Stowmarket Concert Band
SUFFOLK BASED BRASS 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
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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!
Festive Brass tickets now on sale!
It's official...we're back! Our Christmas concert returns to the Stowmarket United Reformed Church on Saturday 18th December at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £6, or £2 for under 18s and can be bought via email or by calling Polly on 01449 677924.
Back to the rehearsal room
We are so excited to be back at Abbots Hall Primary School for our Monday night rehearsals. It is considerably less windy indoors and it is rather a novelty to have electric lighting!
Preparations are underway for our upcoming concerts - The Fesitval of Remembrance in November and our annual Christmas concert in December
Brass on the Grass at Christchurch Park
It was beyond amazing to be back and performing to people this weekend at Christchurch Park. The weather was glorious and there was a brilliant turn out from the public for the last in this series of concerts.
It was really quite emotional as we donned our uniforms and stepped out to an audience, and even better to get some amazing comments from the public and organisers afterwards.