Welcome to Lees Band


Lees Band was formed around the end of March 2011 under the Musical Directorship of John Collins and comprises a group of players returning to brass, adults learning to play & talented children - some of whom used to be members of Bare Trees Community Band.

The band shares the practice rooms with The Oldham Band (Lees) at the Royal British Legion in Lees.

Many of the original players have now moved on and up to play in the Oldham Band (Lees).

We’re now working on developing younger players and secure the future of banding.


If you have any news or contributions to submit, mail them to GriffinP@me.com

Latest News is that, after a break and a major redesign, the Oldham Band ( Lees ) website is now back up and available on the web and can be viewed here - www.oldhambandlees.co.uk

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The band’s first public outing  was at the 2011 Whit Friday Contests and they played seven contests - Greenfield, Friezland , Lydgate, Grotton, Lees, Greenacres & Scouthead.

The band’s first serious competition was at the Fleetwood Open Brass Band Championships held at the Marine Hall on October 2nd 2011.

picture by kind permission of 4barsrest