Welcome to the web site of one of the oldest brass bands in the world!

Old picture of band

Woodhouse Prize Band is a traditional brass band on the south side of Sheffield in the UK about two miles from junction 31 on the M1.

Founded in 1853, we are one of the oldest surviving brass bands in the country in continuous existence and we’re incredibly proud of our heritage. We don’t spend all our time looking backwards though. For a local village band, we think we’re quite progressive with our music and our outlook.

Fundraising news

The band has teamed up with EasyFundraising so now you can help raise funds for the Band whilst indulging in your on-line shopping sprees (we can’t help wondering whether Gemma buys her shoes on-line… hmmm!) Read more about it on our News pages.

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Band merchandise

Sadly, if you haven’t already got one of or 2016 Christmas CD’s you’re pretty much too late. Due to fantastic demand, we’ve sold all but about five of them. If you see us out and about over the coming weeks, you may be luck enough to get one of the last few, but it’s a long shot. Thanks to all our friends, family, supporters and audiences that have parted with their money to support the band through the purchase of our first Christmas CD. There will be another one, but probably not in 2017!!

Events for 2017

Our Events page is up to date for 2017 so if you’re looking to catch us performing, this is a good place to start.

Thinking of booking the band?

If you’re thinking of booking a brass band for your event, you probably want to know that you’re going to end up with one that will entertain your audience. Don’t take our word for it though… read some of the nice things people have had to say about us recently.

Our latest look

We’re secretly pleased that the uniforms have changed a bit since the picture at the top of the page above was taken… hats are definitely out, moustaches optional!

Band photo 2015

This picture was taken in 2015 at our annual Summer Patron’s Concert at Woodhouse Church.

2013 was our 160th anniversary and to mark this, we produced our first ever CD, copies of which are still available for £5 plus postage. (If you would like a copy, please visit our contact page to order or buy online).

If you’re interested in booking the band for an event or you’re interested in joining us, please visit our contact page where you’ll find email addresses, phone numbers and social networking links for us.  We have players of all ages and from all walks of life with a common aim: to enjoy making music together and entertaining our audiences. Central to our ethos is the fact that we do this for a hobby and it should be fun.

You can navigate around our web site by using the menu at the top of the page. If you’d like to read more Band News and see photographs of the band in action, visit our News Page.