The City of Ely Military Band is a wind or military style band which performs at venues all over the eastern region.
We include a variety of instruments from the woodwind and brass sections and currently have a membership of approximately sixty members.
We perform a wide range of music including traditional marches and ceremonial pieces, overtures and waltzes, show and film scores as well as Latin American music. We like to provide something for everyone in our concerts and we receive a large amount of positive feedback because of this.
The Band also performs at many different engagements including ceremonial occasions and performances in Ely Cathedral as well as town fetes and shows. We perform inside or out and have equipped ourselves with all the necessary defences against the English weather. We now have our own marquee which we play under so it takes a great deal to cause us to cancel a performance.
Our members range from 12 to 70+ and the individual proficiency is from those who have recently learnt to play to those who are semi-professional. We do not ask new members to audition and there are no membership fees. We only ask that members have an enthusiasm for performing and are willing to commit their time to the band as much as possible.
If you are interested in joining or booking the band then feel free to contact us.
To commemorate our Golden Anniversary in 2012 our Band historian has published a book.
The book recounts the formation of the first Ely Band back in 1908 and follows all its successors through to 2012 describing their activities and the local people involved.
Avilable in Burrow's Bookshop, The Passage, Ely.
Or from the Bandmaster.
1962 - 2012
50 Years of making music...
Copyright © 2012
City of Ely Military Band
"2012 has been a wonderful Golden Anniversary Year for the City of Ely Military Band. Highlights for me include our annual Tea 'n' Tunes and Christmas Concerts, the concert in the Cathedral and massing with the Glenmoriston Pipers in the Jubilee Gardens.
I would like to pass on my thanks to band members, families, friends, organisations and all our supporters who have helped and been part of such a memorable year. We look forward now to 2013 and may I take this opportunity to mention that there is now a vacancy for a kit drummer to come and join us.
Thanks again to everyone, and I wish you all the best for 2013."
New instrumentalists always welcome - see vacancies.