Burneside Brass Band was formed in March 1993 by Bill Turton and Peter Crawford, both residents of Burneside and still active playing members of the Band. The Band has grown to a current playing membership of 31, a full brass band complement.
The uniform jacket that the Band members wear were knidly donated by The Anglers Trust in 1995. The stand banners were kindly donated by the Parish Council in 1997. The band obtained a grant from the National Lottery in 1999 and purschased a set of instruments.
Burneside Brass Band entered its first contest in Kirkby Lonsdale in June 1995 and came 6th out of 10 competing bands. 1996 saw the Band winning its first contest trophies at the Kirkby Lonsdale and Middleton-in Teesdal contests and crowned it’s first full year’s contesting by winning the inaugural section ‘E’ for non-registered bands at the Whitehaven contest. Our contest successes continued in 1997 and 1998 but 1999 has been our best year yet taking second place plus the best soloist trophy (won by David French) at Ripon Music Festival, two first places (including prestigious Parkin Raine trophy for the best test piece) and a third place at Middleton-in-Teesdale contest, the best instrumentalist trophy (won by Carol Baxendale) and fifth place at Kirkby Lonsdale contest and fourth place at Morecambe Music Festival.