About


Milton Keynes Brass (MK Brass) is acknowledged as one of the southern region’s most active and popular bands. The band maintains a busy contest and engagement schedule which includes regular bandstand performances at both regional and local venues, and seeks to work with its community in the Milton Keynes area by supporting organisations like Willen Hospice and the British Legion.

MK Brass in the opening scene from Brassed Off

MK Brass in the opening scene from Brassed Off

Under the leadership of the band’s first professional conductor Malcolm Holloway, and then subsequently and significantly under Paul Fensom, the band rose through band competitions to the Championship Section. MK Brass now competes in the Second Section and is actively seeking promotion again.

Originally known as Broseley Brass the band, was formed with just eight players in 1984 through the generous sponsorship of a building company called Broseley Homes Ltd. Broseley Homes Ltd was involved in the early development of Milton Keynes – the city in which the band is based. The sponsorship deal lapsed many years ago, but having developed its identity locally the band retained the “Broseley” name until 2009, when the band was re-named “Milton Keynes Brass”.

The band has also undertaken overseas tours in Germany and Switzerland, and recorded its first CD – “Broseley Bandstand”.

In July 2007 the band was asked to take part in the Tring Arts Festival production of the stage play “Brassed Off”, which proved to be a great success.

The band regularly provide music for a range of events from themed fundraising concerts through to weddings and garden parties. For more information on booking the band please click here.