Kendal Concert Band was formed in 1964 under the baton of “President” Edward Lawton. Initially called the Kendal Military Band it was felt that the name gave the impression of a uniformed marching band and so it was changed some 3 years later to the Kendal Concert Band.

Over the years there have been a number of musical directors who have fought to keep control of a varied group of players! For twenty five years Jim Quincey nurtured the band to its present size and members, past and present, celebrated fifty years of band history in 2014. We look forward to the next hundred with confidence!

With links to our twinned Town of Rinteln and our friends in Carlisle and York the band tour regularly and perform alongside others with a tradition of musical and social hospitality.