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Callington Town Band

Training Band



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Please see Players` Gallery page for current Band Vacancies

Welcome to the Callington Town Band Website!

This small and friendly band is non-competing,
rehearses each Thursday evening from 7.30pm until 9.30pm
and plays throughout the year at fetes, galas and civic functions.
If interested please phone Secretary Shirley Morse 01579 350336

Callington Town Band Annual General Meeting
Thursday, 18th May 2017 at 19:15
Heritage Centre Band Room Liskeard Road
Members of the Public welcome

MD : Ian Whittaker
I was born in Crafthole, Cornwall and there is music on both sides of my family. My grandfather played cornet in the old Sheviock Prize Band. I began to learn to play trombone at school in London at the age of twelve and originally played in orchestras and wind bands. I started, and for a number of years conducted, a local wind band. I eventually switched to brass bands and spent over 30 years playing in the Crystal Palace Band. My job was not in music but, after I left it, I was able to start conducting the Crystal Palace Training band, which I did for 7 years, building it up into their B Band.
After leaving my job I started giving lessons in a local primary school, a new venture for them and, in the 12 years I taught there, I built up a school (mostly) brass band of between 15 and 20 players which gave occasional concerts at other primary schools in the area. Returning to Cornwall I revived the Landrake Band and played baritone for a while with Saltash Band. When an opportunity arose to play first euphonium with Callington Town Band I took it. In 2014 I became Deputy Conductor and then Musical Director in early 2015.

Callington Town Band, December 2016. Musical Director: Ian Whittaker


Dating back at least to 1859, and re-formed in 1996 after a thirty-year break,
Callington Town Band is now well-established in the community.
Experienced players (any ability) are always welcome, either
to join the Band or to drop in for an evening`s music-making.
There they would become part of group which contains men and women
of all ages as well as school age players, but all with one thing
in common - the love of brass band music.

Please browse our site for further details, including information about our past History,
the Training Band, Contacts/Bookings, and our News & Photos Gallery

The band is featured on the Heyl Brass Band Directory at


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