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Callington Town Band

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Solo Cornets needed Urgently. Please see Players` Gallery page for other 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

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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