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Welcome to the Hartland Town Band website!
We are a community
band from Hartland,
In April, 2012, the Hartland Town Band published a book - Brass Roots: The Hartland Community in the eyes of its brass band.
The book is available at selected concerts from time to time. A revised, 2nd printing was received in May, 2016. For postal purchase details,
email our Chairperson, Ann Pillman: Ann.Pillman(at)btinternet.com
‘History of The
‘How We Raise Funds’ By Ann Pillman
Spring Concert, Concerts at Hartland Quay
Chapel Fete, Hartland Abbey, Sea Sunday,
A Special Week for Music,
‘One Week in Summer’ By Teresa Bennett
The Garden Show, Docton Mill, Carnival
‘The South West Brass Band Association’ By John Croker
Harvest Festival, Remembrance Sunday
Massed Bands Concert
The Christmas Concert
‘The Carol Tour’ By Trudy Bowles
Last Performance of the year
Past, Present and Future
‘Growth of the Town’ By Trudy Bowles
‘Reflections as Musical Director’ By John Thompson
‘Gerald’s Story’ By Gerald Thorne
‘Musical Courage’ By Rosalind Toase
‘Community Service’ By Rev.Shirley Henderson
20 April, 2012
first community Council was established in Oxfordshire by Grace Howden in 1920.
Grace was active in the women’s suffrage movement and helped establish the W.I.
network. She saw the formation of rural community councils as a way of addressing
the social problems that arose in the countryside following the first world
war. The concept slowly spread with
Hartland has frequently worked with the Community Council for the benefit of the community and it seemed appropriate that the town be asked to help celebrate our 50th anniversary. All the more so when we discovered that we shared an anniversary year with the town band.
So ‘Brass Roots’ was born. It is a fine example of the complex interrelationships that form a community, how traditions are maintained, developed and passed on to succeeding generations. The Band is a constant as people come and go, it embodies the community and might claim to be its flagship. We are delighted to have been able to help the band members and other members of the community create a book that is an enjoyable read and a welcome addition to the records of life in the County.
Community Projects Officer