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 every Monday and Thursday in our air-conditioned band room at the Dodson & Horrell factory just outside Thrapston (NN14 3JW), near Kettering.
Monday: Main Band – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday: Academy Band – 6:45pm to 7:25pm / Main Band – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Here's our latest Lockdown video... the March "Blaze Away". It was recorded individually by members of the band over a couple of weeks, then edited together to create the effect of the whole band playing... and we love the result. So much so, that we entered it in the...
Here it is! Thrapston Town Band's first-ever performance with social distancing rules applied. Hope you enjoy it.
After many months of hard practising, on Sunday 8th March 2020, we performed at the Midlands regional contest of the National Brass Band Championships. It was staged at Kenilworth School, and along with 20 other bands, we performed the 4th Section test piece...
(March 16th 2020) Following the latest guidance from the Government, we have decided to cancel rehearsals and up-coming concerts with immediate effect. The welfare of our band members, supporters and audiences are of great importance to us, and we will, of course, return as soon as we are given the go-ahead. Please keep an eye on our social media feeds (Facebook and Twitter) for our very latest updates.
We are still accepting enquries for the Band – please contact the Band Secretary: