The Band

the cooperation band.

The cooperation band are a community brass band, based at the moment in North Lanarkshire. Founded in 1918 as the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society Band, at the SCWS factories in Shieldhall, Glasgow. The band have also been known as the Scottish Co-op Band, The CWS (Glasgow) Band and the Co-op Funeral Care Band. The band are the most successful brass band in Scotland with 35 Scottish Championship titles to its name. The band are also the only Scottish band to win the prestigious National Champions of Great Britain title, something they have done two occasions  1990 & 1996.

The band lost its sponsor of 100 years in 2018 when the Co-op Group  moved away from sponsoring the band. At this point the future of the band was looking bleak but with the help of a few current and former players as well as band supporters, support was given in 2019 by the Scotmid co-operative an independent society based in Scotland.

The band are available to be booked for any event which requires high quality live music, please see our ”contact us page”  for more details.

We also have the opportunity for members of the public to help maintain the high standards of the band via our ”Friends of the Band” or our ”Patrons” scheme, full details on how you can help are listed on our ”Support us’‘ Page.