Award Winners

Cory Band Competes in both National and International Brass Band Competitions – and does very well!

Cory is proud to have won many brass band competitions over the years and continues to compete at the very highest level, winning an unprecedented Grand Slam of the four ‘majors’ in 2016 to complete a full ten years as the number one ranked brass band in the world. This feat was repeated in 2019, but this time with the inclusion of the inaugural Band of the Year title.

“Cory’s domination complete following thrilling national final”

(British Bandsman Magazine, November 2016)

Roll of Honour – 1974 to 2022

Royal Award

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

National Champions

1974, 1982, 1983, 1984, 2000, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019

European Champions

1980, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2022

World Music Contest Champions

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Welsh National Champions

34 times, including 2022

British Open Champions

2000, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2019

Brass In Concert Champions

2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

Band Cymru Champions

2014, 2018

BrassPass Band of the Year


Cory Band on Tour

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A brief History of the Cory Band

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A Live Performance is life-affirming! View a list of performances and events, buy tickets and find out more about what’s involved in a Cory concert.

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Our Shop

Pick up our latest CD, scour the archives of our back catalogue, or help promote or support the Cory brand with our clothing and merchandise selection

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There’s always a lot going on throughout the year with Cory Band – contest reports, new players or special projects. Keep up to date and get to know the band more through our News section.


The Academy

Our ‘grass-roots’ grows and harnesses young talent with a drive for quality. But most importantly, we provide the opportunity to learn new skills in a fun way.

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Meet The Music Makers

The vast majority of musicians in The Cory Band are passionate amateurs who devote a considerable amount of their free time to perfecting every piece they perform.

The Band

How To Support Us

Keeping an organisation like ourselves at the top of our game and supporting musical development is a lot of hard work. Become a Friend of Cory Band and help us thrive and discover exclusive benefits.

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