Welcome to the Downton Band Website

Thank you for supporting Downton Band throughout the year.

We run four bands from our bandroom in Gravel Close:

  • Senior Band, that performs across the UK
  • Jubilee Brass (available for fetes and parties)
  • Training Band
  • Beginners Band (open to anyone who wants to learn an instrument for just £1 per week!)

You can catch the bands during the festive season at the following events:

  • Carolling (all weather dependant):
    • 7th and 8th Tesco (Southampton Road, Salisbury)
    • 1t1h (The Moot)
    • 16th (New Wick Estate)
    • 18th (The Sidings)
    • 9th (Wick Estate)
    • 24th (outside the Co-Op)
    • 25th Decemberour traditional carols around the village early on Christmas Morning!
  • Concerts:
    • 1st Dec (2pm) Training Band at Brian Whitehead Centre
    • 10th Dec (7.30pm) Charlton All Saints Church
    • 14th Dec Christmas Extravaganza Concert at St Laurence Church (6pm) (Training Band will play from 5:15pm)
    • 21st Dec St Michaels' Church Lyndhurst (6.30pm)
    • Jubilee Brass, The Training Band, and Beginners Band will also be taking part in St Laurences Christmas Tree Festival on 14th and 15th Dec.
See our calendar for all upcoming events, and please contact us for more details of any events

If would like to make a donation to the band to help with our running costs you can do so via our donations page

As a thank you for your support you can listen to the band perform several festive tracks by visiting our Facebook page or our YouTube channel

Thank you for your interest in Downton Band!

Downton is a modest sized village on the edge of the New Forest between Salisbury and Fordingbridge, boasting a rich history of some 7000 years. In its over 140 years of history the Band has seen successes at top level in the Championship Section, and at the other end of the spectrum with near disbandment. In March we established ourselves in the second section nationally as well as performing at several key events throughout the year, including 3 days at the New Forst Show. Although Downton was traditionally a local band, it attracts players from as far affield as Portsmouth to Poole.

The Band is a non-for profit charity organisation, funded by member subscriptions, kind donations and of course the engagements performed throughout the year. If you are interested in booking the band for your function or event, please contact our secretary by visiting our Contact page where we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

As an integral part of village life, here in Downton, the Band in turn serve the community through key events including Armistice Day, key church services and public concerts. You can also hear us every year at the annual Downton Cuckoo Fair in May, and of course carolling around the snowy village streets in the run up to Christmas - culminating in a tour of the village in the early hours of Christmas morning!

If you would like to know more about joining or booking either of the bands, or indeed if you would like to sponsor us or make a donation to further the future of this superb local organisation, we’d love to hear from you.

Bookings & enquiries, please contact the secretary

     Supported by the players of the People's Postcode Lottery.
The People's Postcode Lottery Trust is a grant giving charity funded entirely by players of the People's Postcode Lottery.
Downton's Training Band "Bash & Blow" are very grateful to receive £6536 from the trust.
For more information about The People's Postcode Lottery Trust please click here.

Last Updated December 2019