Thornton Cleveleys


In 1962 Mr Tom Birch of Fleetwood was approached by the Thornton Cleveleys Urban District Council to form a local youth brass band. Mr Birch A.R.C.M (T), a former instructor at Kneller Hall School of Music, advertised in the local press and with 12 youngsters began the revival of Thornton Cleveleys Band.  1972 saw the opening of the new Band room on Holly Road, Red Marsh Thornton and is where the band still rehearses today. In 1997 the band were awarded a £53,000 lottery grant which was used to buy many new instruments. The band currently perform concerts in a variety of venues including churches, galas and theatres. In July 2015 the band appointed Stephen Craig as their new conductor and became North West Area 4th Section Champions in 2016 just 7 months later.  In September 2016 the band achieved 4th place at the National Championships on their first ever visit. In February 2017 the band retained their title of North West 4th Section champions and will be promoted to 3rd Section from January 2018.

Returning to Cheltenham this year, after competing in Section 4 2016 (and achieving 4th place) - which was their only previous Nationals appearance. #

Principal Players

Principal Cornet- Andrew Swann
Principal Euphonium- David Cummins
Soprano- Beth Cummins
Solo Horn- Nicola Holland
Principal Trombone- Howard Midgley
Flugel- Natalie Beddows
Baritone- Damian Lowe
Eb Bass- Ian Holland
Bb Bass- Barclay Jones
Principal Percussionist- TBC