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.
- September 2014 - Private Function
This afternoon we were invited to play at a wedding with the only request being rather unusual - the medley "Star Wars" as the groom had heard us play that particular piece in a John Coles Park bandstand concert. It was a lovely event and the happy ... read more...
- August 2014 - John Coles Park, Chippenham
We were honoured to be part of the Commemorative Centenary & Sunset Ceremony, even playing the piece "Sunset" with sea scout and air cadet buglers. There were standards paraded and various tents exhibiting military information with quite a lot o... read more...
- August 2014 - Lacock Village Fayre
Thankfully the medieval Tithe Barn was available for us to relocate from our usual position near the school as the rain fell steadily throughout the day. It was certainly unusual to play with sand underfoot and under the old beams with occasional bir... read more...