Bandstand in Jubilee Park Donington 2015
The Band was formed in 1971 as the Holbeach Community Band and
was renamed Holbeach Town Band in 2000. It is a traditional
brass band and takes its members from the Holbeach and Spalding
areas of South Lincolnshire and surrounding villages.
LINK to history of the band.
LINK to LP record made in the 1970s
The Band is very much a family affair with many members having relatives
in the band - parents, children, brothers, sisters. The Band is
always keen to attract new members from experienced players and
from those willing to learn or to improve their playing. Members
pay a nominal subscription of £1 per week; membership of the learner Group is FREE!
Last Night of the Proms at Crowland, September 2017
Logo from 2016
Old Logo on Band Jumper
The Band's first uniform was a burgundy blazer and matching tie.
In the 1980s this was changed to a grey blazer.
To mark the millenium in Autumn 2000, we changed to a purple jumper with band logo, white shirt, black bow tie and
black trousers/skirt. We have added a cap or panama hat for the
summer. In 2008 we added a black straight tie with logo for
informal events. We also added a cravat with logo for the ladies.
In 2010 we added a Winter coat in black with band logo.
In 2016 we changed to a waistcoat in purple with a straight tie and with a new band logo. We also have new band hats for protection against the sun
Music in the Gardens at Ayscoughfee Gardens, Spalding 2016
The Band practices in its own bandroom in Back lane, Holbeach, Lincolnshire.
Practices are held each Wednesday evening and start at 7.30pm and
finish at 9.30pm.
From 6.30pm to 7.30pm before practice the band holds training sessions
for the Holbeach Victoria Training Band. As they progress, members of the Training Band are encouraged
to join the senior band.
On Saturday mornings the Band runs a Learner Group for beginners. This is followed by a lesson in Msuic Theory - progressing from grade 1 through to grade 5 over the year.
The band opens its doors for a half or whole day during school holidays
to allow visitors to look around and to try brass instruments under
the band's instruction. These Open days, along with the Learn to Play weeks, have resulted in a significant
number of new members, both from those wishing to learn and from former
players interested in rejoining a brass band. In most years
we hold Coffee Mornings which are quite successful in attracting visitors
- visitors are offered a drink and have a look at a display of instruments
and music. Local schools are always invited
to the Open Days.
The band is totally self-financing, receiving
its income from weekly membership fees (£1 per week),
engagements and carol-playing. In addition the band has a fund-raising committee which organises fund-raising events.
For many years the fund-raising committee have run successful Bngo sessions. These are held at the Women's Institute Hall in Park Road, Holbeach on the second Friday of every month.
In 2015 we introduced Music Cafes. The band provides music; band family and supporters make and sell cakes and teas. So far very successful. We use the events to promote our learner classes and Learn to Play Week.