Welcome to the official website of Chippenham Town Band
Chippenham Town Band is a Brass and Wind Band which plays a wide range of music. We tend to play at fetes, balls and concerts; with seasonal variations e.g. carolling, park events. Instruments include woodwind, brass and percussion. There are over 20 regular members, however some events may feature a smaller group. We play music from most genres: Big Band, theme tunes, classical and marches, to name but a few!
Video made by Alex Walker for The Cause Music and Arts Centre. www.alexandrawalker.com
Alan Horner has been the Band Master since the band was reformed in 1992, having received his Band Master Certificate in 1974. He started playing brass instruments in 1947 and has played in various bands both as a professional and an amateur, performing in Germany, France, Gibraltar, Cyprus and all over the UK. Alan is now retired but still enjoys playing the flugel horn and trumpet.
We rehearse every Monday 7:15 – 9:15pm (except on Bank Holidays and in December) at The Cause, 42 The Causeway, Chippenham, SN15 3DD. www.thecausemusicandarts.com
We are always on the lookout for new members, so do contact us if you are interested in finding out more.
- July 2014 - Kington St Michael
In an unusual turn of events, we set up our stands among the gravestones near the Lychgate. We solemnly commenced our first set with a hymn before turning onto rousing numbers like "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines" and the even older "... read more...
- July 2014 - Parade Gardens Bandstand, Bath
Absolutely wondrous weather to be in a bandstand surrounded by flowers. There were lots of people out and about enjoying the sunshine (and hopefully our music.) We played a whole mix of tunes from marches to theme tunes and swing. It was great to ... read more...
- July 2014 - Dauntsey Feast
It was with delight we returned for a second year to the grounds of Dauntsey Park House; and relief that we were provided with a marquee as yet again the weather wasn't as pleasant as a Friday in July should be. Attendees were all in high spirits, w... read more...