The Sodor Brass Band is a group of musicians who originally came from the Mainland. They play music using brass instruments at special events and locations.
Thomas & Friends
The number of members in the band varies from as low as four to, at one time, ten. The most common composition of the band is six members, consisting of the bandleader, a tuba player, a drummer, a trombone player, a cymbals player and a trumpeter. It is also common for the band to perform with just four members, omitting the leader and the drummer.
Every summer, the Brass Band performs a special concert that is very popular with holidaymakers. Edward usually takes them to this concert, though one year he was unable to, due to getting in an accident at the Docks, so Bertie took the band instead. A storm the previous night had flooded several roads, and turned fields into mud, so Bertie ended up getting stuck. The Bandsmen used their instruments as an alarm, and Edward was able to rescue them and take them to the concert at Tidmouth Bay, which was a great success. The brass band had been invited to Lady Hatt's birthday party once to perform. Thomas was sent to collect them from Knapford Station, however due to his excitment, Thomas had left the Tuba player behind. When the band reached Maithwaite Station Thomas realizes that the Tuba player was missing, so he tries to find him before the band could perform for the birthday party. With the help from Bertie, Elizabeth and Trevor they were able to take the Tuba player to the part as far as they could, Thomas was able to find him with Trevor after hearing a Tuba playing near the distance.
The Brass Band had also perform for Sir Topham Hatt and Lady Hatt's visit to the Skarloey Railway, Rusty was chosen to collect the band, Mr. Percival warned Rusty to not arrive late, but Rusty wasn't listening due to him tooting his horn. Later on Rusty decided to bring The Brass Band to the lake, but when they he had ran out of fuel. The band was worried that no one would be able to find them, but Rusty gave an idea to play their instruments while he toots his horn. The engines soon heard them and once they were found, the concert began to play by the lake.
The Bandsmen wear scarlet tunics with a matching belt, black trousers with yellow stripes and scarlet caps, each with a black band and brass plaque.
- Keith Wickham (UK/US; Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure)
- Kenta Miyake (Japan; Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure)
Stout Band Member
Other Band Members
- Keiji Hirai (Japan; seventh series only)
- Ryō Horikawa (Japan; eighth series only)
- Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japan; ninth series only)
- One of the band members is on display at the Hara Model Railway Museum.
- On The Official Website, there is a Sodor Brass Band Van featured in a game called "Celebration Game". It is based on the vans built by Morris and Bedford in the 1940s and the 1950s. Tom Tipper's post van shares the same basis.