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!
- December 2019 - Carols at Morrisons part 1
We played a 2 hour set at Morrisons near the exit (our band was too big to fit in the foyer!) Many a shopper enjoyed the tunes which ranged from music such as Jingle Bells and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, to traditional carols (Away In A read more...
- November 2019 - Private Christmas Concert
The band was invited back to play a concert (first half our "regular" tunes and the second half diving into carols!) There was a festive feeling in the air with lots of audience participation; one of our favourite gigs of the read more...
- November 2019 - Longleat Centre Parcs, Remembrance Day
We were honoured to play a morning concert at Longleat Centre Parcs including a bugle call at 11 by our conductor, Alan Horner. Visitors to the plaza lingered near the entrance to hear our music starting with Barnyard Castle and ending with We'll read more...