About The Band


Marske Brass Band was formed in 1875 and has been delighting audiences ever since with a repertoire of traditional brass band music and arrangements of popular tunes of the day.

Almost a century and half later the band is thriving under the baton of local legend Alun Prest with a busy concert and competition schedule, not to mention the excellent junior section (of which the band is very proud).

Players are assured of a very warm welcome by this famously friendly band whether experienced or new to the brass band world.

Are you interested in joining the band?

Are you an experienced player or are you new to brass bands and would like to learn how to play a cornet, trombone, bass or other brass instrument (or percussion)?

Marske Brass Band is a genuinely welcoming, fun and friendly band with the best junior section in the local area (for learners of any age from 6 to 86!).

Our Values

Although Marske Band is rightly proud of its reputation as one of the most inclusive and friendly bands in the North East it is the music that is ultimately the number one priority for all players.

Truly the global language, making great music with good friends is one of the most rewarding pursuits.

The band takes pride and pleasure in the variety and quality of the musical programmes that are performed throughout the year.

Marske Brass Band holds a prominent position in the local community and it is a role that that the band is both privileged and pleased to fulfil.

The band is honoured to lead the annual Remembrance Day and St George’s Day parades and undertakes many concerts at local venues including Marske Hall and Saltburn bandstand.

The band prides itself on providing a warm welcome to any new member. Rehearsals are held twice weekly on Wednesday and Sunday nights where new players will find a friendly, fun but dedicated group of musicians.

The junior band ,which is open to learners of all ages, rehearses on Sunday evenings at 6:00pm under the assured baton of one of the area’s leading brass proponents, Kaye Robertson . The junior band has a wonderful atmosphere for learning and undertakes various public performances in the summer months and at Christmas time.