Formed in 1993 from a small group of children and their parents, with no band room, no facilities, and no instruments. What we did have was a bank account inherited from the defunct “Barnsley Chronicle Band” with £14 to its name and an abundance of enthusiasm.
During the early years since formation, the band went from strength to strength, not only in the quality of its performances but also as an organisation. After gaining charitable status, the band’s committee were successful in securing a National Lottery award, at the time, one of the first in the area. With this the band was able to purchase a complete new set of instruments with this funding.
The band's recent history involves impressive competitive displays at the Yorkshire Areas - 1st, 3rd, 3rd and 4th in the 3rd section (2010, 2014, 2015, 2016) then finishing runners up in the 2nd section at their first attempt which led to a respectable 6th place finish nationally.