The Concert Band Era
The 1970s will be remembered as the decade in which the band ceased to be a military band and became a 'concert' band. On 25th November 1973 members of the band voted to change its name to the Hyndburn Concert Band. The band's name was not the only change during this time - the band's repertoire changed significantly, with more emphasis placed on playing a more modern programme. Interestingly, the band, decided to continue with something that was strongly associated with military bands - marching!
During 2000, the band changed its name once more to reflect its broader associations with the Lancashire area, becoming the East Lancashire Concert Band. Whilst the band's repertoire remains modern and popular one tradition has been dropped - the present concert band no longer marches.