We are Thrapston Town Band, a sociable and friendly brass band based in East Northamptonshire. 
We’re a busy band, and under the baton of our new MD, Nathan Waterman, we are re-joining the contesting scene early in 2020 as a 4th Section band.

We trace our origins back to the earliest days of the brass band movement in the 1850’s, 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).

Monday: Main Band – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday: Academy Band – 6:45pm to 7:25pm / Main Band – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

 

INTRODUCING OUR NEW MD – NATHAN WATERMAN
 
Nathan’s first brass playing was on Cornet aged 12 at Thrapston Town Band. Within months he moved onto Tenor Horn which remains his instrument to date.  Nathan has played for many top bands including; Brighouse & Rastrick, Desford Colliery and most predominately The GUS Band which he joined on Principal Horn in 1991 and from which position he will retire after his 14th appearance at the National Brass Band Finals at the Royal Albert Hall in Oct 2019.
 
Nathan has been a featured soloist on tours of America, Canada and Europe. Also on shows such as ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ and ‘Listen to the Band’ on BBC Radio 2.  He has played alongside brass legends such as Maurice Murphy, James Fountain, Rod Franks and John Wallace, and singers like Madonna, Laura Wright and Faryl Smith.
 
Nathan has been fortunate enough to have played under many amazing Conductors such as Bramwell Tovey, Russell Gray, Howard Snell and feels especially lucky to have been mentored by the great John Berryman, a close friend.
 
Nathan enjoys teaching, band training, arranging and conducting.
 
Nathan lives in Kettering with his wife, Carly and two beautiful Daughters, Eleanor and Hazel.
 
Nathan says…
‘I am so happy to have been appointed as Musical Director of Thrapston Town Band. The band have a great amount of potential and I can’t wait to get started. It feels like coming home as TTB was my first band, I was a product of their youth program and then on to the main band under the legendary conductor Ray Jeffery MBE.’

Latest news…

Remembrance 2019

It was a busy Remembrance weekend for the Band this year. On Saturday afternoon, we were delighted to perform the Remembrance Concert at St Peter’s Church in Irthlingborough. The band gave a varied programme, which included some lovely moments of reflection in keeping...

Onwards and upwards!

It's a really exciting period for us at Thrapston Town Band. We have recently appointed Nathan Waterman as our new MD, and have made the decision to register as a 4th Section Band. As a result, we have immediate vacancies for: CORNETS - positions negotiable....

Introducing our new MD – Nathan Waterman…

Nathan’s first brass playing was on Cornet aged 12 at Thrapston Town Band. Within months he moved onto Tenor Horn which remains his instrument to date. Nathan has played for many top bands including; Brighouse & Rastrick, Desford Colliery and most predominately...