Who we are.

Acceler8 Band (formerly TCTC Group Band and the Co-operative Band, Crewe) have been a well established group since 1955. Since 2000 the band have competed in the prestigious Championship Section, in the North west of England and have taken part in tours of Austria and Holland, on several occasions.

Entertaining an audience with a variety of musical styles has been key to the band’s success and having taken part in two professional productions of the musical Brassed Off, we have gained many new supporters.

We strive to entertain with high quality music making, whilst operating as a very family orientated and social band of players.

The band:


Jon Gibbs

Principal Cornet:

Sarah Sparkes

Solo Cornets:

Tom Wallace

Emma Ford

Nikki Jones

Lauren Watson


Tony Brookes

2nd Cornets:

Miles Redgrave

Ruth Rhodes

3rd Cornets:

Keith Atkins

Emma Brundrett

Marcus Redgrave

Flugel Horn:

Mike Jones

Tenor horns:

Solo horn - Annette Lewis

First horn - Craig Holloway

Second horn - Kim French


First Baritone - Andy Wood

Second Baritone - Ewan Campbell


Solo Euphonium - Hal Walker

Second Euphonium - Si Crowley


Solo Trombone - Claire Dixon

Second Trombone - Gareth Mead

Bass Trombone - Joe Pearson


Principle EEb Bass - Ian Betteridge

Second EEb Bass - Alan Birch

Principle BBb Bass - Andrew Dixon

Second BBb Bass - Mark Brundrett


Sue Madden

Matt Brett

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