The Essex Yeomanry Band takes booking for concerts, charity events or private functions. We have an extensive library of music from traditional military band scores through to show tunes, jazz and novelty numbers. Although we have a programme of current concert pieces, we can adjust our playlist to fit your event or theme. We are the only UK civilian band that's permitted to wear Queen's Uniform and we have matching livery for our music stand banners. The band prefers to play seated but some instruments can march where required.
Cost to hire the band
If you would like us to give a concert for your organisation or provide background music for your event, this can be funded in several ways:
- 1) A fee paid directly to the band
- 2) A smaller fee, supplemented by a percentage of ticket sales
For charity events, fees may be negotiable. Please use the Contact Form below and we will provide a quote for your event.
For local jobs, band members would usually make their own way to the venue. But if you need us to travel any further, the logistics of arranging transport for 40+ musicians, together with instruments, could mean that you will need to pay for coach hire or petrol expenses.
Playing instruments is thirsty work, so we would expect you to provide refreshments. If your event is outside, we'll need a marquee or shelter to perform under (this will prevent damage to valuable instruments if the weather is bad and avoid music being blown all over the place!) We would also need somewhere to change into our uniforms and store instruments. Some members of the band have heavy kit to unload, so arrangements for preferred parking would be appreciated.