Stowmarket Concert Band


Despite the name, we are a traditional brass band who perform in and around Suffolk (and beyond!). 

As a registered charity we are committed to promoting the musical education of young people and support this through our training band, and our musical activity which funds the ongoing costs of music, instruments and their upkeep and general running costs.

We pride ourselves on our friendly and inclusive atmosphere and our main aim is for everyone to enjoy what they do with us, be it rehearsals, concerts or social events!

Have a look below at some of our recent news, or explore our site to see what we get up to.


Recent news from the Band Room


Love Ukraine


MARCH 2022

It's been hard to escape the news recently, but we've been performing our own tribute to the people of the Ukraine each week at rehearsals, performing the beautiful 'A Prayer for Ukraine'. 

This hymn was written in 1885 by Mykola Lysenko, originally for a children's choir, but has now become synonymous with every struggle for peace and independence that the Ukraine has faced since then, being dubbed their national spiritual anthem.


Want to learn the cornet?


We are looking for our next generation of cornet players!

Our Beginner Band is now recruiting for anyone of any age, interested in learning an instrument.  Using a mix of one to one support and group playing we are hoping to bring on a group of cornets players in a fun but educational environment.

We offer a month free trial period with an instrument, music and access to online learning to support practicing at home and then anyone joining can do so for just £5 a month.


Welcome to 2022!


This month we've returned to the rehearsal room full of hope for an exciting year! It is the Band's 60th anniversary so combining this with the Jubilee celebrations this year and an all round buzz about the prospect of returning to a year of 'normal' concerts has got us raring to go!

We are working on plans for our celebrations this year so keep an eye out for these.  We are also looking to the future as well as the past and are starting our next intake of the beginner band very soon.  Get in touch if you or your child are interested in learning a brass instrument.


Festive Brass - done!


It was hard to believe that we were actually going to be able to put on a concert this year but with risk assessments and a whole range of precautionary safety measures for members and the audience we were able to get to the URC and put on a concert!

It was so lovely to be able to perform in front of friends, family and supporters and we thank those that attended for supporting the event.  We had both the main band and the training band perform, the audience singing to carols and our small group performing, as well as awards for our most improved and outstanding players.

We know that some people were unable to attend so the whole concert was recorded and put onto YouTube - click the link below to watch.


A visit from Stowie!


For our last rehearsal of 2021 we were excited to invite Stowie the Elf to join us! 

Stowie spends every December travelling around the town visiting local groups and businesses. 

He popped in to listen to our training band get ready for the concert this week, had a go at conducting the main band and picked up the tickets to give to the Mayor so he can come along to our concert on Saturday 18th.  Tickets still available!


Stowmarket Christmas Fayre


It was a very chilly day but it was brilliant to be back performing in the town again.  Stowmarket was buzzing with the Christmas Fayre in full swing, with entertainment, stalls, craft market and a whole host of other Chrismassy events and it was great to be a part of this!

We're always planning ahead, so if you have an event that might need some carolling next year, please get in touch!