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This page is part of an archive of historical details from existing or defunct brass band websites. This is being maintained to provide a record of this information in the event of a band folding, its website disappearing or other loss of the historical record. Where possible, and appropriate, the information cached will be updated from time to time - and any corrections or updates are welcome.



Ampthill Town Band

Ampthill Town Band is very much a local phenomenon and part of the Ampthill tradition. It has its origins in a chamber ensemble formed in the 1840's, allegedly to celebrate a royal visit to the town. By the end of the 19th century, this had metamorphosed into a brass and woodwind band. By the 1930's, cornets displaced clarinets and a brass band emerged.