About Newstead Brass

A brief history of the band and our activities

Newstead Brass began in 1988 when, following the Hucknall Colliery closure, the band-room was demolished and the Hucknall-Linby Miners Welfare Band relocated and became the Newstead Welfare Brass band.  The band originally began in the mid-1970s when the junior section of the Bestwood Band was ‘adopted’ by the Hucknall and Linby Miners Welfare who were keen to support and develop a band of their own.

The ‘Newstead Brass’ name was launched in 2005 to emphasise the versatility of a group that can happily switch between swing, big band, jazz, film and classical transcriptions as well as traditional brass band selections and the occasional ‘proms’ or ‘firework’ evenings!

The 30-piece band now performs at venues across the country with around 30 public concerts per year, often supporting local and national charities, as well as a range of brass band festivals and competitions.  The band strives to provide a wide range of music, not only that which is traditionally associated with brass bands.  Swing music from the 1940s (Miller) to the 21st Century (Buble) forms a popular part of the band’s repertoire as well as scores from modern film blockbusters and chart classics from the last 25 years.

Newstead Brass are committed to the future of brass playing in the region and is keen to work with schools and other groups to enthuse young people (and their families) with a love of live music in general and brass band playing in particular.


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St. Wilfrid’s Church Hall
Church Street
NG17 8LE


Phone: 0115 968 0563 (evenings)
Mobile: 07914 529 936

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