It’s Christmas!

Christmas is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means the return of festive traditions like caroling, decorating the tree, and of course, the return of the classic British brass band.

This year, one of the UK’s most beloved Royston-based brass bands, Royston Town Band, are preparing for a busy schedule of Christmas engagements, and we’re here to give you a sneak peek at what’s in store.

The band will be performing at a number of locations in the local are over the coming weeks.

  • Street collection Saturdays at Angel Pavement in Royston from 10am to midday
  • Heydon Church on Saturday 17 December at 3.30pm
  • Tesco Extra, Royston, on Tuesday 20 December at 6pm

The highlight of our Christmas season is our annual Christmas Concert which will be held at King James Academy Senior Site on Sunday 18 December from 7pm – 9pm.

Our chosen charity for this Christmas fundraising is Royston Food Bank.

If you can’t wait that long, you can get your brass Christmas fix on our YouTube channel with this specially-selected playlist:

From root to branch

In 2017 we were very grateful to be awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and £1,750 from the Brian Leslie Racher Charitable Trust for our band history project ‘Brass Roots‘.   Since then we have delved into record books from the 1920s, created a new oral history from past and present members, reconnected with old friends, been reunited with our band mascot and much more!  We hope that you will enjoy these discoveries as much as we have…

Christmas Concert 2019

RTB Xmas concert 151219The band are excited to be preparing and rehearsing a fantastic programme of festive music for our annual Christmas concert.

We invite you to join us for an evening of traditional Christmas favourites and fun sing-along arrangements at 7pm on Sunday 15 December 2019 at the King James Academy (Senior site).

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children and can be bought at Enfield Electrical Supplies on Orchard Road, reserved by emailing the band secretary ,  or bought on the door.

There will be a licensed bar and deluxe hamper raffle prizes available as well as nibbles and mince pies.

Christmas Carols for Kids

RTB Children's Concert
The band would like to invite families and children of all ages to a fun and interactive Christmas Carol concert with a twist!

Everyone is encouraged to sing, dance and have fun along with some festive favourites played by the band in a relaxed and child-friendly environment.

Baby changing facilities and easy buggy access make this ideal for younger ones who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend a concert by the band.

Tickets are £3 for children with accompanying adults joining for free (unaccompanied adults £5 each).

Join us on Sunday 22 December between 10.30am and 11.30am at the Royston Catholic Church Parish Hall.  Free parking is available in the car park of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School or a short walk away in the Civic Centre car park.


November spotlight

Owen Simons came across this fascinating article in the 1959 Crow. A clue to our rehearsal venue timeline!

“The present band room at Market Hill would be due for demolition sometime in the near future… a bandroom should be built in the Priory Memorial Gardens with sliding glass panels partly of wood which could then be opened to any desired position… when the panels were closed the stand would afford the band a practice room and the instruments could be stored below the floor”

Would be so interesting to know what happened to this proposal!