The band was formed in Coventry in 1928, and at the time it was known as the Coventry City Police Band. When West Midlands Police was formed many of the band players stayed the same, only the name changed.
In 1992 the band became known as "West Midlands Police Brass Band", and today is led by Musical Director Barney Barnes who has a long history in military, wind and brass bands.
To continue to bring our entertainment to others the band needs more players to join in. If you can play any musical instrument you will have the basis to play a brass instrument. If you can't play but are keen and enthusiastic to learn, you could join a friendly band of musicians who welcome police officers, police staff, retired officers and staff, family and friends, in fact anyone of good character will be welcome.
The band takes its duties seriously and expects full commitment from all members. This includes attendance at rehearsals and engagements unless prevented from doing so due to sickness, holidays, work commitments or other unforeseen problems.
All members are provides with uniform and instruments for those who do not have their own. There is also transport provided to all engagements, which collects players at specified points. The band rehearses every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm prompt at Chelmsley Wood police station until about 9.30pm.