Welcome to the official website of Castleton Brass from Eye in Suffolk.
We originated as the Norwich-based Drayton Band in 1937. In the year 2000 we moved our rehearsals to Hartismere High School in Castleton Way Eye, and decided to adopt the new name of Castleton Brass. We have since moved to Mid Suffolk Business Park in Eye.
We were ranked 2nd place in the 4th section of the London and Southern Counties Regional contest. We then competed in the 2015 National Finals 4th section and we were placed 11th. A great achievement for a band which has not competed in the national competition for over a decade.
We are proud that nearly half the band is under 18 – the youngsters bring energy, enthusiasm and a scary amount of talent – they’re the soloists and teachers of tomorrow.
The older members (not so old!)- still have a few tricks up their sleeves and bring stability, experience and confidence.
Castleton is not a youth band, but it’s a youthful band.
The musical direction of Peter Ryan provides the balance of challenge, development and enjoyment that makes Castleton and its music so special. We welcome new players, although currently we only have a few places open, see vacancies. We practice on Tuesday evenings between 7.30 and 9.30. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining the band.