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 49th Bailey Lane End Music Festival

The Festival will take place on the 23rd June 2018 at Five Acres High School. We will be welcoming David Hayward to adjudicate this year's Festival. David is a well-known musician, conductor and compere within the brass banding world and last adjudicated at the Festival in 2016. The band are looking forward to a strong entry and are hopeful of once again increasing numbers as the competition grows.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS 11th JUNE 2018

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28th Apr 2018, All Day

SEWBBA Spring Festival
@ Willows High School, Cardiff »

2nd Jun 2018, 10:00 - 15:00

Fownhope Hearts of Oak March
@ Fownhope, Herefordshire »

2rd Jun 2018, 14:00 - 16:30

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

23rd Jun 2018, All Day

Bailey Lane End Music Festival
@ Lakers School, Coleford »

7th Jul 2018, All Day

Pershore Midsummer Brass Festival
@ Pershore, Worcestershire »
Event website »

8th Jul 2018, Evening

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

14th Jul 2018, All Day

Drybrook Music Festival "Yud Candy"
@ Drybrook Memorial Hall »

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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