The sound of a brass band evokes in us all those crazy summer afternoons in a park .
Does it make you feel RELAXED ? CONTENT ? HAPPY ?
UPLIFTED ? INSPIRED ?
MEMORIES OF A BRITISH SUMMER
Playing and listening to music is known to be beneficial to general well-being, cognitive development and mental health. All much needed, never more so than now.
TRADITIONS AND THE FUTURE
We enjoy performing in support of the community, at local concerts and in civic ceremonies.
In the UK there is a strong tradition of local Brass Bands providing opportunities to make and enjoy music. The tradition in Tiverton is strong and continuing. Weekly training and rehearsals leading to frequent performances at venues in Mid Devon and occasionally beyond. All sadly curtailed due to recent lock downs.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Our aim is to continue stronger, providing opportunities for aspiring musicians of all ages and standards. For some it will provide enjoyment and stimulus whilst supporting the work of many other organisations in the area. For others this will lead into a lifetime interest, and possibly even a career.
Our training group, led by members of the senior band, has 17 players of all ages and abilities, who also enjoy performing and rehearsing together.
What's it like ?
"My wife and i joined the Tiverton Town Band training group a few years ago, in spite of never having played a musical instrument before, or even being able to read music. We were warmly welcomed and lent a musical instrument each. Then taught how to play. We had lots of encouragement and support, not only from the training group, but also from the senior band members - a real family support group. ** Pat & Les **
"Mums retirement years were filled with many happy times playing with the Band and also her time as Chairperson. She loved producing band newsletters, playing at so many events, attending social events and hosting band gatherings in her back garden. She was welcomed into the band and she was really proud to be part of it. The band quickly became such an important part of her life, and the band members became such special and important friends to her". ** Amanda **
"I moved down from the Derbyshire Peak District about 5 years ago, when I was about 70 and had just properly retired. I started playing in our local village band a few years before I retired and found it a most enjoyable experience and retirement hobby.With moving I was a little apprehensive as to whether I would find the same near to our new home. I need not have worried, going along to Tiverton Town Band was everything I could have wished for. The welcome, the humour, the style of music being played, and above all the sense of belonging to something special, all part of a superb experience. ** Mike **
" I like Tiverton Town Training Band because I love playing my euphonium along side everyone and hearing all the instruments playing together. I also enjoy the social side and seeing everyone." ** Noah (aged 13 ) **
" I joined the band on solo cornet aged 13 and left for work and travel at 19. Rejoining recently, nearly 30 years later, the band is still as I remember- like a family. With the older , more experienced players, nurturing and welcoming younger, newer players, it is just as I valued so much when I first started." ** Kate **
In 2020 our summer season was totally wiped out.
At the end of 2020 the restrictions for music groups was eased, we made sure we were COVID compliant. Some players needed to stay at home, but we maintained contact and support with ZOOM meetings, playing bingo, running quiz nights and regular phone calls.
We managed to get together as a group, and enjoyed playing in December.
SUPPORT AND DONATE
OUR AIM IS TO KEEP THE SOUND OF BRASS ALIVE FOR THIS AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.
You can help by donating or purchasing one of our rewards.