The band

Forest of Dean Brass are a 1st section band based in Yorkley, Forest of Dean.

2019 is the band's 25th year since the amalgamation of Yorkley Onward and Coleford Town Band  in 1994  and formed the Forest of Dean Brass as it is now.

As a contesting band Forest Of Dean Brass have had success over the past three years winning the Gloucestershire Brass Band Association own test piece competition. The bands most recent award of success was in 2018, where they were the placed 3rd at the west of England area competition. In recent times they have been top 3 at SEWBBA Cardiff test piece contest and in the top 5 at the Wychavon Entertainment Competition. Forest of Dean Brass are now among the top six 1st section bands in the West of England.

Forest of Dean Brass can be seen out playing throughout the year at many different locations. They enjoy the classic Band in the park but revel in playing modern POP classics at cider festivals. Come and see the band this year. To see details of performances please go to the Events Page