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Launceston Town Band as you would imagine, takes its name from the Town of Launceston...

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New Musical Director for Launceston Town Band

Launceston Town Band has appointed  its principal solo cornet player Ann Brown as its new Musical Director from 1stJuly.

Ann learned to play with Bude Town Band but began helping Launceston regularly  as a teenager in 1977 before transferring to Launceston in 1979 where the then M.D., Nick Chadd, appointed her principal solo cornet, a position she has held ever since.

Ann has considerable conducting experience, having taken the junior band to contests with some success. She still takes the junior band and the learners group or training band.

She was appointed M.D. of Camelford Town Band when it reformed about 20 years ago and more recently has been M.D.of Liskeard Silver Band since 2014.

She is married to former military bandsman Steve, who plays the Eb bass and is the mother of percussionist Gemma.

“ I know that Ann is completely committed to Launceston Town Band and will put her heart and soul into the job “, said band chairman, Mike Warne. “ Since I started playing with the band in 1981 I have known Ann, originally as our principal solo cornet, then as engagements secretary and vice-chairman, as M.D of the junior band and learners and latterly as organiser of the Wednesday lunches in the bandroom and I am sure that Ann will work hard to make a success of the job. Now we need to find a good principal solo cornet ! “

Retiring M.D. Colin Gay will not be leaving the band but, at his own request , will revert to playing .” Colin has done an excellent job and I am sure that Ann will build on that “, added Mike.

Anybody wishing to join the band as a learner or as a more experienced player can contact Ann on 01566 86700 or Colin on 01288  321789

The Band

Launceston Town Band are a friendly group of brass musicians who rehearse twice weekly in preparation for concerts, contests, civic duties and anywhere we are invited to play.

We rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:30 and 9:00 in the band room, Bounsalls Lane, Launceston, and welcome anybody wishing to join the band as a learner or as a more experienced player .  Read more about the band here

Supporters' Club Winners

Find out if you were a winner in this months prize draw here.

Ready For Lunch Club

Keith Henry, Ann Brown and Sue Manzi have passed their Level 2 Food & Hygiene course in food catering for the Wednesday lunch club.
The course was run by Devon and Cornwall Training director Lisa Parnell.

Launceston Town Mayor's Charity Of The Year 2017

The Town Band was the outgoing Mayors Chosen Charity and for the last 12 months Cllr Brian Hogan and his team of helpers have been raising money for the Band.
Today at the Induction of our New Mayor, Cllr Hogan presented Ann Brown with a cheque for £1290.46.
This is a fantastic amount and the Band would like to say a massive “Thank you” to Brian, his team of helpers and all those who supported these events to raise money for us.