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Welcome to Hyde Band's Website

Hyde Band is a successful 1st Section contesting brass band based in Fordingbridge, Hampshire. West of England 1st Section Champions in 2007 and a number of recent podium position places at contests, the band always strives to achieve the very best. In addition to contesting, we pride ourselves on putting on a good show. We are available for any type of event including concerts, weddings, fetes, festivals and shows. If you are interested in booking the band, please see our Book the Band page for more details.

A Fond Farewell to Helen Kinder

It is with great sadness that the band announces the resignation of Helen Kinder as Musical Director. Helen will be flying out of the country in August to commence her new teaching post in India!

Helen joined the band in 2011 and has led us to victory with 1st places at the GBBA and WBBA Contests (first section) in 2012 and several other podium place performances. Helen also organised and conducted our very successful Brass with Class concerts performing with the students of the Stage Coach Theatre School to name just a few highlights.

We are very sad to see Helen go - she has worked incredibly hard for the band and we have had many very happy times, but wish her the best of luck on her exciting new adventure on the other side of the world. Thank you for all your hard work Helen.


Hyde Band at the WoE Regional Championships

The band playing at the Fordingbridge Festival, the Caravan Club and Roaring 40s Concerts and playing off the Oriana cruise ship in Southampton



Forthcoming Engagements 2014 & 2015

Hover over the list to halt the scroll. Please see the Calendar page for more details.

Recent Contest Results

  • WoE Regional Championships 2013 - 7th Place
  • WBBA Contest 2012 - 2nd Place (1st first section)
  • GBBA Own Choice Contest 2012 - 1st Place
  • Weston-super-Mare Own Choice 2012- 7th Place
  • WoE Regional Championships 2012 - 10th Place
  • WBBA Contest 2011- 2nd Place (4th Place overall)
  • GBBA Own Choice Contest 2011- 2nd Place
  • WoE Regional Championships 2011- 3rd Place
  • GBBA Own Choice Contest 2010 - 2nd Place

Current Vacancies

  • Tutti Cornet
  • Back Row Cornet
  • Percussion

As a friendly, family orientated band we always welcome new players. We are popular in the area, so cannot always guarantee the vacancy of your choice, but if you are interested, a good standard player and would like to join the band or come along to a rehearsal, then please contact:

Steve Mattock on: hydeband.newforest@hotmail.com 

We'd love to have you along for a blow.

A Busy Summer Season Ahead

Our Calendar page is now updated with all forthcoming engagements for 2014 and 2015. Our annual Roaring 40s Concert on 2nd August at Gorley promises to be a very entertaining evening and we look forward to seeing you there - bring along your flags and your dancing shoes!

Become a Friend

At Hyde Band we recognise and appreciate the long-term support of people that regularly attend our concerts and follow the band's contesting progress. This is why we are now launching our "Become a Friend of Hyde Band" scheme. If you are interested in becoming a Friend, then please visit our Sponsors & Friends page to find out more.

Follow Us on Twitter

Hyde Band have just launched their new Twitter page @HydeBand. Please follow us for regular updates and news from the band.


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