Introduction - about the band
Brass bands are known to have been in existence in Ashbourne since 1861. Since then there have been several bands including; Ashbourne Band, Ashbourne Volunteer Band, Bells Band and Rechabites Band. These have merged over the years to form the band which exists today: Ashbourne Town Band (see our History for more details). The band is located in the market town of Ashbourne, gateway to Dovedale and on the edge of the Peak District.
Practices are held at St. John's Community Centre, Auction Close (off The Green Road), DE6 1GQ every Wednesday (8pm-9.30pm) and Sunday evening (7pm to 8.30pm). The only exception is when the band has an engagement on the same day.
We also teach youngsters (and oldsters) from the age of seven. The learners group meets as a Training band on Sunday evenings at St. John's Community Centre, starting at 6.00pm. The learners group currently has vacancies, see the Join Us page for more details.