Celebrating 160 Years of Bratton Silver Band
Sounds of Bratton Silver Band were first heard in Bratton during 1859, the same year as Big Ben and the other bells of the Great Clock of Westminster rang out across the City of London. In 2019 Bratton Silver Band celebrated its 160th Anniversary, a real milestone for any community organisation!
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.
"The Lost Village of Imber" was premiered by Cory Band at the RNCM Brass Festival and a Wiltshire premiere was performed at the Wiltshire Music Centre. Bratton Silver Band will perform the music at St Giles Church, Imber on Saturday 29th August.
To find out more ..... and follow news of this exciting project on Bratton Silver Band Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Meet the composer - Christopher Bond
Introduction to Bratton Silver Band's 160th Anniversary Project
- with members of Bratton Silver Band
Inspirational Imber - with members of Bratton Silver Band
Archaeology of Imber - Julian Richards
Conservation on Imber Range
Devizes Corn Exchange
- introducing The Lost Village of Imber 'Hope' to the band
Art in the Garden Training Band Performance
Devizes Corn Exchange
We would like to thank our 160th Anniversary Supporters
No.15 Great Pulteney ~ Luxury Hotel and Spa, Bath www.no15greatpulteney.co.uk
Hilperton Marina, ABC Leisure Group www.hilpertonmarina.com
Designer Framing www.designerframing.co.uk
Center Parcs, Longleat www.centerparcs.co.uk
Three Daggers Village Pub, Edington www.threedaggers.co.uk/village-pub
Three Daggers Farm Shop, Edington www.threedaggers.co.uk/farm-shop
The Duke at Bratton www.dukebratton.cascadepubs.co.uk
White Horse Cafe, Westbury
Aimi's Cafe and Takeaway, Westbury
B's Cafe, Westbury
Pickleberry Coffee and Gift Shop, Bratton
White Horse Pottery, Westbury www.whitehorsepottery.co.uk
The Clean Machine, Westbury www.cleanmachinedrycleaners.co.uk/branch/the-clean-machine-westbury-wiltshire
Maristow Street Barbers, Westbury
Davies of Westbury www.daviesofwestbury.co.uk
Cards Plus, Westbury
160th Anniversary Grand Draw