About The Band
Milton Keynes Brass (MK Brass) is acknowledged as one of the southern region’s most active and popular bands. The band maintains a busy contest and engagement schedule which includes regular bandstand performances at both regional and local venues, and seeks to work with its community in the Milton Keynes area by supporting organisations like Willen Hospice and the British Legion.
Originally known as Broseley Brass the band, was formed with just eight players in 1984 through the generous sponsorship of a building company called Broseley Homes Ltd. Broseley Homes Ltd was involved in the early development of Milton Keynes – the city in which the band is based. The sponsorship deal lapsed many years ago, but having developed its identity locally the band retained the “Broseley” name until 2009, when the band was re-named “Milton Keynes Brass”.
Under the leadership of the band’s first professional conductor Malcolm Holloway, and then subsequently and significantly under Paul Fensom, the band rose through band competitions from the Fourth to the Championship Section. MK Brass now (2019) competes in the First Section, having been recently promoted from the Second Section under the band’s current M.D. Jonathan Mott, and is actively seeking promotion to the top flight again.
Since Jonathan’s appointment the band has enjoyed significant success on the contest stage taking prizes at the Butlins and Buxton contests in 2019 and the National Brass Band Championship area qualifiers, Leicester, Wychavon & Butlins contests in both 2018 and 2017.