Co-operative Funeralcare


The Co-op Funeralcare Band, formerly The Co-operative Funeralcare Band, initially known as  the Scottish C.W.S. Band and later the CWS (Glasgow) Band, then The Scottish Co-op Band, was formed in 1918 in the CWS factories in Shieldhall, Glasgow. 

It is the most successful band in Scottish competition history having won the Scottish Championships on 33 occasions. In 1990 the band achieved its greatest success by becoming 
the first Scottish band to win the National Championship of Great Britain a title which they subsequently regained in 1996.

In May, 2010 the band won the All England Masters International Championship for a second time while earlier in the year it passed another milestone by winning the Scottish

Championship for the 30th time. The band also won the Scottish Open Championship in November 2010 for a third time. This has been followed on by two further victories, in 2012 and 2013.

The band has been runner-up in the European Championships twice, in 1992 and 1997 and has been placed third in the British Open Championship four times, in 1993, 1997, 2004 and 2013. 

Long standing and generous sponsorship from The Co-op organisation has been a vital factor in the band’s success and the band is grateful to its current sponsors, The Co-op Funeralcare.

Nationals Contesting History

Most successful Scottish band at RAH. Won twice in 45 outings (2 from 35 RAH, 0 from 10 Crystal Palace). Last won in 1996. Last time not here 2013. One other National Finals appearance: S2 Finals 1978.

Principal Players

Cornet - Jim Hayes

Soprano - Gordon Kyle

Flugel - Callum Tonner

Horn - Chris Hamilton

Baritone - Scott Findlater

Euphonium - Chris Flynn

Trombone - David MacLeod

EEb Bass - Lauren Foden

BBb Bass - Duncan McCluskie

Percussion - Derek Love