Thrapston Town Band is a sociable and friendly brass band based in Thrapston, East Northamptonshire, near Kettering and Corby. We are currently the Third Section Champion Band in the Midlands.

We’re a busy band, and 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.

The band also enjoys contesting. In 2023, we won the Fourth Section of the Midlands Regional Brass Band Championships, going on to represent the Midlands at the National Finals in Cheltenham, where we placed 9th.

We were also promoted to the Third Section in January 2024, and in March, we won the Third Section of the Midlands Regional Finals. A unique achievement we are incredibly proud of. Again, the band will represent the Midlands at the National Finals in September.

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. We have an ethos of making music and brass playing accessible to people of all ages through our weekly tuition programme.

We rehearse every Monday and Thursday 7.30 to 9.30pm. Our current rehearsal room is in the village of Ringstead – just a few miles from Thrapston and J13 of the A14.
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Midlands Region
CHAMPION BAND 2024 (Third Section)
CHAMPION BAND 2023 (Fourth Section)

Nathan Waterman
Our Musical Director is Nathan Waterman, a highly talented player who learned to play with Thrapston Town as a boy.  Nathan’s played for many of the top bands including; Brighouse & Rastrick, Desford Colliery and most predominately The GUS Band, which he joined on Principal Horn in 1991, and retired from in October 2019, to take up his post as our MD at Thrapston Town Band.

We are pleased to be receiving and accepting bookings for the band, 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.

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We currently have vacancies for the following positions:

  • Cornet (position negotiable) 

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Thrapston Town Band is a Registered Charity in England & Wales no.1201067