Welcome to the website 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.


Kapitol Cory Online Brass Band Championships 2021

4th Section – Runner Up
4th Section – Most Entertaining Programme
4th Section – Best Basses

We are recruiting

We may have been apart for most of the last year, but we certainly made the most of it as you can see from the results above!  (See our Facebook page to hear our winning pieces).
 
The band has grown so much and, as we’re starting to think about being back together again soon, are looking for new members to welcome into our band family.
 
In particular, we’re on the hunt for front row cornets and euphonium players, however, being a non-registered band, can have as many players as we like… everyone is very welcome, the more the merrier!
 
We’re intending on returning to rehearsals in May, assuming the roadmap allows. If you’d like to come down, get a feel for the band and blow off any cobwebs, please get in touch with Gemma, Secretary, via Facebook or on 07870 357326. (Social distancing measures will be in place before, during and after rehearsals, and we will be collating names of all players intending on attending prior to the rehearsal).

 

Events for 2021

Our Events page is up to date for 2021 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.

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.