ABINGDON TOWN BAND

 

ABOUT US

We are a friendly group of musicians dedicated to promoting the enjoyment of music for all.

Abingdon Town Band was established before the turn of the 20th century. The Band is dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and performance of brass band music in Abingdon, the surrounding district and also in our twin towns across Europe. The Band is not sponsored and relies entirely on subscriptions, grants and fundraising to provide the finances necessary for its running.
The Band in its current form dates from 1965 when it reformed after a short break and started rehearsals in Dunmore School. After this it moved to the Old Gaol before its conversion into a sports and leisure centre. The Band then moved to an old air raid shelter on the Oxford Road before moving to its own premises in Hales Meadow, just over the Abingdon Bridge, in 1969. Currently, the Band uses the excellent purpose-built music block at John Mason School for both Senior and Training Band rehearsals on Mondays and Thursdays.
In keeping with its place in Abingdon’s history and heritage, the Band is involved in traditional civic ceremonies and special occasions as well as fétes, garden parties, marches and gala days. Notable engagements the Band has undertaken are; The Lord Mayor’s Parade London, Windsor Castle, for HRH the Princess Royal, carols in London’s Mayfair, Oxford’s Millenium Parade, various London Parks and the Bournemouth Winter Gardens. The Band is keen to foster links and friendships with Abingdon’s twin towns in Europe, performing in the Bavarian town of Schongau, Argentan and Colmar in France and spending a successful week in Lucca, Italy. The Band also plays host to bands from our twin towns when they visit Abingdon and has toured in Luxembourg playing in a variety of popular venues.
The Band is always seeking new members, from experienced musicians to total beginners and people of any age are welcome. The Band comprises two sections; Senior Band and the Training Band. The Band is committed to its training programme and holds weekly Training Band sessions.
If you would like to come along to rehearsals, please contact us.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Remembrance Day Service
    Sun, 08 Nov
    Guild Hall
    08 Nov 2020, 09:30
    Guild Hall, The guildhall, Abbey Cl, Abingdon OX14 3JD, UK
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  • Fair Service
    Sun, 04 Oct
    Abingdon
    04 Oct 2020, 19:00
    Abingdon, Abingdon, UK
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  • Brightwell-cum-Sotwell
    Sat, 11 Jul
    Brightwell-cum-Sotwell
    11 Jul 2020, 13:30
    Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Wallingford OX10, UK
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  • Party in the Park
    Sat, 06 Jun
    Abingdon
    06 Jun 2020, 20:15
    Abingdon, Abingdon, UK
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  • Wedding
    Sat, 30 May
    Bishopstone
    30 May 2020, 12:30
    Bishopstone, Bishopstone, Swindon SN6, UK
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  • VE Celebration Concert
    Sat, 09 May
    Location is TBD
    09 May 2020, 12:00
    Location is TBD
    Time TBC
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  • Mayor Making
    Wed, 06 May
    The Abbey Cinema
    06 May 2020, 18:30
    The Abbey Cinema, Abbey Cl, Abingdon OX14 3JD, UK
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  • ODBBA Brass Festival
    Sun, 26 Apr
    Location is TBD
    26 Apr 2020, 12:00
    Location is TBD
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  • Good Friday Service
    Fri, 10 Apr
    Drayton Baptist Church
    10 Apr 2020, 09:45
    Drayton Baptist Church, 9 Abingdon Rd, Drayton, Abingdon OX14 4JB, UK
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