Sun 26 Sep 2021

Flowers Band

Flowers Band
A brass band from Gloucestershire now in its 51st year of outstanding musical excellence, the Flowers Band have been ranked as the No 1 band in the West of England and 5th in the World - with competition successes too numerous to list.

They bring a fresh and exciting experience to events and a mastery of sound and instruments that will blow your mind. Their performance on this evening will be a mixed programme of music with something for all to experience and enjoy!

The band was formed as a result of the disbandment of the Royal Gloucester Hussars (Territorial Army) Brass Band.

After negotiation with the Ministry of Defence, the instruments were purchased and most of the former R.G.H. bandsmen, together with other local players, formed the City of Gloucester Band.

Since then the band has had a variety of sponsors including Whitbread in the Community and Flowers Brewery.

The band rose rapidly up the Championship Section ladder in 1986 where it has since established itself consistently in the top 20 of the Brass Band World Rankings table, and Flowers Band currently sit at an all time high of 7th in the world and the 4th best brass band in the United Kingdom.

The last 12 months, led by Musical Director Paul Holland, has been one of the best in the bands history. This included becoming the French Open, Butlins Minesworkers and West of England Champions, achieving 3rd place at the Brass in Concert Championships, as well as 5th places at both the British Open and National Championships of Great Britain.