which ranged from big concerts to local care homes. A huge thank you to all who came to listen to the band this festive season, we hope you enjoyed yourselves! And a huge thank you to our secretary Jon, who once again did a fantastic job at organising another Christmas! 🎄
Unfortunately the band said goodbye to some players this year. However, the band are very lucky to have players within who have stepped up to new challenging seats and also have new talented players join. On behalf of the band, I would like to welcome and thank our new players and thank those current players who have moved around. It is a very exciting time for the band as we build up a new team! 😁
Finally, the band would like to thank those who have continued to support us during 2023. We already have a lot in store for 2024 and we look forward to where next year will take us!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year 💙
St James Ince Christmas Concert 2023

Olivia Mills


A fabulous final Christmas concert at St James, Ince last night. Thank you for inviting us back for another year🎄🎺🎅🏻

Winnington Christmas Concert 2023

Olivia Mills


A wonderful evening at Winnington Rec! Thank you for asking us back to entertain, we loved it 🎄🎺🎅🏻

Hospice of the Good Shepherd Christmas Concert 2023

Olivia Mills


A wonderful evening at Chester Town Hall for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd Christmas concert with the Rhos Male Voice Choir. Thank you for inviting us back 🎄🎺

Carols in the Courtyard 2023 - Arron & Partners

Olivia Mills


A very festive evening for Carols in the Courtyard at Aaron & Partners Solicitors. Thank you for asking us back to entertain, we hope you all enjoyed yourselves 🎄🎺🎅🏻

Christmas arrives in Chester!

Olivia Mills


Our first Christmas job of 2023!

The band had the privilege of welcoming Christmas into Chester by leading the annual 12 days of Christmas parade through the city as the lights were switched on along the way!

Joint concert with Bluecoat Brass

Olivia Mills


City of Chester Bluecoat Band and our junior band over a Bluecoat Brass had the fantastic opportunity to come together for a joint concert at St Mary's Creative Space. Each band performed their own pieces, along with two joint numbers.
A big thank you to St Mary's for inviting us down to perform and to all the supporters to came to watch the bands. It is greatly appreciated!
Chester Remembrance 2023

Olivia Mills


A very soggy Sunday as the band march through the streets of Chester for the Remembrance Day parade. Big well done to everyone who was involved today 👏🏻
We will remember them 🌹
Glossop 2023

Olivia Mills


The band were back at Glossop band room for our annual Sunday matinee concert 🎶
A very big well done to all our soloists who played yesterday, but special thanks to our assistant principal cornet player, Sarah, who stepped up to the principal seat very last minute due to unforeseen circumstances. She absolutely smashed it 👏🏻🎺