We need your support
Launceston Town Band is entirely self-funding, apart from a small grant that we usually receive from Launceston Town Council.
The band costs between £15,000 and £25,000 a year to run. A major expense is the cost of replacing instruments that are at the end of their useful lives and can either be traded in for new instruments or given to young learners to play. A good quality new Bb bass (tuba) now costs £14,000. Even a good quality new cornet costs over £3,000.
Your support is therefore needed more than ever.
As you know, the senior band play at the Remembrance Day Parade, the Mayor’s Sunday Parade, Launceston Carnival and regularly in the Town Square and at functions in and around Launceston. You may have seen them playing carols for the late night shopping evening organised by Launceston Commerce or on other occasions over Christmas. If you would like to see where the band are playing next, please visit our Diary page.
We have a thriving junior/training band taken by Ann Brown. This has won several prizes in the section for training bands at contests. Ann also prepares many of the youngsters for national music exams, so that they improve both their musical knowledge and their playing. The training band has now improved to the extent that, in addition to playing in and around Launceston, it is regularly invited to play at engagements. Many of the youngsters have progressed to playing in the senior band as well, some playing solo parts.