Every Sunday, from May to September, Victoria Gardens would welcome a brass band from Cornwall to perform in the bandstand.
Sadly, it has been confirmed that no bands will be performing this year in our beautiful gardens.
However you may like to find out more about the bands that would have been here this summer
Records show that St Erth Band dates back to the mid 19th century with the earliest reporting being that of the band’s performance in the village to celebrate the Royal Marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840. Today, the band consists of both brass and woodwind players who enjoy playing a varied repertoire from classical to pop, jazz and swing to movie soundtracks and everything between.
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City of Truro Male Choir
Although only known as the City of Truro Male Choir since 2003, its history can be traced to two local village choirs: Carnon Vale Male Voice Choir and Chacewater & District Male Voice Choir. The two choirs amalgamated in 1991 when their membership was falling. In 2002 following the loss of their village chapel as a base and the demographic changes to the choristers, they relocated to Truro changing their name to reflect their move. With a current membership of over 70, the choir’s ethos is to have fun and enjoy singing. Each year they host a visiting choir and also spend a weekend away.
Redruth Town Band
Redruth Town band may well have been known initially as the Redruth Volunteer Band back in 1820 but re-formed as Redruth Town Band in 1890. Today Redruth Town Band is a charity aiming to promote the study, practice and encouragement of brass music in all its forms.
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Indian Queens Band
Indian Queens Band has been providing traditional brass band music for over 100 years.
Wadebridge Town Band
The town of Wadebridge has had a history of brass banding, with one or two interruptions, going back around 100 years. The Wadebridge Town Band re-formed in the 1970s and actually appeared on the children’s TV show ‘Multi-Coloured Swap Shop’ in 1978. It re-formed again in 2002 and is currently a small band of enthusiastic volunteers, some older, some younger, who like to make music together.
Lostwithiel Town Band
Lostwithiel Town Band has been in existence since at least 1885. Currently in the national fourth section, the band aspires to greatness but with a strong conviction that banding should be a hobby to be thoroughly enjoyed.
Bodmin Youth Band
Launched by the Bodmin Town Band a few years ago, Bodmin Youth Band is a friendly, sociable and hardworking brass band with players younger than 19 years old.