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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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The band's summer season of events is already underway, despite the best efforts of the British weather at times! We have already played in Marshfield and Keynsham; why not check out our full summer season gig list in the calendar on the right?

We're always happy to welcome new players, especially to join our existing cornet, baritone and bass sections. We'd also love to hear from any experienced or budding percussionists out there!

If you fancy coming along, we meet every Wednesday evening from 7:45 pm at Withymead Football Pavilion in Marshfield, or contact our secretary Sarah on, or our MD Barney on 07735 901415.

Added by admin August 6, 2023 (2:15PM)

Pete Boyles

It is with great sadness that Marshfield Band have to announce the loss of our conductor, Pete Boyles, on Nov 30th 2020. Pete became our conductor back in 2018, after being a friend of the band for many years and the husband of one of our solo cornet players, Margaret.

He’ll be sadly missed by all of us, and we’d like to send our condolences to Margaret and all of Pete’s family.

picture of Pete Boyles

Comments (0) Added by admin December 1, 2020 (3:31PM)

February 2019

After a very busy festive period the band are busying themselves getting a programme together for the summer season. Our first engagement is at Keynsham Bandstand on Sunday 28th April from 3:00 until 5, it’s a free engagement and all are welcome, let’s hope the sun shines for us.  For the rest of our summer engagements please check out the band website calendar or look on our Facebook page.

Many thanks to everyone who supported us for our Christmas performances last year; we had a fabulous time playing at the Catherine Wheel, around the village on Christmas Eve and for the Mummers on Boxing Day as well as other performances outside the area in West Kington and Frampton Cotterell.  We were proud to donate £500 to Doorway in Chippenham last week as a result.

The band rehearses every Wednesday evening at the Withymead from 8:00 until 9:45. We welcome any brass players, new, experienced or returning to playing. We are currently, specifically, recruiting for 2nd baritone, 2nd trombone and cornets (solo & 3rd). Anyone interested please come along on Wednesday evenings

Please see our calendar on the right of the page for our latest events.


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