Langley Band is one of the oldest brass bands in the Midlands. In 2008 they celebrated 130 years since their foundation in 1878.
The Band members are proud of their heritage and with good reason. Since the very beginning the Band has enjoyed many successes and always maintained its headquarters in Langley, at the heart of the industrial area commonly known as 'The Black Country', and never more than a few yards from the first rehearsal room!
The Band is self-supporting, relying solely on the proceeds from concert fees, recordings, donations and member's subscriptions. The membership is made up from a diverse range of people including school pupils, students, teachers, engineers, police officers, doctors, accountants and civil servants. The players give up their own time for engagements and the twice weekly rehearsals.
The Band comprises around 28 musicians, mainly from the Midlands region, led by their current Musical Director Cliff Parker who has directed the band since 2002.
The Band has built up an enviable reputation for providing quality musical entertainment and is kept busy entertaining audiences throughout the year, performing an average of 25 concerts at a wide range of locations. These are mainly in and around the area closest to the bands heart – the Black Country and West Midlands. They have also performed overseas in Frankfurt, Germany and in Noordervijk, Belgium. The band hosts an increasingly popular concert series at the Barlow Theatre, Langley and continues to entertain young and old alike with their varied mix of music and humour.
Over the years Langley Band has broadcast on both national and local radio many times, including the BBC’s “Listen to the Band” and appeared on T.V. The band has made numerous recordings through its long history on LP, Cassette and CD.
You can contact us via the our online contact form or via...
Peter Jones (Secretary)
184 Cradley Road
Tel. 01384 918547
The Band is a Registered Charity No. 1114177