In 1989, Reg Barley was appointed to conduct the band and remained until 1991 when Marie Harrison began taking the band. Marie was assisted by Granville Jennings, a well-known local brass-bander who had previously played with the famous Fodens Motor Works Band from Sandbach, Cheshire. Marie worked with the band until 1994 until Kevin Birch was appointed as the band's Musical Director.
Having not competed for a very long time, Kevin began to prepare the band to contest again and in 1997 the band won the Fourth Section at the Pontins Brass Band Championships playing John Golland's 'Prelude, Song and Dance'.
In May 1998, the band were successful in a grant application from the West Midlands Arts Council Lottery Fund which enabled the band to purchase a new set of instruments for the main band and to fully equip the organisation's training band with the older instruments.
In 1999, the band qualified for the National Brass Band Finals of Great Britain following a triumph in the Fourth Section Midlands Regional Contest and in January 2000, the band were promoted to the Third Section.
The band continued to flourish under Kevin's leadership picking up prices at competitions in Milton Keynes, Rhyl and Derby. In 2003, the band once again qualified for the National Brass Band Finals - this time being held in Dundee! Promotion came again in 2004, where this time the band entered the Second Section.
Following 11 years of major fundraising, the band were in a position to demolish the decaying bandroom in 2006 to make way for a newer facility. The band finally moved into their new home in January 2008. The band were assisted in the project by fellow local organisations Audley Rotary and Audley Male Voice Choir. During this time, the band were also grateful to St James' Church and Audley Theatre who allowed the band extensive rehearsal space.
Following Kevin Birch's departure in 2006, the band were led by various conductors including Clive Fox, Shaun Farrington and Colin Hartley until December 2010 when Ian Turner took charge.
Taken from A Written History by Ted Llewellyn - Former President, Audley Brass