Registered charity 290209
The Stowmarket Concert Band, a Brass Band, was founded in 1962 and are now heading towards celebrating our 60th anniversary. There are two bands: the Main Band for more experienced players, and the Training Band intended for learners, beginners or some players returning to an instrument. Both bands have a mix of adults and children performing together... around 40 in the main band alone, more than the standard 25.
This site shows you some history of the Band, info about who the band are and how to join us, how to book us and, most importantly, where you can listen to us! Our calendar is updated regularly and shows our various events around the region.
For day-to-day updates on the Band, please 'like' our Facebook page where you will find photos of events, links to news articles featuring the Band and other information we think you might find interesting. You don't have to have a Facebook account to view the page! We have also recently put all our old album archive onto YouTube, take a look!
From 1962 to the present day, the band has seen many players pass through our ranks. Find out some of their history here. We would be very keen to hear from you if you have any pictures we may use!
Both the main band and training band play at a huge range of events, both to the public and to private audiences. See here where they are next playing, and put the date in your diary!
The Band are always happy to welcome new players - with both the main band and training band, we'll always make a place for everyone! Find out about joining us here.
The Band enjoyed a fantastic year in 2012, celebrating their 50th anniversary. You can read all about the anniversary concert here. It was a great day and great to see some returning faces.
Another great year was had by the bands in 2019 - great events throughout the season by our Training Band (and its smaller ensembles), Dectet, Trombone Choir, Oompah Band and of course our Main Band. A huge variety of entertainment was provided at a huge variety of corporate, public, civic and private bookings, and we thank our members, supporters and audiences! Our 2020 calendar is now well under construction - if you are quick you may be able to squeeze in a date if you are looking for a band for your event!