Bletchington is proud to have had a Silver Band since 1920 when the local publican purchased a complete ‘job lot’ of second hand instruments for the princely sum of £10 and arranged for the men and boys of the village to learn bandsmanship.
The Band has always been a real family institution. We currently have five or six family groups playing in the band with non playing wives or husbands providing support. We are always seeking to improve the standard of the band. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings in our village hall at 7.30. New players of all levels are always welcome.
New players of all levels are always welcome. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings at The Village Hall at 7.30pm for the Senior Band (6:30pm on Fridays for Training Band). Check out the Band’s website for more details – www.bletchingtonsilverband.co.uk
The Band is essentially self funded, raising money through donations, engagement fees and membership subscriptions.