The band welcomes beginners, intermediate and experienced players and anyone wishing to “have a go”. We like the membership of the band to remain accessible and affordable to all.

Fees (per year) are:
Member – £15
OAPs & Children (under 18) – £10
Family – £30

The subscription covers the use of a band instrument, uniform, tuition and any music needed.


CORNET SECTION: Various positions available. Negotiable.

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We rehearse every Monday and Thursday in our modern, air-conditioned band room at the Dodson & Horrell factory just outside Thrapston (Islip Furnaces site, 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


We hold classes for beginners and intermediate players every Thursday before our main practice. Players of all ages are taught the basics of playing a brass instrument (instrument provided). Eventually the aim is that players get to a standard where they are invited to attend the main band practice as well, to further help their musical development.

The Academy Band is ably supported by some of our senior players who are there to work closely with the developing players, and offer tuition and encouragement.

Lots of our Academy players go on to achieve great things in brass banding, including our current MD, Nathan Waterman, who himself rose through the ranks here at Thrapston, eventually playing for many years as Solo Horn for a Championship section band.

Contact us now to find out more.