Who we are.


Acceler8 Band have gained promotion back to the Championship Section, following this year’s Area contest, in Blackpool!

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.

The band currently plays in the First Section and – after gaining good results at the last couple of National Brass Band Championships Area contests – are proud to have gained promotion back to the Championship Section!

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:

Carl Gratty

Solo Cornets:

Emma Ford

Michael Eardley

Miles Redgrave

Mike Pollitt


Emma Brundrett

2nd Cornets:

Ruth Rhodes


3rd Cornets:

Keith Atkins

Lauren Walker

Flugel Horn:

Tony Brookes

Tenor horns:

Solo horn - Annette Lewis

First horn - Lily-Mae McLaren

Second horn - Kim French


First Baritone - Katie Raisbeck

Second Baritone - Ewan Campbell


Solo Euphonium - Hal Walker

Second Euphonium - Emily Moody


Solo Trombone - Claire Dixon

Second Trombone - Gareth Mead

Bass Trombone - Joe Pearson


Principle Tuba - Ian Betteridge

EEb Bass - Alan Birch

BBb Bass - Andrew Dixon

BBb Bass - Mark Brundrett


Sue Madden

Ben Riddle

Matt Brett

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