Advancing the education of the public in the playing of brass instruments through the provision of training and public performances

Audley Brass Community Band

Audley Brass Community Band exist to make learning a brass instrument and playing in a group ensemble open and accessible to all.

The band is open to all including complete beginners and meet once a week (Sundays 5.30 - 6.30pm) in the purpose-built bandroom in Dean Hollow, Audley.

The group are led by the community band Musical Director, Daniel Keen, along with a team of voluteer tutors from the main band.

The cost  to attend is £6 per month to cover ensemble work, group tuition and the loan of an instrument if required.

Here's our community band performing in Congleton Park, conducted by the band's former Musical Director, Chris Neufeld.

Community Band Musical Director - Daniel Keen

Daniel has been involved in brass bands since an early age. He played Solo Cornet for Lions Youth Brass as well as Principal Cornet with Winterley Methodist Band, Rode Hall Silver Band and, of course, our very own Audley Brass main band.

Daniel’s conducting career started at high school where he led the brass ensemble and then went on to study conducting at Leeds College of Music. Daniel is experienced in conducting choirs as well as bands, having previously held conducting appointments with a number of local choirs, including Biddulph Male Voice Choir and Alsager Community Choir.

As well as the Audley Brass Community Band, Daniel also conducts Barnton Silver Band.

Daniel is owner and director of Sandbach Music, a one-stop shop for musicians, providing personalised music lessons and boasting a retail arm of a wide range of music-related products.

Daniel’s most notable achievements include performing in the London Summer Olympics 2012 opening ceremony, appearing on BBC Two’s ‘A Band for Britain’ and working alongside Hayley Westenra, Julian Lloyd Webber & Jonathan Ansell.

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