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New addition to Friary ranks

August 11, 2022
Sam Noden is the latest addition to the line-up at Friary Brass.


Friary thanks to Stevens

June 21, 2022
Friary Brass has thanked Chairperson and player Nigel Stevens as he steps down from joint roles.

Friary Brass Band

Friary announce new trombone lead

February 21, 2022
The experienced Neil Wharton has been appointed the new solo trombone at Friary Brass Band


Friary supports Air Ambulance service

February 05, 2022
The festive carol playing of Friary Brass has helped keep a fantastic Air Ambulance service in the air.


Friary showcase arts and crafts

February 03, 2022
Friary Brass warmed up for their appearance at the UniBrass Championships Gala Concert with a well received Hampshire concert.

Isobel Daws

Daws claims Academy role

January 27, 2022
Trombone player Isobel Daws has won a position at the Berlin Philharmonic's prestigious Karajan Academy in Berlin.

Player of the Year

2021 4BR Player of the Year

December 25, 2021
The superb Isobel Daws rounds off a memorable year of personal performances by becoming the 2021 4BR Player of the Year.


Fresh air and Friary provide musical mix

September 15, 2021
Friary Brass has been getting into shape for the National Finals with another open air concert appearance.


Westminster return for Friary

August 29, 2021
The London & Southern Counties Area champion return to concert action with a performance at an iconic local venue...

Isobel Daws

International success for Daws

October 12, 2020
Isobel Daws claims prestigious international trombone title to add to her CV of success.


More bands say thanks and entertain...

May 02, 2020
Friary Brass Band, Meltham & Meltham Mills, and Carnoustie High School Brass Band provide extra entertainment and thanks during the lockdown...


Friary offer Fraternity preview ahead of Grand Shield challenge

May 11, 2019
The London & Southern Counties champion will preview their Grand Shied preparations as they seek to claim British Open qualification.


Rebrand for 5 time champion

March 21, 2019
The new name on the London & Southern Counties Regional Championship trophy is Friary Brass Band...


Top Kat strengthens Friary National prospects

July 20, 2018
Katherine Hawkins joins the cornet ranks of Friary Guildford as they look towards their Albert Hall National Final assault.


Friary Guildford adds to the perc ranks with new signing

July 13, 2018
William Rowling is the latest young talent to be signed up with the London & Southern Area champion.

Martin Britt

Britt pops to park sop life at Friary

January 20, 2018
London & Southern Area champion Friary Guildford welcome the signing of star sop player Martin Britt.

Friary Guildford make it three in a row

Report & Results: 2017 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships: Championship Section

March 19, 2017
The impressive Friary Guildford make it three in a row at Stevenage as a rejuvenated Redbridge join them at the Royal Albert Hall.


Gresswell to lead free tuba workshop

January 23, 2017
Yamaha artist Simon Gresswell will be leading free a tuba workshop with the Friary Guildford Band next month .

Frairy Guildford tubas

Friary opt for Japanese foundation on which to build further success

April 15, 2016
Newly crowned London & Southern Counties Regional Champions opt for the four pronged Yamaha Neo tuba foundation as they look towards further major championship success.

Friary Guildford

Report & Results: 2015 scaba Entertainment Contest

May 19, 2015
Friary Guildford claim a sixth consecutive title as LGB Brass make it three out of five at the recent scaba entertainment contest.


Friary Guildford claim mayor award

May 14, 2015
A major promotion and a Mayor award means the success continues for Friary Guildford Band.

Friary Guildford

Friary boost ahead of Albert Hall appearance

October 03, 2014
The Senior Trophy champion adds yet more silverware to their CV ahead of Arthurian battle.

Friary Win

Report & Results: 2014 Senior Trophy

April 26, 2014
Friary Guildford impress the secret judges the most to claim the title and promotion alongside City of Cardiff, Drighlington and St Dennis.

Cheque presentation

High flying Friary helps keep the high flyers saving lives

February 13, 2013
Friary Guildford raise funds to keep a very special service in the air — and saving the odd cornet player on the way.


Friary to set the Devil nearly free

March 03, 2012
Friary Guildford is the latest band to let listeners have a sneak preview of their Devilish intentions...

David Thornton

Thornton takes GUS baton

August 17 • Dr David Thornton has been appointed Professional Conductor at the GUS Band.

Peter Moore

Tune in to enjoy Moore brilliance tonight

August 16 • Trombone star Peter Moore will be featured in the George Walker Trombone Concerto at the Proms this evening with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Brass Foundations

Free Brass Foundations workshop in Northumberland

August 16 • There is a free Brass Foundations workshop to go along and enjoy in the North East this weekend.


Foden's to preview Hyperlink ahead of National defence

August 16 • Foden's Band will preview the National Final test-piece at Regents Hall on the eve of the contest.

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Lotherton Hall

Sunday 28 August • Lotherton Hall. Off Collier Lane. Aberford. LS25 3EB LS25 3EB

Newstead Brass - Newark Brass Explosion

Monday 29 August • Newark Castle, . Castle Gate, Newark NG24 1BG

Contest: Greenfield Autumn Leaves March & Hymn Contest

Sunday 4 September • Ladhill Playing Fields, Greenfield, Oldhamm OL3 7JW

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 10 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Derwent Brass - Under The Stars

Saturday 17 September • Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP

Stretford Band

August 18 • Tenor Horn required, position negotiable. We are a local, friendly band with a varied concert programme in the following months. If you are looking for a change please come along and meet the band.

Chinnor Silver

August 18 • With the band entering an exciting period as we look to appoint a new MD we require Eb & Bb BASS AND PERCUSSION players to join us.Rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.. Other players please apply as willing to move around for the right person.

St. Ronan's Silver Band

August 16 • We are seeking to appoint a PRINCIPAL CORNET PLAYER to our friendly, hard-working 2nd Section Band based in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders, only 50 mins from Edinburgh. Great programme of contests/concerts & other events.

Nigel Seaman

Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator


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