Welcome to the official website of Castleton Brass, based in Stoke Ash, 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. Following this, we moved to Mid Suffolk Business Park in Eye, and from May 2018 we have been based in Stoke Ash.
A Suffolk based Brass Band, we play for all kinds of events such as Village Fetes, Concerts, Birthday Parties, Wedding receptions, Church Services, Garden parties etc.
We have a large and varied repertoire, and can tailor our performance to suit your requirements.
We have recently been very successful, having restarted contesting:
- We came 2nd in the 4th section of the London and Southern Counties Regional contest 2015.
- We won the 4th section of the London and Southern Counties Regional contest 2016.
- We won the 3rd section of the London and Southern Counties Regional contest 2017.
- We have qualified 3 years in succession for the National Finals.
- We came 4th in the 3rd section National Brass Band Championships 2017.
- We are in the 2nd section, as of 2018.
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 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.
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.