Barton Town Band is Barton-upon-Humber’s band for more than 140 years, traces its origins to Hall’s Ropery Band and later to the famous Barton Cycle Works Silver Band (Elswick Hopper).
The organisation has had many high points over the years, not least of which was playing at the National Brass Band Finals at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012 following promotions in consecutive years from 4th Section to Championship Section.
We continue to develop our Youth and Junior Bands, which have more than 80 players between them. This gives local young people an opportunity to learn a worthwhile skill and also provides our Bands with future members – so definitely an investment for the future.
The Community Band was formed for retired players and other local musicians who want to play but felt unable to maintain the level of commitment required of a contesting band. It has proven to be a very successful venture – so much so that they recently came fourth at Darlington Regional Contest. So much for not wanting to contest!
The latest addition to the Barton Town Band portfolio has been the Ten Piece Ensemble which continues to provide quality performances throughout the region. They have also received an invitation to play in the USA Open in Ohio later this year!