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 page 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, The Green Road (DE6 1GQ) every Wednesday (8pm to 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 eight. The learners group currently has vacancies, see the Join Us page for more details. Learners group is held on Sunday evenings 6.00pm at St. John's Community Centre.
The band has also been involved in a number of fundraising events to help both local and national charities. For more information go to the Fundraising page.