Brindle Brass Band was originally formed circa 1810 as the Brindle Temperance Band, making it possibly the oldest brass band in the region, and indeed one of the oldest in the country. At first, the band was closely linked to the Temperance Society in order to promote the abstinence from alcohol within the working classes, an idea that has thankfully waned over recent years!

There is hearsay evidence passed down through members of a local family with direct connections through successive generations that the band was formed in 1804 by John Rigby, a weaver of Whittle le Woods, who was followed by his son, John (1816-86) a quarryman, who is described on the marriage certificates of three of his children as a bandmaster. During this time the band was based at the Bay Horse Inn in Whittle le Woods and subsequently, they moved on to other local pubs.

By the 1900s the band was becoming increasingly well established within the local community and made regular appearances at walking days and fields around the villages of Higher Walton and Walton-le-Dale – a tradition that still continues today.

During the late 1950s and 1960s the band became known to a wider audience of football supporters by performing during the half-time interval of home games at Preston North End Football Club, these including the home team’s signature tune ‘Margie’.

Since the 1970s, Brindle Band has become well known for its ability to entertain by extending its repertoire to include contemporary pop arrangements and music from the shows as well as more traditional brass band arrangements.

Brindle Training Band

Brindle Brass band now welcomes beginner players of any age to come and learn brass /percussion

If you’re completely new to brass/percussion but are looking to learn, or are in the early stages of learning and want to extend your skills in a communal setting.

  • Instruments provided at no cost
  • Free tuition provided
  • Free tea, coffee, juice & refreshments
  • Feel free to stay on for the main band

Job List

You can see Brindle Brass Band at the following events, this year.



27th January, Sunday – Preston Contest


24th February, Sunday – Blackpool Contest


29th March, Friday – St. Leonards Church, Walton-Le-Dale


No April Dates


27th May, Bank Holiday Monday – Garstang 


8th June, Saturday – Kirkham Club Day

14th June, Friday – Whit Friday Marches

15th June, Saturday – St. Michaels March & Concert

16th June, Sunday – Kirkby Lonsdale Contest

22nd June, Saturday – Lytham


6th July, Saturday – Lytham St. Annes

7th July, Sunday – Brindle


4th August , Sunday – Botanic Gardens, Southport


22nd September, Sunday – Darwen Contest


No October Dates


8th November, Sunday – Remembrance Concert, Bamber Bridge 

10th November, Sunday – Remembrance Day – Preston (AM) / Whittle (PM)


1st December, Sunday – Marton Methodist Church Concert

8th December, Sunday – Feniscowles Golf Club

19th December, Thursday – Preston Masonic Hall

22nd December, Sunday – Brindle St. James Church