Eric W Davidson MBE.DL.
Lieutenant Colonel (rtd)

Cathie M Brooks G. Mus.
Musical Director

Philip Mather

Sam Jackson
Drums Sergeant Major

Stephen Ribchester
Band Sergeant Major

Paul Cupik
Drums Drum Major

Jane Brooks
Band Colour Sergeant

Alan Rhodes
Drums Colour Sergeant

The Band


The band currently numbers around 30 members who come from all corners of the northwest. All our members serve in a voluntary capacity and have no territorial or reserve army commitment. The uniform proudly worn is that of the regular regiment – The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. This friendly band welcomes any musicians prepared to commit regularly to rehearsals (on a Wednesday), parades, concerts and events and with a minimum of Grade 5 level ability.

Corp of Drums

The corps of drums have a joint role leading parades with the band and joining with them at some concert performances. As an individual unit they have travelled the length and breadth of the country performing their now famous ‘black light’ show; precision drumming under cover of darkness, the movement of their sticks only visible through the reflection of ultra violet light.