The club band
The club band, known as The North Staffs Accordion Band, has about seventeen members, is mixed in ability and first came into being in March 1988.
The band music is usually divided into four parts equivalent to soprano, alto, tenor and bass and there is also a drummer. The bass section consists of double bass and micd accordion playing just the buttons (the bass) and these are the only amplified instruments.
Several of the pieces the band play are arranged by members of the band.
The band conductor is Steve Houghton, who had been leader for several years also acting as MC at band concerts.
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