The GUS Band

The GUS Band, originally named the Munn and Felton Works Band was formed by Fred Felton in 1933 in Kettering. During their 90-year history, thousands have applauded the band in concert, and the Midlanders have dented the Northern pride of Yorkshire and Lancashire, traditionally the home of brass bands, by winning no less than six national titles, the British Open Championships and being proclaimed World Champions. 

In more recent years the band has consistently been ranked in the Top 20 brass bands in the world and currently holds the titles of Midlands Regional Champions and Dr Martin Wainstones Cup Champions, and is proud to regularly qualify for the National Brass Band Championships at the Royal Albert Hall. 

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The band, alongside Musical Director, Christopher Bond, and Professional Conductor, Dr David Thornton strive to keep the band at the forefront of musical excellence and pride themselves on the range of repertoire performed in their concerts, performing pieces of varying styles from throughout the band's history and up to the present day. 

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