Formed in 1980, the Sevenoaks & Tonbridge Concert Band has built a reputation for its varied and interesting musical programmes, chosen both to please our audiences and to challenge our players.
Our themed concerts explore a wide repertoire, and may also be used to support selected local charities. The Band will occasionally support a guest soloist, and has commissioned and premiered new music by the noted concert band composer Philip Sparke.
Throughout the summer we also fulfil a busy schedule of performances on bandstands and at community events across south east England. The Band's activities also include concert tours in the UK and abroad, and periodic residential music workshops. Occasional exchange visits and joint concerts are organised with our twin band in Germany, Stadtkapelle Heusenstamm.
The Concert Band generally recruits experienced ensemble players, but our musicians span all ages from school students to retired members.