Who is Swinton and District Excelsior Band?


Swinton & District Excelsior Band is based in Swinton, a small village near Malton in North Yorkshire. The band was formed in 1936 by a group of ex-bandsmen living in Swinton who wished to resume their musical activities. The first engagements for the band were during the Christmas period, raising funds for instruments and music.

The band has progressed throughout the eighty plus years of existence and now numbers about 25 playing members in the main band with a learners band of 20 or so whom we hope will carry on the growth and improvement of the band.  Members range in age from Primary School pupils to some in their 70’s and 80’s.  While many of our young players leave the band when they leave school and go on to university, many go on to play in other bands all over the country or even overseas.



In 2023 the band has been awarded the KAVS for the dedicated and hard work of all our volunteers and members, offering free membership, lessons and loan of instruments and doing great work in our Community.


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If you are a visitor to the area and would like to visit one of our rehearsals or if you are considering joining us please contact us to ensure we have music and a spare seat for you. 

We rehearse every Monday and Wednesday evening at 7.30pm, at The Bandroom, Middle Street, Swinton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6SR

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Swinton & District Excelsior Band is delighted to have been chosen to be part of the Co-op Local Community Fund, to find out more about our project and to choose us as your cause, click here

You can help us wherever you are based in the county. It would be great to have support from our fellow brass bands around the country to show .what a great joined up community we are.


We always welcome experienced players in any section.  We also have a thriving beginners group and training band so welcome complete beginners or those who play a little and want to grow their experience.  Wanting to learn?  Click here to have a listen to Sophia, Charlotte and David about their experiences 

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Why not hire Swinton and District Excelsior Band to entertain at your next event? We can perform at corporate functions, charity events, community Entertainment events, birthday parties, christmas parties, awards nights, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, engagements, and even funerals and memorial services.

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