Thrapston Town Band is a sociable and friendly brass band based in Thrapston, East Northamptonshire, near Kettering and Corby.

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.

Under the baton of our MD, Nathan Waterman, we are currently ranked 4th in the Midlands area as a 4th Section Band.

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 its weekly tuition programme.

There are currently around 40 members of all ages ranging from 8 to 80+.

We rehearse every Monday and Thursday. Our band room is located at Morrisons Distribution Centre, Thrapston, Kettering NN14 4QS. We are extremely grateful to Morrisons for allowing us the use of one of their rooms

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.

Band news…

Brass lessons for learners recommence

On Thursday 9th June the band was very excited to be able to recommence our brass lessons for learners. We were delighted to welcome back a number of our previous learners and to welcome some new people too. If you are an aspiring brass player who would like to work...

More new players welcomed

We have great pleasure in announcing some exciting new appointments to the band and sharing our latest news with you. We are delighted that Maggie Betts has joined us on Repiano Cornet. Well known in the banding community Maggie brings with her a wealth of experience...

We have vacancies!

We are a sociable and hard-working band in Northamptonshire. Under the baton of our MD, Nathan Waterman, we recently came 3rd in the Midlands Areas 4th Section, and are motivated to improve further as an ensemble. Due to other commitments, we have vacancies in the...

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
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 brass 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 MD of Thrapston Town Band.
Find out more about Nathan and the players at Thrapston Town Band here: MEET THE BAND
 
 

LATEST UPDATE (March 2022)

The band is rehearsing every Monday and Thursday evening. In accordance with the guidance from the UK Government and Brass Bands England (BBE), we are meeting as a full band. Strict protocols are observed following a series of risk assessments.

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.

Email us at: thrapstontownband@gmail.com

VACANCIES

We currently have vacancies for the following principal positions:

  • SOPRANO CORNET
  • FLUGEL HORN

We would also welcome enquiries from CORNET and BASS players to further strengthen these sections.

Email us at: thrapstontownband@gmail.com