The Haydock Band
"Beating strong at the heart of Haydock"
Established 1861 Celebrating over 150 years of music making

Library

Since establishment in 1861 The Haydock Band has collected a vast amount of brass band music. This library has been augmented by libraries from other defunct bands, most notably the Calendars Cables Band, who were one of the country's premier bands particularly relevant on early recordings of brass music.

The library, which has vast significance as a historical archive and not just as a major collection of brass music, now amounts to over 5000 pieces of music dating back to Dinorah in 1873. This is an original set of the Belle Vue test piece. We believe that we are one of a very few bands to hold this collection of test pieces from Belle Vue if not the only one, which would make our collection unique - no doubt someone will let us know if that's not the case!

It is the intention of the band committee to make this collection more accessible to other bands around the country and in the future to bands abroad where brass music is still a developing art form and where there is no historical track record.

If you have any particular requirement for especially older music please Email the band at

Librarian@haydockband.com

Haydock Band acknowledge the kind support of Mr Martin West and Timperley Band Trustees donating a music library to the band.

Latest News

The Haydock Band played at Blackpool, Area National Finals, on Sunday 26th February 2017. The Band didn't play to their potential but nevertheless were disappointed with their placing at 14th.
The Band attended the Butlins Mineworkers Championships in January 2017. A moving and beautiful rendition of Inclusion impressed both the music press and audience but the adjudicators were not so impressed and placed us 5th.
The Haydock Band new CD "Musicality" was released on Friday 18th December at their Christmas Concert in Haydock Conservative Club.
To obtain your copy of the new CD please contact our MD, Mark Quinn or any band member. See contacts page. To listen to the "warm up" piece as a taster of the CD, Click here.
The band still has some vacancies to complete its line-up. Please see the Vacancies page for more details!