CIRENCESTER BAND
In accordance with the advice given by the Government and by Brass Band England, we have suspended all rehearsals and performances until further notice. Any information about future activities given on this website is subject to change or cancellation by the Band and/or by the event organisers. We hope to see you again soon. Stay safe!

About us

There are 9 questions in this this category

1. How is the band funded?

We receive no ‘official’ grants or payments.

We are a self‐funding organisation and our income comes from booking fees, ticket sales, carol playing in December and the occasional donation.

2. How old is the band?

The band was founded in 1919.

Se our history pages for more details.

3. What instruments do you accept in the band?

The instruments used in a brass band are: E♭ Soprano Cornet, B♭ Cornet, Flugal, E♭ Tenor Horn, B♭ Baritone, B♭ Euphonium, B♭ Trombone, Bass Trombone, E♭ Bass, B♭ Bass and Percussion.

In the Training Band we also accept B♭ Trumpet.

See our instruments page for more details.

4. What is the official name of the band?

We are simply called ‘Cirencester Band’ – we have been known by other names over the years but that is now the correct name to use.

You may hear people refer to ‘the town band’, the ‘silver band’ or the ‘the brass band’ but those are descriptions, not our name.

See our history pages to find out what the Band was called in 1919.

5. When do you practice?

The main band and the training band both meet on a Friday evening.

See our rehearsals page for more details.

6. Where is the bandroom?

The bandroom is in Bingham House, Dyer Street in Cirencester.

See our rehearsals page for more details.

7. Who conducts Cirencester Band?

Our bandmaster is Ian Hartnell.

We use the term ‘Bandmaster’ rather than musical director or conductor but the terms are interchangeable.

See our Bandmaster page for more details.

8. Who is Chairman of the Band?

Our current Chairman is Pamela Carter.

The Chairman is elected every two years for a two‐year term.

See our Committee page for more details.

9. Who runs Cirencester Band?

The band is run by an elected committee. Each year, at the AGM in March, the members of the band elect half of the committee to serve a two‐year term.

The band also has three trustees, an honourary President and two honourary Vice‐Presidents.