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Marshfield Band is led by experienced conductor and euphonium player Steve Ruddell, aka Barney, who became our conductor back in 2021.  Barney first joined the band at the age of 8, some time ago (he won't admit just how long!) and has remained a dedicated member ever since.  Barney was presented a certificate and badge to mark his place on the Gloucestershire Brass Band Association's Roll of Honour in 2022, in recognition of 50 years' service to the brass banding movement, in 2022.

Barney's not alone in this honour; flugel player extraordinaire Bev Williams also received his certificate and badge last year. Yet it's an equally friendly band for newcomers; we've also welcomed several talented new members into our existing ranks over the past couple of years.

If you're reading this and considering your next banding move, why not come and give us a try?


We are a friendly band who always welcome new players to our existing ranks. We'd love to hear from any bass, euphonium and cornet players who are looking for a space in a welcoming, enthusiastic local band, whether you're experienced, a keen improver, or returning after a break from playing.

In particular, after the retirement of our much-loved percussionist Barbara last year, we're very keen to hear of any percussion / kit players, whether you're already accomplished, or learning and of a reasonably independent standard.

If you fancy coming along, we rehearse every Wednesday evening between 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm, at Withymead football pavilion in Marshfield.

If you are interested, just email our secretary Sarah on, call the Musical Director Barney on 07735 901415, or simply show up on a Wednesday evening.

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Welcome to Marshfield Band Website

We are a friendly UK Brass Band based in the village of Marshfield, just a 10-minute drive from the city of Bath. The band has been in existence for over 90 years, and has been actively involved with village life from the start. We regularly take part in village events throughout the year, including Marshfield's May Fair, Church Fete, Horticultural Show, Remembrance Day and Christmas of course. We also perform at events throughout Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

If you would like to book the band, please email us on, or call our Musical Director on 07735 901415.

Marshfield band in May 2023
The band at this year's Marshfield May Fair

The Derek Ruddell Memorial Concert, November 2022
The Derek Ruddell Memorial Concert, November 2022

We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at Withymead Football Pavilion, Withymead Rd, Marshfield, SN14 8PA. Rehearsals start at 7:45 pm, and we play until around 9:30 / 9:45. If you fancy joining us at a rehearsal, either to listen or to join in, please contact us, or just turn up on the night; you'll be assured of a warm welcome.

Please visit our gallery to see our latest pictures and information uploaded from our band members!

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