A new book has just been published covering brief histories of the bands reported to have existed in the county (based on the current county boundary in 2018). In over 380 pages, with numerous photographs, Kenneth Owen has distilled the results of his six years of research in the libraries of the county into this excellent reference book, and guide to bands of the past and present.
From Alcester Victoria Silver Band to Wood End Silver Band, over 130 bands are covered, ranging from the earliest formed around 1840 to the latest in 2006. It also includes a chapter on bandstands in Warwickshire. This work is a successor to Kenneth’s previous book on the history of Leamington Spa Brass Bands.
“Brass Bands of Warwickshire” is available by post (£10 + £2 p&p) from Kenneth Owen, 167 Kinross Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 7ET. If you wish to contact Kenneth by email, then let me know (see my “Contact” on the right) and I will put you in touch.