Welcome To Ampthill Town Band

We are a friendly Brass Band based in Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

We meet each Tuesday between 7.30 and 9.15pm at Russell School, Ampthill.

About the Band

Ampthill Town Band is very much a local phenomenon and part of the Ampthill tradition.

It has its origins in a chamber ensemble formed in the 1840's, allegedly to celebrate a royal visit to the town.

By the end of the 19th century, this had metamorphosed into a brass and woodwind band. By the 1930's, cornets displaced clarinets and a brass band emerged.  See our Photos page and link to photo album to see photos of the band from 1910 to 1984, plus some more recent photographs.

The band today serves the local community by providing music services for local occasions, such as the Remembrance Parade, Christmas Carols around the Christmas tree and in St Andrews on Christmas Eve, as well as school and village fetes.  Having played in the inaugural Ampthill Proms in the Park in 2009 we will be playing for the 5th running of this event on 6th July this year.