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MBC Band

The MBC Ensemble Performing at the MBC Concert Nov 20, 2010

MBC Band session in March 2016.

MBC Band session in March 2017.

Some photos of previous versions of The MBC Band

Cheveley Parish Hall

The MBC Band (which replaced the Ensemble) gives an opportunity for instrumentalists to get together to play.

To date we have had participants who play :


French Horn








We would welcome people who play any other instruments

(Please note: If you play guitar, bass, keyboard or drums, you might be interested in the MBC Electric Guitar sessions)

8 October 2023, 22 October, 5 November, 19 November, 3 December

MBC Band Revival!

MBC Band restarted from October 10, 2021 in Cheveley Parish Hall.

We are open to all instrumentalists of grade 1+ standard who can sight-read easy music.

This is a low-pressure, friendly group that will help you to improve your playing in an ensemble environment, with repertoire ranging from Stravinsky to the Spice Girls.

Rehearsals are every fortnight in term time, and each year there may be one or two concerts to show off your progress.


Come along and see what we’re about!

To find out more contact Alice Haylock at

MBC Band restarted from October 10, 2021 and meets every two weeks in term time at Cheveley Parish Hall (for next date, see panel on the “Welcome” page)

Photos from the first session

MBC Band Performances

Even before its first rehearsal, the Band was invited to play at a Christmas event in the Hall which took place on December 12, 2021

Photo: Michael Wells

Session leader Alice Haylock writes:

“Another year, another term of MBC Band rehearsals!

The termly fee remains at £26 for over-18s, £20 for under-18s.

Please contact for info on how to register.

Dates for this term (Sundays, 10:00 am at Cheveley Parish Hall)

8 October 2023, 22 October, 5 November, 19 November, 3 December

The MBC Band also performed at the Exning Platinum Jubilee Fete on June 5, 2022 (click for more)