In 1887, to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, a small village band was formed and has continued ever since. New Buckenham 'Imperial' Band is now one of the oldest bands in East Anglia, and proudly celebrated it's 130th Anniversary in 2017.


We rehearse every Thursday night from 8 until 10pm in New Buckenham Village Hall, and Laurence Salmon, our conductor, welcomes anyone playing a brass instrument or percussion to come along and join us.

In the past few years the band has expanded, and we now have 18 regular players. We are always looking for more players to join the ranks, but are in particular need of cornet players.


Conductor : Laurence 'Sam' Salmon


Solo Cornet: Alicia Lovett


Repiano Cornet : Clive Robson


Second Cornet : Lizzy Abbott


Third Cornet : vacant


Flugelhorn : Gillian Adcock


Solo Horn : Denis Bailey


First Horn : Pauline Dixon


Second Horn : Pauline Bott and Geoff Bull


First Baritone : Wendy Muncilla


Second Baritone : Tommy Winser


Euphonium: Chris Austin and David Buckle


Solo Trombone : Ali Austin


Second Trombone : Paul Buckley


Bass Trombone : Gary Cook


EEb Bass : Barry Rose and Steve Hornung


BBb Bass : James Lovett


Percussion : Mark Bull


New Buckenham Village Hall

Moat Lane

New Buckenham


NR16 2AU

Contact us today!

If you would like the band to play at an upcoming event, please contact Ali at:


If you would like to join the band, or just come along for a rehearsal, please contact our secretary at:


Or use our contact form.

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