Reg Vardy


Under our Craghead, Ever Ready & Reg Vardy names, 2017 will see the band’s 49th appearance at The National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. Additionally, we have become French Open Champions, Beamish March & Hymn Tune Contest Champions and narrowly missed qualification to The British Open where we were placed 3rd in the Grand Shield. Several high profile concerts have been performed, including the French Open Gala Concert, a performance of The Durham Hymns and also the premiere performance of the Brass Band arrangement of Belshazzar’s Feast at the Durham Brass Festival.

Outside of this, the band take great pride in their outreach work to the local community giving musical support to schools, training bands and also bands in the lower sections. Not only do they provide one to one tuition, but also full day master classes and sectional tutorials. This is an area which the band will continue to develop over the coming years in the hope we can encourage and sustain a thriving future for the banding community in the North East of England.

Nationals Contesting History

An impressive 48 outings at RAH in total. Best result of 3rd (2004). Came 8th 3 years running (2013-2015). Last time not here 2012. Other National Finals: S2 4 times. Has never won a National title.

Principal Players

Principal Cornet - Graeme Tindall
Soprano - Tom Glendinning
Flugel - Stephen King
Solo Horn - Andrew Hall
Solo Baritone - Fiona Casewell
Solo Trombone - Andrew Enzor
Solo Euphonium - Andrew Hedley
Eb Bass - Alistair Storey
Bb Bass - Colin Dixon
Percussion - Jonathan Fenwick