ALTHOUGH rooted in the late 19th century (formed in 1885), Chalford Band is a modern, forward looking organisation and flourishing as never before with three thriving competitive ensembles.
The senior band started contesting many years ago in the fourth section and has progressed steadily through the ranks. From 2013 it has been competing at the top level, the championship section, having been runners-up in the 2012 first section regional championships and winning a place in the 2012 national finals.
A pinnacle of achievement was winning the national title of Pontins first section champions in November, 2006. This put Chalford in the top 200 world rankings for the first time ever (196th).