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A Brief History

Six musicians from Tenbury High School formed Tenbury Town Band on 3rd March 1983, these were Melanie Walker, Louise Meek, James Harris, Sarah Lewis, Emma Walker and Kathy De Beer.


The seventh member was local policeman Keith Colwell, who as an ex member of the Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regimental Band had all the qualities needed to take charge and become Conductor of the Band. This post he filled successfully for 14 years before handing over to a friend and also an ex Worcestershire & Sherwood Forester Mr Ian Worton.  Keith returned to being conductor in May 2002 and remained until his death in May 2007. Keith's skill and patience made the band what it is today.

 

The main instigator in the formation of the band and indeed in finding its conductor Keith Colwell, was the late Mr Ewart Morgan, who was also the Secretary and Treasurer for many years.

 

Since its formation in 1983 the Band has gone from strength to strength and has performed at many major concerts along with Regimental Bands such as Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters, The Prince of Wales Division Lucknow Band, West Midlands Police Band, Her Majesty's Coldstream Guards and the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals.

 

The Band have made several overseas tours, which have included two visits to Frankeneck - Germany, two visits to Pont du Casse - France, Fort Scott - Canada, Ayia Napa - Cyprus, Gibraltar and in October 2007 Disneyland Paris.

 

Throughout the summer months the band can be found regularly performing at Garden Fetes, Agricultural Shows and band stands in the locality. The group also provides a marching band for Civic Parades within Tenbury Wells and local towns.