We are delighted to have been awarded funding from the Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants Fund and the Brass Band England Norman Jones Trust Fund towards our 160th Anniversary Project to commission composer Christopher Bond to write a piece of music about the "Lost Village of Imber" in celebration of 160 years of Bratton Silver Band, 1859-2019.
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Watch this video to find out more about our 160th Anniversary Project
About the band
Bratton Silver Band comprises a Main Band and a Training Band. We are an integral part of the pretty, community-based village of Bratton, nestled beneath the nose of the white horse.
The Main Band is a 3rd section contesting band which performs regularly in concerts, fetes and other community events in and around the area. The Training Band are making fantastic progress and is becoming increasingly involved with carrying out engagements
We have strong connections with the World Number 1 ranked brass band, The Cory Band. We host the band annually at the Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon, and we were lucky enough to perform in a joint concert with them in 2009, to celebrate our 150th year.
We also arrange regular exchange visits with Musikverein Volkertshausen, a wind band from South West Germany, our most recent being in June 2016.