In 1908 a group of local fishermen, market gardeners and others from the small village of Flookburgh formed a band which, apart from breaks during the two world wars, continues to flourish. Within such a small community there have inevitably been strong family ties throughout the band, and at one time there were seven family groups represented in the membership. At least one current member is a direct descendant of a founder member.
Over the years the band has had much success in rising through the Brass Band rankings, at one point reaching the dizzy heights of the Championship Section, and has won a place in the National Championships on four occasions. The band has also won many prizes at the South Cumbria Music Festival.
Since 1998 the band have been directed by professional trombonist John Iveson, and under his guidance Flookburgh Band have maintained their commitment to the highest musical standards in performance; their concerts throughout the year are always eagerly anticipated and acclaimed for their quality, entertainment value and professionalism.