About the Massed Bands Concert
Steeped in history the Massed Band concert has brought together three Brass Bands in North Devon for over 20 years. The tradition started back in the 80s when Appledore, Bideford and then the Hartland Brass Bands joined together once each year to perform a large concert. Later Torrington Silver Band took over from Hartland and the tradition continues.
The bands take it in turns to organise and host the event, planning the venue, date and sponsorship. 2019 will be the turn of Bideford to host the event. This years event is once again returning to the Devon Hall in Bideford and tickets are now on sale. To ensure you have the latest news please subscribe to our mailing list
Over 70 musicians will feature in the Massed Bands Concert.
Including percussion, you will hear over 20 different instruments being played.
There are over 18 different pieces of music being rehearsed for the Massed Bands Concert.
It takes over 6 months to bring together all the elements of the Massed Bands Concert for your enjoyment.
A huge thank you to Doug and Sheila Bushby at Watertown Garage, Appledore who have once again agreed to be our Main Sponsor
Watertown Garage, Torridge Road, Appledore EX39 1NG Tel. 01237 474425
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We would like to thank them for their support and for giving something back to our community
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We are delighted that Doug and Sheila Bushby of Watertown Garage, Appledore have once again agreed to be our main sponsor for this years event. Watertown Garage was established in 1946! Over the years they have served thousands of people from the local area, undertaking all manner of vehicle services and repairs. The highly skilled Read more about Main Sponsor 2019[…]
We are pleased to announce that Tickets for the Massed Bands 2019 concert will go on sale on; Monday 15th July at 8am You can access our ticket booking site through the following link, Get Tickets Now! For discounted tickets please join our mailing list to receive your discount code (only valid until 18/08/19)
Following last years almost sell out event we are delighted to announce that the 2019 Massed Bands will take place on Friday 13th September 2019. We have decided to once again return to The Devon Hall and hope you will put this date in your diaries to be sure not to miss the event. We Read more about 2019 Massed Bands[…]
Following a few requests we have decided to make available the audio recording from the Massed Bands 2018. We need to point out that these recordings were made using the monitoring equipment available at the Devon Hall and microphones were not set up to capture the full audio quality of the performance. It does therefore Read more about Audio Recording[…]
It takes over 6 months to plan and prepare for the Massed Bands concert and 2019 will be no different. One of the biggest challenges we always face is the upfront costs of hosting such a large event and it wouldn’t be possible without the generous support we get from our sponsors. For more information, Read more about Looking to 2019… Want to get involved?[…]
Well its been a couple of weeks now since the show and we hope you had a great time. Be sure to let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear what you thought. Our event photographer – moonshine photography has released some images from the show. You can view these here Read more about Did you enjoy the show?![…]
We are thrilled to let you know that we have obtained the services of Moonshine Photography for the event. They will be capturing photos and video of the event which be available for purchase in the following days. In the meantime check out some of their work at https://www.instagram.com/moonshine_photographer
We are thrilled to announce that Doug & Sheila Bushby from Watertown Garage in Appledore have agreed to be this years Main Sponsor. Doug & Sheila who have been regular attendees at previous Massed Band concerts were eager to be involved and didn’t hesitate to enquire about sponsorship opportunities. Watertown Garage was established in 1946 Read more about Main Sponsor Announced[…]
The Massed Bands is only possible through the generous support given to us by local businesses and supporters. There are numerous ways you can help us small and large, please see our Sponsorship page for more details or contact us if you would like to discuss your ideas. Thank You
We are delighted to let you know that the Massed Bands 2018 concert will take place on Friday 20th July 2018 @ 7pm. We return this year to the Devon Hall in Bideford with tickets going on sale in May. If you want to be first to hear how you can obtain tickets and get Read more about Date & Venue Announcement[…]