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Cockerton Prize Silver Band

Established 1870    Registered Charity 1008699

We are a First Section brass band based in the Cockerton area of Darlington.

We compete in the Northern Area of the National Brass Band Championships

The band was formed in 1870 & has been based in the current bandroom, in the grounds of Cockerton Band & Musical Institute (a CIU club), since the 1920s. The bandroom was originally the coach house of the house that stood on the Club site.

The band takes part in a number of competitions & concerts during the year. Please see our Engagements page for our current list of jobs.

The band is proud to lead Darlington’s annual Remembrance Parade.

Our Christmas Season traditionally starts with the Cornmill Centre’s Reindeer Parade through Darlington Town Centre. The bulk of the band’s fundraising is done through December with many caroling jobs entertaining Christmas shoppers. Please give generously!

The band is available for private functions such as weddings, birthday parties etc &  can perform music to suit all occasions.

For more details on the band contact Band Manager Yvonne Wood via email



Cockerton Band & Musical Institute

Woodland Road