St Ives Concert Band
St Ives Town Band has been in existence since 1879 and has had a home in the band-room since 1928 which the members then built and paid for.
In 2004 with a declining membership it was decided that the band would reform as a concert band which enabled it to accept woodwind players, electric instruments and percussion.
St Ives Concert Band was formed in 2006 by the committee of the St Ives Town Band which has been playing in the town for over 130 years and meets in the Bandroom off the Stennack that was built by the members in the 1920s.
St Ives Concert Band welcomes any members that want to enjoy playing as part of a group on any of a variety of instruments including Brass, Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones, Electric Guitars and Percussion.
St Ives Concert Band play a variety of music heavily influenced by Swing music. Their motto is to make music enjoyable, to both the players and the audience. St Ives Concert Band current music includes such delights as Moondance, Pink Panther, Cute and Down by the Riverside
Interested in getting involved?
St Ives Concert Band is open to anyone who can play a suitable instrument (at about grade 3 level or higher) and is happy to practise outside of the band rehearsals. If you played in the past and are rusty, don’t worry you are welcome to come along and join in with as much as you can. Any instruments considered!
As a concert band so our music is usually scored for the Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, Cornet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium/Baritone, Bass, Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion. St Ives Concert Band are able to include other instruments such as keyboard and Electric Guitar. If you are interested please feel free to come to one of our practices to listen or contact St Ives Concert Band using the information above.
We meet 5-30 till 7 every Thursday at The Town Band Room, TR26 1QH tucked on the corner just off Trenwith Terrace.