Colchester Scout Band was formed in 1978 and started off as a drum and bugle corps. Over the past 40 years it has evolved into a fully chromatic marching band with fully developed percussion, woodwind and brass sections.
Today, we perform regularly at both Scouting and public events, promoting the skills for life that the Band provides our young people. The benefits to our young people are not limited to reading music and playing an instrument, but include an increased level of coordination, huge increases in confidence, and not to mention the new groups of friends.
Our weekly rehearsals are spent preparing for engagements and fundraising events, as well as our annual Band Awards - a chance to celebrate the achievements of our talented young people.