As we begin our preparations for our summer concerts, we are delighted to introduce another new member of the band! 🎶

It is our pleasure to introduce our youngest player, James, on Eb Bass! James joined the band last summer and is a fantastic addition to our bass section! 🎵

A little about James: “I started playing brass at the age of 6 on tenor horn. Then at the age of 8, I picked up the baritone through school tutoring under Louise Hough. After a few months playing baritone, she then introduced me to the Eb bass which I have stayed on ever since. I joined the Resonate Youth Brass Band and Liverpool Brass Band when I was 11. I loved my time there and learned loads about banding. I won the Southport and District Brass Band Association Young Soloist of the Year Award, and then I got a place in the Junior Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, which I still attend now every Saturday. In Spring 2021, I auditioned for the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain and attended my first course in Summer 2023. I had so much fun on the course and won the Outstanding Student Award. I improved a lot so that same summer I went for a rehearsal with Allerton and have been there ever since.”

We are thrilled to have James in the band and are excited for him to play his first solo with the band in our summer concerts! ☀️ For more information on our upcoming concerts, visit our website:


With just one week to go until our first concert of the year, we are delighted to introduce another new member of the band! 🎶

We would like to welcome Mike on third cornet! Mike joined Allerton Brass last summer and is a fantastic addition to the back row! 🎺

A little about Mike: “I’ve been playing the trumpet since the age of 8, and spent my youth playing in various wind bands in school and in the Saturday Morning Music School in Liverpool playing with the Senior Brass and Jazz Bands. When I went to uni at the age of 18, I studied Music Technology and concentrated my playing on guitar and the trumpet took a bit of a back seat! I then played in various bands in Liverpool where it would make an occasional appearance, but the music I was making focused more around electronic, rock or pop music. In 2022 when I moved house, I found my trumpet looking cold and lonely and decided we needed to be mates again, and last year got in touch with Mike about coming down for a play, and the rest, as they say, is history!”

We are absolutely thrilled to have Mike in the band and are very excited for him to be playing with us in our next concert ‘The Best of Stage and Screen’ at the Tung Auditorium! 🎭🎬 Get your tickets now:


We are both delighted and excited to announce the appointment of our new Musical Director, Gavin Holden!

Gavin has vast experience with the baton and has directed some of the finest military bands in the country during his career, including Her Late Majesty’s, The Band of The Coldstream Guards.
Gavin had both a brass band and wind band musical upbringing, and is a talented trombonist. 🎶 🎺

Gavin said, “I am absolutely thrilled to have been appointed as the new Musical Director of Allerton Brass. The band is so welcoming, brimming with vibrancy, and full of talented musicians who have so much exciting musical potential on offer. The band’s foundation is clearly built upon friendship, teamwork, family orientation and, of course, musical drive, passion and enjoyment. The band has achieved so much and has excelled in the 10 years since its formation. I will work hard to add to the band’s overall musical success and I very much look forward to all the exciting musical ventures, and challenges that lie ahead, for us all”.

Join us for Gavin’s first concert with the band on Saturday 27th April at the Tung Auditorium! 🎭🎬 Tickets are available here:

The Best of Stage and Screen!

The Best of Stage and Screen 🎭 🎬

Join us on Saturday 27th April @Tung at 7:30pm for a night filled with the very best music from the stage and screen! 

Under the baton of Gavin Holden, Allerton Brass presents an evening of musical favourites for the whole family! Our programme, drawn from blockbuster movies and showstoppers from Broadway and the West End, has something for everyone, both young and old alike! 

Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast. Book your tickets now directly from the Tung Auditorium’s website:

We would love to see you there 🎶


Allerton Brass Is looking for new players to join our banding family! Currently, we have positions open on: 

– Front Row Cornet (position negotiable)
– Second Trombone 

We are a second section band based in Woolton, Liverpool. We rehearse on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 20:00 – 22:00. 

We offer an exciting and innovative concert schedule, a sensible number of contests, exciting projects (both band-lead and with local

artists/organisations) and regular social opportunities and gatherings.
We are looking for individuals who are committed and who share our friendly, inclusive and team-orientated values.

If you think you might be a good match for our band, we would love to hear from you! Please send us a message on Facebook or an email to