Welcome to St Albans City Band

band_2011We are a friendly and community focussed brass band who have been making a contribution to local musical life for over 120 years. A busy schedule of concerts and engagements finds the band performing throughout Hertfordshire and beyond. We also have our own 10-piece group for hire who play a wide variety of music both old and new. 

We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 8 - 10pm at our very own Bandroom which is located at Unit 5a, Parkway, Porters Wood, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6PA. 

If you'd like to come along and meet us, please contact us via our web contact form, or alternatively call / message Richard on 07773 587453 for a chat.


alan_w.jpgAlan Webster joined St Albans City Band in 1952 and was later Secretary. He sponsored the Band from 1988 - 1993. Here are some of his important memories of those years.


andrew_walford_1.jpgAndrew was a member of St Albans City Band from 1981 to 1984 on Principal Trombone – he joined soon after the appointment of Matt Robertson as Conductor after the retirement of Nelson Morris and stayed for several years of unbridled fun! Here are some memories in his own words!






dickie_19671_1.jpgRichard Banks joined St Albans City and British Legion band in 1962 on 2nd cornet, and quickly moved on to Solo Horn.






len_smith_1_2.jpgLen Smith started playing cornet in 1939 and attended his first practice with St Albans City Band in April 1939. From 1948 until 2006 he played Bb Bass and has seen many, many changes over the years!







traning_band_1_2.jpgThe St Albans City Training Band in the words of it's founder, Arthur Waddington, from the Spring of 1979.







dave_mac_1.jpgDave MacDonald joined the City Band in 1947 on Baritone, but soon graduated to trombone.







band_1953_small_1.jpgHere are two views of St Albans City and British Legion Band from around about 1953, taken on a day after a parade in the city from St Peters Street to the Abbey.

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