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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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September news 2012

Reunion Concert

The Band will be holding a reunion concert on Saturday 17th November at Marshfield Community Centre.  This is to celebrate the forthcoming 90th Birthday of our Second Trombone player, Derrick Ruddell.  All old players and supporters of the band will be very welcome.  The evening will be in three parts: the current band performing some of its favourite pieces, a buffet and bar being available for all during the break and the evening will conclude when previous players will be asked to join the main band for the finale.  This should be a good evening so come along and join us... more information be obtained by emailing our secretary:

Added by Sarah September 23, 2012 (11:41PM)

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