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The Brass Band of Central England is consistently judged as one of the top brass bands in the country. The band is classed as a Championship Brass Band and competes in both set test pieces and entertainment contests throughout the UK and internationally.


The band has been awarded numerous trophies and accolades throughout its history. Some of these include:-.

2017 2016 2000 &1999 British Open Birmingham Symphony Hall

2016 Senior Cup Champions

2014 Bolsover Entertainment Contest - Runners Up

2014 Bolsover Entertainment Contest - Soloist Prize

2013 2012 & 2006 National Finals Royal Albert Hall

2013 Midland Area Champions  

2012 & 2006 Midland Area Runners-up 

2011 Bolsover Entertainment Contest Champions

2011 2010 2009 2008 2003 & 2001 All England Masters

2010 & 2002 Pontins Champions

2006 USA Brass Band Open Championships - Runners-up

2006 USA Brass Band Open Championships - Best March

2006 USA Brass Band Open Championships - Best Buskers

2003 Senior Cup runners-up

2001 2000 1996 1995 & 1994 Milton Keynes Entertainment Winners

1999 Grand Shield runners-up

1995 1st Section National Champions

1993 1st Section South Midlands & East Anglia Champions

"It was through The Brass Band of Central England that I came to fully appreciate the fellowship of “Banding”. Many thanks to the band for their friendship and professional camaraderie over the years from across the pond. Here’s to many more years of great music-making! Congratulations!"


Rick Mizell, Senior Music Producer, Walt Disney  - USA

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