The first record of the band was in 1849 when The Stretford Temperance Band played at the opening of the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway Line. When in 1971 the band lost its band room and was invited by Sale Council to cross the river into Sale, the band took the current name of Sale Brass.
Sale Brass is a community within a community. Since 1849 we have been providing the local Trafford community with musical entertainment, training and a place for people to meet, relax and enjoy a mutual adoration of brass band music.
We can be seen throughout the year within the community, at the obvious occasions like leading Remembrance and Battle of Britain parades, Christmas lights switch ons or our own concerts, but also supporting events like the Manchester half and full marathons (come rain or shine!).
The band has a long and proud tradition of contesting, with records showing the band won the Belle Vue Spring contests in 1908 and 1918, and first qualifying for the National finals in 1970, and then again in 1971. It wasn’t until 2018 that the band qualified again for the Nationals. This year the band is incredibly proud to again be representing the North West at the National finals.
Soprano - Mary Waudby
Principal Cornet - Simon Taylor
Flugel - Daisy O’Dell
Horn - Mary Duke
Euphonium - Christopher Jones