The Wareham Town Band has existed since at least the 26th of July 1855, on which date it is recorded as having led a procession of carts carrying children back to town, following a church outing to Stoborough.
These days we do not lead many processions of carts, but true to our roots, the band continues play at fetes in and around the Purbeck region, from Puddltown to Wool and beyond. We also continue to participate in Civic events such as Remembrance Day celebrations.
We are always busy at Christmas, playing at church carol concerts, and music of a more secular type, but still festive nature at venues such as Wool British Legion, Longthorns Llama farm, Blue Pool and Bovington tank Museum. We also celebrate Christmas with our friends at the Wareham Masonic lodges, and of course, play carols every Saturday on the Cross in Wareham.
True to our roots, the band continues to include both brass and woodwind instruments. We are a friendly and inclusive group, who enjoy making music together. The band includes players of every standard, from professional to absolute beginners, who benefit from tuition freely given by some of our more experienced members. Everyone is encouraged.
Are held every Thursday from 7.30 to 9.00 in the URC in Wareham and work on a wide range of music, from many genres. New players are always welcome. We can even provide some instruments. Interested? Call Stuart on 07526 535371.
To contact the band please make use of the ‘Contact Us’ tab on our website: www.warehamtownband.co.uk.
Or message us via Wareham Town Band Facebook page.