Bedford Town Band is a brass band located in Bedford, UK. We have three bands within the band family - Town Band, Concert Brass and Progress Brass accommodating players of all abilities and in addition, we have a ten piece group, Decibels.All bands rehearse at the Meeting Rooms of the Bunyan Meeting Church, in Mill Street, Bedford. To find us, please see the Rehearsals page for more information and a map.We are currently looking for new players for all three of our the bands and we always welcome new members to join us. Please see the Vacancies page for more detailed information.Do you or your children wish to learn a brass instrument? We run a Brass Academy - a tuition scheme where complete beginners can take up this life time hobby. Please click on the ‘About Us > Brass Academy link to find out more.
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Photographs courtesy of Paul Bloomfield
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Forthcoming Event:Sat 22nd October - Town Band Promenade ConcertBunyan Meeting Church, Mill Street, Bedford. MK40 3EU 7.30pm
A formal concert - The Festival of the Assumption - Mqabba.
Festival of Assumption, Mqabba, Malta
An early and excellent quality photograph (date unknown) of The Town Band (Bedford Town Silver Prize Band) as marked on the drum which we still have in our store. If anyone can name any member please get in touch using the webmaster link below. Photograph supplied by Peter Vardy.Click on it to enlarge
Much Respected Bedford Town Band Member Loses Battle Against CancerRoger Nicholls, a very well respected member of the band, finally lost his fight for life on Saturday 1st October.Roger played with both the Town Band and Concert Brass. Music was a fundamental part of Roger’s life, not just brass banding, but folk and country music as well. He was an accomplished accordion player within his group -‘The Orange and Blue’ and has been known to play solos on the accordion at concerts with Concert Brass.
Roger was passionate about training youngsters and for many years led and conducted our Training Band which in 1999 eventually became Concert Brass. Again, Roger conducted this group for several years, even composing and arranging music particularly for them.Composing and arranging became quite a talent and our band library now contains many of his pieces. One of the last band engagements that Roger was involved in organising was ‘An Evening with Pam Rhodes’ at St Andrew’s Church in Bedford. Roger had arranged all the hymns that were played by the band which ironically took place on the day he passed away.The band will be playing at Roger’s funeral, 1.00pm 31st October at St Andrew’s Church Kimbolton Road, Bedford where they will play some of his arrangements and some of his compositions. He will be sorely missed not only by all our band members but his many friends from other aspects of his life.