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 normally every Monday and Thursday.
Monday: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Please look at updates on this website and on social media for the very latest information.
The day finally came. After many months of stop/starting... distance videos... quintet rehearsals... larger group rehearsals... a carolling programme... back to quintets... larger group rehearsals again... then easing of restrictions and back to full band...
**UPDATE* The AGM will now take place on October 14th at 7:30pm, at Aldwincle Village Hall - followed by a rehearsal. (September 2021) Agenda items should be notified in writing 14 days prior to the meeting to: email@example.com Tel: 01832 735371 All...
On Monday 22nd March 2021, we were thrilled to be featured during the breakfast show on BBC Radio Northampton. We gave 4 interviews during the morning. It was great to be able to share a bit of our history, plus some of the things we're proud to do in the community of...
UPDATE (October 2021)
The band is rehearsing every Monday and Thursday. In accordance with the guidance from the UK Government and Brass Bands England (BBE), we are meeting as a full band (capacity 30 players). Strict protocols are observed following a series of risk assessments.
We are receiving and accepting bookings for 2021 and beyond, and will advise as and when these become confirmed on our social media channels. If you would like to enquire about using the band at your event, please contact Tracey, our Band Secretary, as soon as possible.
Anyone wishing to join the band as a player is very welcome to contact us. We have a number of vacancies across the band, and we’re really keen to welcome Cornets and Percussion.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org