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Amesbury, and its nearby UN World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, has been confirmed as the longest continuous settlement in the United Kingdom. We can only trace our history back to the 1860s, but except for a brief hibernation in the mid 1960s, the band has been a regular provider of music at local community events held within our small, but historic, Wiltshire town.

We are a non-contesting band. We play just for the enjoyment of playing brass band music at local events such as fetes, fairs, concerts and service dinners. We provide a comprehensive variety of music, ideal for such functions, including light orchestral pieces, music from the stage, marches and musical standards, as well as a few challenging modern pieces.

Our musicians are all local enthusiasts from various walks of life, many of them learning their skills with the Band. Its current strength is approximately 30 and includes a thriving learners' section. New members of any age or musical ability are always welcome. We can provide instruments and tuition free to members. Our only qualification is that you enjoy playing music.

What's the Italian Connection ?

La Banda "Angelo Bodini", from Casalbuttano, a small town near Cremona in Lombardy, made an historic visit to our Band in August 2005. That small beginning led to more exchange trips, each one growing in enjoyment, and producing some wonderful memories and experiences for all concerned. To find out about these trips click : "Italy"

       
Contact Us

Band Secretary, Ray Brotherton.
Tel: 01722 414299.
Email: info@amesburyband.club
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Just come along to one of our rehearsals at:
The Nicolson Centre(Formally the Families' Activities Centre) Boscombe Down, Amesbury SP4 0JF.
Wednesdays, 7.30 - 9.30 pm.
To find us, just click here:

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If you're on holiday or working locally for a short time and want to keep your lip in, you are most welcome to come along and have a blow, a chat and a cup of tea.

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Booking the Band.

Because we are a non-profit making organization, our fees are very modest and designed primarily to cover expenses. Having said that, we pride ourselves in providing a professional performance that always enhances any event. Our standard playing fees are:

Concerts and Fetes - £200.00.
Formal dinners - £400.00.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Download a Booking Enquiry Form to see our terms and conditions: Booking Enquiry.doc

 

Small Group

When the full main band would be inappropriate for an event we can provide a smaller group of players. Contact the secretary for more information.

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Band Vacancies.

      All players are always warmly welcomed, but we urgently need percussionists and a few more solo cornets to help out existing players. Contact our secretary for more details.

Listen to the Band at this link : Soundclick

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