Flixton Band maintains a proud tradition of music making, which dates back over 140 years. The Band is situated in the village of Flixton; and is a vital part of the Trafford, and wider Manchester, music community. Originally formed in 1877, the Flixton Volunteer Band was the result of the formation of the Flixton 1st Volunteer Battalion, Manchester Regiment. The services of the band were in much demand and it gradually became known locally as the Flixton Volunteers Band. The band was on duty to play when the Manchester Ship Canal was opened by Queen Victoria in 1894. Affected by the World Wars, the band folded in the 1930's. In 1967, the band was reborn as Flixton Silver Band and across it's early years gained much success. Since becoming North West Area Champions and qualifying for the National Finals (2nd Section) in 2017 and 2018, the band has gone from strength to strength and now resides at the top of the table for promotion to the championship section upon it's return from 18 months of Coronavirus hibernation. With a growing reputation for high quality programmes and musical performances, the band is looking forward to returning in 2022 and renewing it's journey toward musical excellence.