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Somersham Town Band
The original Somersham Town Band was founded in 1919 and continued until 1962 when declining numbers lead to its demise. In 1980 the ex-treasurer Bill Barlow and some young players from the primary school persuaded David Chambers to try to reform the band. A small number of players from the original band also returned and a concert was given in the September of that year in the Parish Church.
The band continued to go from strength to strength performing concerts at local venues. Contesting success followed with the Band reaching the 4th section National final in 1991 and the 3rd Section final in 1992. Also in 1992 the band became champions of Cambridgeshire.
Although contest success has eluded the band in recent years it has continued to be one of the most popular Brass Bands in the area giving some 20 or so performances a year and remains the only senior working brass band in the Huntingdonshire area.
As well as the main band, Somersham Town Band has a training band, which is open to anybody who wishes to learn to play a brass instrument. This provides players with the opportunity to progress into the main band.
Somersham Town Band is a totally independent organisation and relies on donations, subscriptions and the hard work of its members at concerts and functions to finance its continued progress. The Band would like to thank the people of Somerham for their generosity and continued support.