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Porthleven Town Band
Porthleven Town Band traces its history back to 1867 when a fife and drum band was in existance
in the town. Later, in 1875, it became a brass band and was admired in its yellow braided tunics
and caps, and red striped trousers! During that period the band attended many brass contests and
its favorite performance arena at the turn of the 20th century was on the pier at Porthleven.
Since then, the band has ditched the strip uniform and, these days, prefers to be known for its
quality of sound and music. Since the appointment of Francis Evans as Musical Director in late
2000 the band has gone from strength to strength. The Senior Band has an almost full membership
of twenty seven players and with the conception of the Training Band in September 2001, the
training ground for more Senior players is set. The band operates a teaching programme, which
includes music and theory tuition for absolute beginners, intermediate group and a band rehearsal.
The Training Band recently won the Young Band Class in their first contest outing at the Cornwall
County Music Festival.