The band

About the band

The Farnborough Concert Band of the Royal British Legion was formed in 1987 and consists of over 50 enthusiastic musicians who enjoying performing and entertaining. The band performs at a wide variety of engagements throughout the year including traditional bandstands, concerts, charity events, remembrance parades, mess dinners and visits abroad.

The band has also performed at the Brit awards in 2011 and 2012 where they performed for the pre awards event. In 2011 they played for the opening of Brighton football club performing in front of a crowd of 17,000 football fans. Each year the band play at Field Day in Hackney entertaining the vast crowds playing more modern music from well known stars like Adele, Britney Spears and Olly Murs.

The band’s main charity performance is the annual proms style concert held in Aldershot in October with funds donated to charities including Parkinson's UK, the Army Benevolent Fund, the Royal British Legion and other local charities.

The Band rehearses in Frimley in Surrey on Tuesday evenings, from 8pm to 10pm.

If you are interested in booking the band, or joining us please Contact Us.

Our band members

Current vacancies: Percussion, Bass Clarinet and String Bass players.

Musical DirectorMark Atkins
FluteAlison Butler
Bill McCoy
Lucy Skinner
Debbie Jeune
Victoria Crowe
OboeBeverley Baker
Eb ClarinetAdam Furze
ClarinetLouise Yeadon
Antony Haynes
Nansi Braybrooke
Val Racklyeft
Jean Libaert
Sheila Cooper
Muriel Blanchard
Fran Butterworth
Lesley Robertson
Sian Cosgrove
BassoonRaffaella Riccato
Alto SaxophoneIsla Pavey
Esme Lee
Danika Dowling
Phil Osborne
Tenor SaxophoneGareth Jeune
Kayleigh Huelin
Andy Wall
Baritone SaxophoneArthur Sandell
French HornPete Woods
Mark Elvin
Alan Withers
Lisa Garrison
Cornet/TrumpetAndrea Day
Linda Somers
Jeff Anderson
Mandy Marriott
Chris Armstrong
TromboneChris Braybrooke
David Smith
Anthony Green
EuphoniumRay Somers
Laurie Jenkins
TubaOssie Osbourne
Mick Feehily
PercussionTom Welch