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: Main Band – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday: Academy Band – 6:45pm to 7:25pm / Main Band – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, as permitted we rehearse twice a week in an outdoor location in Woodford. Please look at updates on this website and on social media for the very latest information.
**UPDATE* The committee has taken the decision to postpone the AGM. A new date will be circulated soon. (18 June 2021) Our annual AGM is on Thursday 24th June 2021 at 7:30pm. It takes place at Manor Farm, Addington Road, Woodford NN14 4ES. Agenda items should be...
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...
Since lockdown in March, band activities have been severely curtailed. We’ve had fun on Zoom, we’ve produced some distanced videos, and had a very short-lived return to small group rehearsals in early July, before the government put bands back on lockdown again....
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (June 2021)
The band is currently rehearsing every Monday and Thursday. In accordance with the guidance from the UK Government and Brass Bands England (BBE), we are now meeting as a full band (capacity 30 players). Strict protocols are observed following a series of risk assessments, and attendance is voluntary. We meet at our outdoor covered rehearsal space in Woodford.
We are now 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