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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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February 2011

The band are busy preparing for the approaching regional contest to be held in march. The test piece is prelude song and dance by John Golland. Taking the band to the contest is Dan Jones (below)

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who achieved a good result for the band in 2008. The band are delighted to have his services for this years contest and are enjoying rehearsals very much. 

Updated website! Yes, the website has undergone a makeover and now sports a full content management system (for band members to update) and photo gallery. Events are now located on our calendar positioned on the right hand side of the screen, select "view all events" to see this year's engagements. Our photo gallery will be updated in the coming weeks with new and old photographs so keep checking back to see the new updates.

Added by admin August 9, 2010 (7:46PM)

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