WOLVERTON TOWN BAND

The oldest brass band in the Milton Keynes area

HAPPY NEW YEAR

27 December 2017. As another year closes and a new one approaches, we wish everyone a happy New Year, and we thank all our friends and supporters for making 2017 another good year for the band. We hope 2018 will be equally successful. Our first practice will be on Monday 8 January (main band) and the learners and developers will start back on Thursday 11 January. Happy New Year.

CAROLS ROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

24 December 2017. In what has become a Christmas Eve tradition, the band played carols and festive music round the Christmas tree in The Square. This year, however, the occasion was made even more special as it included a group of local stilt walkers and fire breathers.

TESCO SUPERMARKET

17 December 2017. The band's third gig of a very busy weekend.

Many thanks to all the lovely folk of Wolverton who listened and supported us at Tesco this afternoon.

More photos in the Photo Gallery.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

16 December 2017. Our Christmas Brass Concert turned out to be a real 'cracker'.

Great festive music, fantastic headgear, singing, and pass the parcel! All in the delightful surroundings of St George's Church. See you next year!

More photos in the Photo Gallery.

WHITE HART PUB, SHERINGTON

15 December 2017. The band had an enjoyable evening playing among the snow and alongside the stalls and food vendors at the Christmas bazaar at The White Hart pub in Sherington.

WAITROSE SUPERMARKET

9 December 2017. In the second of our Christmas gigs today, we treated shoppers at Waitrose in Oakgrove this (cold) afternoon to a selection of festive tunes. Many thanks to every one who supported us.


More photos in the Photo Gallery.

KIDMAS MODEL RAILWAY SHOW

9 December 2017. In the band's first of its two festive engagements during a busy day, we entertainined Wolverton at the Kidmas Model Railway Show at the Old Bath House this morning.


Many thanks to everyone who came and listened.


More photos in the Photo Gallery.

WOLVERTON LANTERN FESTIVAL AND SECRET GARDEN ILLUMINATIONS

25 and 26 November. In a busy weekend, the band played at the Wolverton Lantern Festival and the Secret Winter Garden illuminations.

REMEMBRANCE PARADE

12 November, 2017. The band was proud to be part of the Remembrance Parade today. We delivered what was our best Remembrance Sunday performance for a long time and one that everyone in both the band and in Wolverton can be proud of.


More photos in the Photo Gallery.

FENCELESS ART

16 September 2017. The band wrapped up warm and played in MK city centre for 'Turning Ordinary Spaces Into Extraordinary Playgrounds' - a social enterprise designed to animate public spaces with cultural activity. Part of Black Sheep Collective's 'Fenceless Art Programme' it's helping to celebrate 50 years since the birth of Milton Keynes.


More photos in the Photo Gallery.

M.O.T.H. ANNUAL PARADE

3 September 2017. We were proud to play and march in support of the M.O.T.H (Memorable Order of Tin Hats) ex-servicemen’s organisation at its annual national parade in Central Milton Keynes.


More photos in the Photo Gallery.

MK FEAST, BRADWELL ABBEY

16 July 2017. The band played at the MK Feast at Bradwell Abbey.


Despite a promising start weatherwise, rain put a stop to playing outside but - not to be deterred by a bit of wet - we simply upped sticks and moved indoors, much to the delight of all the rather damp visitors.


More photos in the Photo Gallery.

STONY STRATFORD RIVERSIDE FAIR

10 June 2017.  Armed with clothes pegs and magnets to keep the music in place, the band defeated the breezy weather at the Stony Stratford Riverside Fair family fun day this afternoon.


Despite the breeze, the weather stayed warm and sunny with the band providing some great foot-tapping music.


More photos in the Photo Gallery.

PLASTIC BRASS

27 May 2017. A few of our very own flew the flag at yesterday's Plastic Brass in Centre MK. A group of brass musicians played in this one-off event and raised money for the Milton Keynes Centre for Integrated Living, a charity that provides free and confidential information for people with a disability, their families and carers. Well done, everyone!

'IT'S SHOWTIME!' - JOINT SPRING CONCERT WITH MOULTON 77 BRASS

7 May 2017. Last night, the band joined with Moulton 77 Brass in our 'It's Showtime!' spring concert in St George's Church. This fantastic evening included music from stage and screen, performed by both bands individually and together.


Money raised from the event was in aid of each band's chosen charity, with Wolverton Town Band supporting the mental health charity, MIND.

More photos in the Photo Gallery.