We have 45 talented players in our main youth band. Our conductor since July 2011 is Michael Eccles who has replaced Andrew Hirst. Andrew replaced our founding conductor Les Hall in February 2002. Andrew conducted his first competition with the band in June 2002 when we were thrilled to achieve 2nd Place at Rhyl. The next year at Rhyl Youth Festival of Brass Andy led the Youth Band to achieve 1st Place, Best Conductor, Best Soloist ( Flugel Horn ) and Best Percussion Section prizes.
The band has had a very successful eight years under Andrew's guidance and have achieved recognition for outstanding performances in contests at Rhyl, Pontins, Tameside, Royal Northern College of Music and Blackpool, Ross on Wye and Preston Guild. The latest success was achieved in January 2017 at the British Open Youth Contest at the Preston Guild Hall, being awarded 2nd place and best soloist.
The band practices every Friday Night from 7 - 9.15 pm, they play a varied and wide range of music. We host four concerts annually and take on many other engagements. Christmas is a very busy time and the band can regularly be seen at Handforth Dean as well as at the band's Christmas Concert at the Romiley Forum Theatre. The band was in Paris in July 2016 where they gave a wonderful performances on the bandstands at the Jardin Du Luxembourg and outside Notre Dame Cathedral.