In January 1933, Mr. Fred Felton called the Northants Evening Telegraph to say: "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 ever since.
Under the names of Munn and Felton Works Band, The GUS (Footwear) Band, Rigid Containers Group Band, Travelsphere Holidays Band and now the Virtuosi GUS Band, the sound of Kettering brass has rung throughout the world in concert halls, on television and radio and on records and CDs.
On many occasions, the Midlanders have dented Northern pride (traditionally the home of brass banding), by winning no less than six national titles, the British Open Championships and being proclaimed World Champions.
Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK
Founded: January 2, 1933
Member: Musical director: John Berryman
Principal Cornet: Peter Collins
Soprano: Martin Britt
Flugel: Thomas Fountain
Solo Horn: Nathan Waterman
Trombone: Chris Jeans
Solo Baritone: Jo Stephenson
Euphonium: Mark Giles
Eb Bass: Linda Hobbs
Bb Bass: Mike Smith
For a full list of players, see
Virtuosi GUS Band