The Flowers Band, based in Gloucester in the South West of England is now in its 55th year, and since it’s formation had risen through the ranks and cemented itself amongst the elite bands of the UK.
The Flowers Band was formed in 1968 as a result of the disbandment of the Royal Gloucester Hussars (Territorial Army) Brass Band. The band went through various sponsorships, mainly from The Flowers Brewery and Polysteel. After the Polysteel sponsorship ended, the band returned to the Flowers name under which it had come to be known best.
In 2018, Paul Holland returned to the helm, leading Flowers to victory at the West of England Championships, the 2019 French Open, as well as consecutive 3rd places at the Brass in Concert Championships and wins at Butlin’s Mineworkers Contest in 2020 and 2022.
In 2022 the band equalled its highest ever result at the National Finals, achieving 4th place and pre-qualification to attend in 2023.
Soprano - Paul Richards
Principal Cornet - Luke Barker
Flugel - Lauren Chinn
Solo Horn - Emily Evans
1st Baritone - Andrew Hicks
Solo Euphonium - Matt Rowe
1st Trombone - Lionel Fumeaux
Eb Bass - Gregor Spence
Bb Bass - Tony Pemberton
Principal Percussion - Coco Chan