Band for hire

The Colchester Band are available to hire for music making at your next event.

The band can not only offer traditional brass band music, but are versatile and can play music to match most occasions. The band has access to over 1,000 pieces of music, but also offers a bespoke service where music for an occasion can be specifically tailored and arranged.

The common perception is that brass bands just play loud and play marches, however a quick look at our music library index shows that we play a wide variety of music. We also are quite comfortable in matching our ensemble size to your circumstances, size of venue, being able to play as a full band, or in smaller numbers to meet those occasions when 25 players are just too many.


The average cost of hiring the band varies but a typical cost includes a 1.5 hour programme engaging full band or smaller band on a week-night or during the weekend. The costs vary depending on the type of event, location, music required, time and number of players required. Please contact us for a quote.

Any fee charged covers the running costs of the band for rent and insurance to allow us to perform. We are entirely self-funding for the love of music.

Book the Band

If you are interested in booking the band for your event, please contact us