We are Thrapston Town Band, a sociable and friendly brass band based in East Northamptonshire, near Kettering.
We’re a busy band, and in 2020 under the baton of our MD, Nathan Waterman, we rejoined the contesting scene as a 4th Section band. As it was our first contest in over 28 years, we came a highly credible 13th out of 21, and are currently ranked 11 in the Midlands area.
We perform concerts across the East Midlands and UK, and are especially active in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire. We are also available for fetes, fairs and charitable events.
We trace our origins back to the earliest days of the brass band movement in 1850’s England, and continue to serve the community of Thrapston and the surrounding area today. The Band has an ethos of making music and brass playing accessible to people of all ages through its weekly tuition programme.
There are currently around 40 members of all ages ranging from 8 to 80+.
Rehearsals are every Monday and Thursday in our air-conditioned band room at the Dodson & Horrell factory just outside Thrapston (NN14 3JW), near Kettering.
Monday: Main Band – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday: Academy Band – 6:45pm to 7:25pm / Main Band – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Coronavirus continues to keep the band from playing as a full ensemble. We constantly follow the Government guidelines, and also the guidance of Brass Bands England (BBE). It has recently been announced that bands like ours can return to rehearsals in a small way,...
Here's our latest Lockdown video... the March "Blaze Away". It was recorded individually by members of the band over a couple of weeks, then edited together to create the effect of the whole band playing... and we love the result. So much so, that we entered it in the...
Here it is! Thrapston Town Band's first-ever performance with social distancing rules applied. Hope you enjoy it.
(September 21st 2020)
Coronavirus continues to keep the band from playing as a full ensemble. We keep abreast of the Government guidelines, and also the guidance of Brass Bands England (BBE). It has recently been announced that bands like ours can return to rehearsals in a small way, only when all the necessary precautions and risk assessments have taken place. The Band’s Committee are monitoring the local situation in East Northamptonshire, and will make a further announcement when appropriate. The safety of the band members is absolutely paramount, so any decision will not be taken lightly, and all necessary consultations and risk-assessments will take place first. We hope to update you all very soon.
We are still accepting enquries for the Band – please contact the Band Secretary: