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 Chair Stephen Gray on 01822 854888 ( or the Vice Chairperson, Judi Turner, on 01822 610881 (
Stannary Brass Band is a registered charity, no. 1091307.


Beginners and the Training Band meet at the Wortham Hall, 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: 7.30 – 9.15. There is a short break allowing younger players to leave earlier if they wish.

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 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.

SBB has been successful in being awarded £1000.00 in the Tavistock Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme.
This money was put towards the purchase of a new Bb cornet in 2018.

Stannary Brass Band promotion video 2016 is now on YouTube.

Stannary Brass Band

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

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