Lyceum Brass Band

About the Lyceum Brass Band

The band owes its origins to the Drum and Bugle Band of the First Port Sunlight Company of the Boy’s Brigade. A brass band was formed in 1973 and ultimately its development resulted in the administration of the band being separated from the Brigade to be administered under its own right but with a close liaison with the Company.

Membership grew with the inclusion of female players, and age became no barrier. The musical development of the band saw them entering their first contest at Belle Vue in 1978.

Some 5 decades later the band continues to develop in membership and has at present around thirty members registered with the Brass Band Registry, a healthy position considering only 25 brass and 2 or 3 percussion players are allowed to perform as per contesting rules.

​​Contesting is a vital part of “banding” but concerts occupy the band for most of the year. The band supports the Village of Port Sunlight by performing at many venues within the village; services and concerts at Christ Church, the United Reformed Church in the village; The Port Sunlight Royal British Legion; events for the Boy’s Brigade; entertaining the residents of Osborne Court a residential development in the village.

The band performs not only within the village but also around the Wirral and Cheshire at various functions and for Christmas concerts and Carols. We also performed in the stage show of Brassed Off in Liverpool and Port Sunlight.

Join the band

We are a friendly and open group of local players and would love to meet you if you would like to visit.

Rehearsal days are Sunday and Thursday 8pm to 9.30pm. We rehearse in the heart of Port Sunlight. Please contact us for directions.

New players on all instruments are very welcome to come along and just give us a try! Band instruments are available for use.

Get in touch

Email or visit the band’s website here.