88 years of consistent music-making

The GUS Band is a world-famous brass band, based in Kettering, England. Originally known as the Munn and Felton Works Band, it was formed by Fred Felton in 1933 in Kettering, England. Since then, the band has won many prizes and competitions over the years

Despite the changes in the band’s history brought by time and economic circumstance, one thing that remains the same is the standards and ideals started by the Felton brothers in 1933 when they started their band and proclaimed: “We are going to aim high”.


Our History

In January 1933, Mr. Fred Felton called a Northants Evening Telegraph reporter to his factory to tell him: “We are going to form a band and we are going to aim high”. Two years later the Munn and Felton Works Band were champions of Great Britain – and a brass band legend was born that has lived on for over 88 years.

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Meet the Band

We have some of the best brass musicians which forms our band and keeps it to the high level of music we perform.

Our band is fronted by Chris Jeans, who became the Artistic Director for The GUS Band in November 2018, moving from the position of principal trombone with the band.

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Meet the Team

To find al the details of the admin and behind the scenes team

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Latest News

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Our community projects are very important to the band and we offer education, outreach projects and youth music projects to encourage young musicians to become involved and with ‘Footsteps to Music’, we have an initiative to raise corporate sponsorship for a community education programme for young children.

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Get involved

We are always looking for sponsors and organisations to help our funding and promotions and can offer excellent publicity to all of those who become involved

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Talk to Amy Ball – Publicity Officer publicity@thegusband.com



The GUS band — creating world class music with a proud history and an exciting future. Serving our community, promoting music education and partnering with local businesses and Arts organisations for the benefit of all.