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Junior band debut

Donna Jackson


Tonight junior band made their debut performance with training band and senior band at St Mary's in Chester. Their performance was much admired by both audience and senior band. Well done. 

Winnington Concert

Donna Jackson



After a sensational debut by the junior band at St Mary's , the main band will next be out on Friday at Winnington. 

Showcase concert at St Marys

Donna Jackson


For the first time all three bands will be in concert together. This Wednesday at 7.30 at St Mary's creative centre (tickets £5) the City of Chester Brass band junior,training and senior bands will perform a showcase concert hosted by Chester Music Society. Our youngest performer will be 7 and our oldest won't reveal their age in public . For further details see http://www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk/index.php/club-concerts-2/150-city-of-chester-brass-band-and-training-band

Santa's arrival at Grosvenor garden centre

Donna Jackson


The next time you can see the band is at Grosvenor Garden centre on Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25 th November at 11am to welcome Santa . For further details https://allevents.in/chester/santas-arrival/20001251061399

Chester Christmas parade

Donna Jackson


The band will be out on Friday 16th November leading the spectacular Chester Christmas parade. It starts at 7pm and for further details see http://bit.ly/2D5TRO5


If you want to know what we are up to , over Christmas , click on our what's on tab and click on dates highlighted in blue  Enjoy. 

City of Chester remembers

Donna Jackson



The band is privileged to be marching and playing at two acts of Remembrance this year.
On Saturday 10th November we will be playing at 10.30 at the Malpas act of Remembrance
On Sunday 11th of November 9.30 to 11.30 we will , once again, be in Chester for the Remembrance parade and service.

100 years after the end of the First World War we are honoured to be part of our communities ceremonies.


Rochdale Contest

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The band will be out in competition at Rochdale on Sunday. It's a beautiful building ( if Hitler had won the war he wanted to transport it back to Germany ) and a bargain £7 will allow you to listen to all the bands who are playing own choice pieces. It's a great way of listening to a huge variety of  test pieces and there's a weatherspoons nearby. https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/events/57657/events-in-rochdale/rochdale-brass-band-contest

Happy return to Alford

Donna Jackson


The last time we were here our principal horn player married our percussion player Alex. 


Hopefully our return visit will be just as full of joy and good music.



music . 

Kings of the Castle

Donna Jackson


City of Chester Brass Band at Chester Castle
Sunday 16 September
11:30am - 12:10pm and 1:00pm - 1:40pm

City of Chester Brass Band will be performing again with us at Chester Castle. This year the Band will be warming back up after their summer break for an autumn season of contesting and concerts by playing a selection of well-known tunes at the Chester Castle.

This is the last weekend opening of the Castle this summer. The Castle will open Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s from 10.30am to 4pm with free entry to the grounds.

This year visitors can also climb to the top of the Agricola Tower for a unique panorama view from the roof. There will be a small charge of £2 per person to climb the tower.

Outdoor games
Come and have a go at Giant Jenga, Hoopla, Hopscotch, Beanbag toss, skipping in the castle yard.

‘Ecce Iterum’ (Latin for see again) is an exhibition at the castle featuring the work of three Chester based artists. Kate Gater, Alexandru Modoi and Estelle Woolley have created new art works that reflect and respond to the Castle and its history. The artworks include sound, photography and sculpture, to draw attention to some of the castle’s hidden features. The artworks will be on display throughout the opening of the Castle. 



Welcome freshers Chester 2018



Congratulations to all those attending Chester University. Here at City of Chester we have a long history of welcoming students, many of whom make Chester their permanent home. Our recent committee meeting is possibly unusual in that the majority of members of the committee are under 30 and we have a few students in various sections to welcome you aboard. Contact us for a warm welcome for whatever brass or percussion you play.