Came 5th out of 13 Bands at The Midlands Regional Second Section Contest in the Civic Hall Bedworth on March 10th 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



Christmas Eve at Tescos in 2016. Playing started at 10am and finished at 2pm

Presentation by MD David Dernley to Michael Tindall for 50years devotion to the Band presented at the 50years reformation Celebration and Christmas Concert at Market Rasen. Through the years he has been Secretary, Acting Chairman, Band Sergeant and is currently Contest Secretary.

Probably the highlight of the year playing in Lincoln Cathedral at The Lincolnshire Co-op Carol Concert on Dec 7th 2016

Funeral was held at Grimsby Crematorium on Nov 23rd 2016 of one of our former Bandsman, Horn player and MD Noel Barry Mathews aged 83years. He conducted the band in the Midlands Regional Contest in 2005 where we was positioned 3rd in the 4th Section with the Test Piece Divertimento.





Judith Barnard

Mr G.M Cooper

Diane Cottingham

Ralph Coulson

Vickie Ehret

Gill Fitch

Mr & Mrs C C Hall

Mr Dennis Hall  

Mr Stephen Hewson


Mrs J Lloyd

Marshall Funeral Directors

Mr & Mrs J Nock

Mr John Prince MBE

Mrs Sheila Prince 

Valerie Walsh

Mr Peter Wood