The Dukeries Community Band – more brass players needed!

by | 14 January 2024 | Hobbies, Music, Sherwood

The Dukeries Community Band is a wind band comprising brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.

They had a very busy December with several performances in and around Ollerton. Hopefully you had an opportunity to hear them playing.

Moving forward, the band is rehearsing pieces for performances in 2024.

New players are welcome to come down to any of their rehearsals to join in straight away (no audition) or just to listen. The Band are always happy to have new players, of any age. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played for a while, or have started to learn fairly recently – although you must be able to read music, want to improve and be able to attend rehearsals and concerts.

They particularly need more brass players. Their wonderful saxophonists do a fantastic job playing parts that should be played by brass instruments, but it would be so nice to have the music played by the correct instruments.

So, if you play trumpet / cornet, trombone, euphonium, baritone horn, French horn or tuba and think you would enjoy playing in a band, please email or just go down and try them out. Woodwind players also welcome!

They rehearse each Tuesday during term time at the Dukeries Academy, Ollerton from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

With an ever-increasing repertoire featuring pop to classical with lots in between, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy.

Their concerts support the local community and charities. They are always happy to hear from organisations who would like the Band to play for them.

For more information, email or visit