The A. W. Parker (Drybrook) Band is a Brass Band located in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. We are a First Section contesting band and also perform at many concerts and events in and around the local area of Drybrook and Mitcheldean.

We are members of our local Gloucestershire Brass Band Association and also run the annual 'Bailey Lane End Music Festival' for youth players wishing to compete in a friendly atmosphere.

Entries now welcome for the 50th Bailey Lane End Music Festival

The Festival will take place on the 22nd June 2019 at Five Acres High School in Coleford, part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. We will be welcoming Christopher Bond to adjudicate this year's Festival. The band are looking forward to a strong entry and are hopeful of once again increasing numbers as the competition grows. The emphasis continues to be on encouraging young players (often playing their first public solo) to take part and experience performing, although prizes are awarded in all nine solo, duet and quartet sections.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS 10th JUNE 2019

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1st Jun 2019, 10:00 - 15:00

Fownhope Hearts of Oak March
@ Fownhope, Herefordshire »

15th Jun 2019, All Day

Bugle Contest
@ Fownhope, Herefordshire »
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22nd Jun 2019, All Day

Bailey Lane End Music Festival
@ Lakers School, Coleford »

23rd Jun 2019, 14:00 - 16:30

Ross-on-Wye Bandstand
@ Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire »

6th Jul 2019, All Day

Pershore Midsummer Brass Festival
@ Pershore, Worcestershire »
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21st Jul 2019, Evening

The Rising Sun, Moseley Green
@ Moseley Green, Parkend »

3rd August 2019, 11:00 - 13:00

Ross-on-Wye Carnival
@ Larruperz Centre, Ross-on-Wye »

24th August 2019, 17:15 - 18:00

Scarr Bandstand

The Drybrook & District Silver Band is a Registered Charity (No. 1154033) and performs under the name of the 'A. W. Parker (Drybrook) Band' in recognition of our long-standing sponsorship deal.

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