We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Definitely not 'Brassed Off' in Appledore!”
Review of Appledore Band

Appledore Band
Ranked #7 of 11 things to do in Appledore
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: There are records of a Town Band in Appledore a far back as the 1880s and records in the band possession show that from the turn of the century this was a Brass Band. It existed until the 1920s when lack of support and players caused it to be disbanded. The current band is the continuation of a Silver Band formed by Appledore Boys Brigade in 1942. The Band had humble beginnings starting with just four boys from the Boys Brigade who were inspired after they attended a display given by the 88th London Company who were camping in the area.Today the band is stronger than ever with over 40 members, a healthy training band and large group of loyal supporters. It supports local events as well as raises money through-out the year for charities and to continue the work it does helping children to read and play brass instruments.During summer the band can be found on Appledore Quay every Monday evening entertaining the tourists and the highlight of the year is always The Last Night of the Proms Concert over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The band has an active following and you can find out more about the band, see its upcoming engagements on its website and Facebook pages.
Reviewed 23 September 2013

They clearly enjoy what they do and so do their audience - they have a varied repertoire, and some excellent soloists and their evening outdoor concerts in the summer are not to be missed.

1  Thank DavidB322
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (18)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Filter

16 - 18 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 20 September 2013

Eclectic and varied repertoire to suit all tastes. Well attended open air performance on the quay; added a personal touch and did a request, thank you band manager for organising “happy birthday”.

Thank Robm9999
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Paul R, Online Media Manager at Appledore Band, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2013

Thank you for your wonderful comments, we're so pleased you enjoyed the bands playing. We hope to see you next season on the Quay.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 July 2013

The band play on the seafront every Monday, think you can listen to the practices too. Tuesday there was a samba band that were amazing.

1  Thank mcju
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Appledore Band also viewed

 

Been to Appledore Band? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing