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 15 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. 2017 was a big year for us, celebrating our 25th Anniversary as a band, so we’d love for you to join us to see what the next 25 years will bring!
- September 2018 - End of bandstand season, John Coles Park Chippenham
Although there was a distinct chill in the air, there was a great turnout of people enjoying the park and our music. John Coles park was a cheerful place with people playing fetch with dogs, flying kites, cycling around the bandstand and sitting on read more...
- August 2018 - Lacock Village Fair
Despite an overcast day, there was a tremendous turnout of people attending the fair and it's various stalls. Morris dancers also entertained (thankfully far enough away so our music didn't clash!) We played a variety of pieces with the crowd read more...
- July 2018 - John Coles Park Bandstand
Whilst not quite the deluge of our concert last September, the weather was a drastic change from the bright sunny weather of recent weeks; threatening to rain and strong winds! A valiant crowd still joined us for an afternoon of tunes. We mostly read more...