Welcome to St Albans City Band

band_2011We are a friendly and community focussed brass band who have been making a contribution to local musical life for over 120 years. A busy schedule of concerts and engagements finds the band performing throughout Hertfordshire and beyond. We also have our own 10-piece group for hire who play a wide variety of music both old and new. 

We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 8 - 10pm at our very own Bandroom which is located at Unit 5a, Parkway, Porters Wood, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6PA. 

If you'd like to come along and meet us, please contact us.


band_1967.jpgSt Albans Band are seen here in 1967 after purchasing their new uniform jackets and instruments with a grant from St Albans City Council.


george_wright.jpgGeorge joined the St Albans British Legion Band in 1934, aged 12 on Tenor Horn. After service during the Second World War, George rejoined the City Band, and stayed there until 1971.




bandroom1_1.jpgBetween 1934 and January 2003 St Albans City Band practised in a converted chapel on Sopwell Lane, one of the oldest parts of the city of St Albans, in the shadow of the Abbey. Owned by the band, the bandroom was for many years a final link with the bygone days of banding in St Albans.

These photographs were taken when the building was still in use by the band, on Friday 17th August 2001.

st albans band 1920.jpgSt Albans  City Band was formed in 1892 and very quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the contest field, going under the name of the St. Albans City Silver Prize Band.

The picture to the left shows the Band in 1920.

harrogate_2004_1_1.jpgThe band travelled to the National Brass Band Championships in September 2004 and competed in the Second Section finals, the first time since 1999 when the band took part in the Fourth Section finals at Nottingham.

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