Manx Concert Brass was formed in 1995 as a direct result of the Manx Youth Band’s success in promoting music for young people in the Isle of Man. Players beyond the age of 19 expressed a desire to remain in the organisation, and as a result, Manx Concert Brass was created with no upper age limit.
Since 1995 Manx Concert Brass has competed in the North West Regional Championships of the National Brass Band Championships, enjoying many excellent results. These include being crowned 4th Section National Champions of Great Britain in 1996 and numerous top three finishes. This will be the band’s fifth appearance at the National Finals. In 2023, Manx Concert Brass finished an impressive 3rd place in the Regional Championships and, in doing so, not only qualified once again for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, but were promoted to the Championship Section from 2024. This truly was the culmination of a remarkable contesting journey that began in 1995 and testament to the hard work, dedication and friendship of all those involved.
Principal Cornet Simon Briggs
Soprano Mark Lewin
Flugelhorn Lynsey Kneen
Principal Tenor Horn Jennifer Lowe
Principal Euphonium Philip Shimmin
Principal Trombone Stephen Maddocks
Principal Eb Bass Scott Mackie
Principal Bb Bass Jonathan Kneale
Principal Percussion Richard Skinner