Great news!
SBB has been successful in being chosen as a recipient in the Tavistock Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme this March and April.
What’s next?
Please shop at Tesco, Tavistock in March and April and vote for the band using your blue token.
There are 3 groups asking for your votes and the winner is awarded up to £4000.00.
Pass the word among family and friends.
£4000.00 will buy us a new Bb cornet and go towards music scores and another instrument.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees
grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to
local community projects.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue
generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in
store during [March and April] on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000
awards. of help

Stannary Brass Band promotion video 2016 is now on YouTube.

Tavistock Stannary Brass Band

Stannary Brass Band was formed in 1995 and is based in Tavistock, Devon.  It’s objective is “to maintain, improve and advance the education of the public through the promotion and practice of brass band music”.

For bookings or information, or if you would like to receive news of band events, please contact the secretary at
For a prompt reply please contact the Chairman, Steve Gray, on 01822 854888 or
Stannary Brass Band is a registered charity, no. 1091307.


Beginners and the Training Band meet at Mount Kelly College from 6pm – 7.15pm on Wednesday evenings in term time.

Players in the training band are welcome to sit in at senior band rehearsals which take place at the following times:

Wednesdays 7.30 – 9.15pm
Until further notice Sunday practises will be arranged as required.

DIRECTIONS – one way system.
From Bedford Square in Tavistock follow the road southeast, passing the Bedford Square car park on your left, until you reach a mini roundabout. Take the first exit onto Dolvin road (A386). At next mini roundabout turn right. After a short distance turn right into Mount Tavy road (B3357). The school exit gate is on your left in 0.3 mi. The school has a one way system in operation, therefore continue, taking the second turning on the left BEFORE the road bends to the right. A fairly narrow road continues uphill and you will find an entrance to the school on your left through metal gates. Park in the second car park on your left. Walk along the road continuing after this car park, turn right and follow the curve of the wall next to a sports playground until you reach the Wortham Hall directly ahead.

The main band welcomes any brass players. We are also looking for piano / xylophone players, and players of tuned percussion.
If you are an experienced player who is visiting the Tavistock area please join us at any Wednesday evening rehearsal for a blow!

There is a range of brass instruments available for use by band members including some lightweight, coloured trombones that are ideal for children.

Anyone interested in learning to play an instrument, or percussion, please phone 01822 854888 or contact us at

Non-playing members may like to support our fundraising efforts.

Stannary Brass Band is a member of the South West Brass Band Association. It has chosen to be a non-contesting band. The band enjoys taking part in local events throughout the year and provides opportunities for young people to learn to play an instrument and perform in public. Instruments are available for anyone of any age who would like to learn to play.  Experienced players are always welcome.

For information about the band’s committee and our Patron, Angela Rippon please see the “about the band” page.

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