On behalf of Market Rasen Band: Many congratulations to two of our team Hannah Vaughan and Craig Ward on your wedding day today April 14th 2021! Sadly, we are not able to be part of your celebrations as originally planned, but we wish you much love, health and happiness for the future. Looking forward to welcoming you back as Mr and Mrs Ward! Have a fantastic day. ❤❤


On behalf of Market Rasen Band:-

sincere condolences from players past and present to Siona Nadine on the sad passing of your Mum, Alison who played EE Flat Bass and committed a large part of her life in the Rhoades Saddlery Band days and was an amazing player with a personality to match. RIP Alison.


 Came 7th out of 13 Bands at The Midlands Regional Second Section Contest in the Civic Hall Bedworth on March 8th 2020 with the Test Piece 'The Golden Sabre' by Kit Turnbull.


Adjudicators: Brian Rostron and Mark Wilkinson
Split Draws: 9.00am and 10.30am
Commences: 10.00am

1. Gresley Colliery (Craig Stevens)*                                                                                2. Glossop Old (David Ashworth)*                                                                                  3. City of Coventry (Jonathan Fearn)                                                                              4. Tintwistle (Andrew Mallon)
5. Avonbank (Evesham) (Colin Herbert)
6. Leicestershire Co-op (Snibston) (Luke Pallister)
7. Market Rasen (David Dernley)
8. Ibstock Brick Brass (Dave Lea)
9. Wellington (Telford) (Stephen Rhodes)
10. Shirland Welfare (Lynden Cooper)
11. Wigston (Rob Boulter)
12. Cleobury Mortimer Concert (Colin Hogg)
13. Ireland Colliery Chesterfield (Lindon Bolt)

*Qualify for National Final






 1st place at NEMBBA Contest held at South Normanton PostMill Centre on 23rd February 2020 with the Regional Test Piece 'The Golden Sabre' adjudicated by Martin Heartfield












Came 5th out of 13 Bands at The Midlands Regional Second Section Contest in the Civic Hall Bedworth on March 10th 2019 with the Test Piece 'Rise Of The Phoenix' by Darrol Barry.




The Band drawn 5th gets Third spot at The National Finals of Great Britain at Cheltenham on September 16th 2018

with Episodes For Brass by Gareth Churcher. 






Photo by British Bandsman.



April 28th, Workshops followed by a Concert in Lincoln Cathedral with Black Dyke. More Workshop pictures  and CONCERT link



Market Rasen Band awarded £13,000 through Arts Council Englands “Grants for the Arts” funding for creative commissions, brass band leadership development and musician development project

Market Rasen Band is thrilled that they have been awarded £13,000 towards a total project cost of £24,492. Grants for the Arts is supported using Public Funding by Arts Council England.

The project is to commission two internationally renowned composers to write music for a large-scale collaboration project. Paul Lovatt-Cooper and William Himes will compose commissions to be premiered at a collaborative concert with Black Dyke Band and Market Rasen Band at Lincoln Cathedral in April 2018.

The band will also work with Professor Nicholas Childs to undertake professional development workshops which will be open to all conductors to attend.

There will be a series of workshops delivered by the Principal players of Black Dyke Band working with brass players from within the Midlands Region to be staged as part of the celebration weekend leading up to the Lincoln Cathedral concert.

The final concert at Lincoln Cathedral featuring Black Dyke Band in concert will be promoted by United Health Group who has their head office in Lincoln.

Market Rasen Band will also produce a cd as part of the project which will contain the new commissions.

Market Rasen Band would like to give thanks to Carole Hirst for her work in putting the application together.

Philip Pearson, chairman of United Health commented, we are privileged to host such an event bringing together Black dyke Band and Lincoln both rich in historic heritage for what I am sure will be a great weekend for local musicians and the audience.

Midlands 3rd Section Champions 2018

plus invite to the National Finals.

Test Piece. Napoleon On The Alps.

Arranged By Philip Harper.

Former MD Alan Needham has passed away at the age of 65 after a long illness.

Photo taken at the Bolsover Festival of Brass in 2012 after coming the 4th Section Champions

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3RD at Friezland, Whit Friday Marches 2017



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Friends of the Band

ADM Agriculture Ltd

Judith Barnard

Mr G.M Cooper

Ralph Coulson

Deo Law

Vickie Ehret

Gill Fitch

Mr & Mrs C C Hall

Mr Dennis Hall  

Mr Stephen Hewson

Mrs Allison Hugill


Marshall Funeral Directors

Mr & Mrs J Nock

Rase Veterinary Centre


Valerie Walsh

Mrs N Ward 

Mr Peter Wood