our history

A brief history of our band…

Barton Town Band has had many names over the three centuries of its existence, starting as a Ropery Band in 1873, then Barton Cycles Works Silver Prize Subscription Band in 1910.

The band has operated under various names and in various forms for 140 years. In recent times, the band has developed from a non-contesting band in 2005 through five sections to become a Championship Section Band in 2011.

During this progression the Band has won four North of England Area Championships and also gained a third and second at the National Championships of Great Britain.

In the mean time, the Band also developed a Youth Band and also Junior Band. At present the organization teaches over 80 children and young people to play Brass and Percussion musical instruments from within North Lincolnshire.

Four years ago the band started to develop a Community Band of which is now a full strength contesting band.

In 2012, the band qualified for the National Finals of Great Britain (Championship Section) at the Royal Albert Hall, London, competing against the top 20 brass bands in the UK including Black Dyke Band, Cory, Leyland and Brighouse & Rastrick, only achieved by the band once in 1906 (108 Years ago).

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