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.
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