Great Western Railway Paddington Band
Great Western Railway Paddington Station Military Band
In 1855 outside the Station Masters Cottage, on his Lawn the Band
played Christmas Music.
The Band Performed in June 1860 for the Railway Widows and
Orphans Fund Fete in Hungerford.
On 1 October 1910 the Great Western Railway and Paddington
Borough Prize Silver Band took part in the National Brass Band
Championships at the Crystal Palace, playing Gems of Schubert
arranged by William Rimmer, coming 8th out of 15 Bands.
In 1923 The Great Western Railway Staff Military Band was
The Great Western Railway was nationalised in 1948 to become
British Railway Western Region and during the 1990s was
privatised to become Network Rail and First Great Western.
164 years of Band Music
Due to Covid-19 the Band last performed on Friday 13 March
2020 and is waiting for approval
as to when performances can resume
Concerts take place by the Escalator on the Concourse
in the Station on a Friday Evening between 7.30pm and 9pm.
A different and varied Programme is performed each week of
Marches, selections from the Shows, arrangements from the
Classics and Popular Tunes.
Like to come along and join in?
A March from 1894 to be explored and played
when performances resume during 2021.