About Us

We are a local band meeting the needs of the local community.We are active in supporting a variety of community- based activities throughout the year.

The Senior Band fulfils the bulk of our engagements: averaging 30 a year.

Todmorden Community Brass Band at the annual Agricultural Show in the bandstand

Todmorden Community Brass Band at the annual Agricultural Show in the bandstand

The band consists of:
* experienced players who have been in banding for years
* players who have achieved a moderate playing standard who just enjoy playing
* people who have either started to learn later in life or children just beginning to
take their first steps in banding

As a non competitive band we are not restricted to the standard brass band instrumentation of 25 players. We therefore actively encourage new members to join us and play in the position of their choice.

Meet our band at Friday rehearsal.

Friday night rehearsal

Friday night rehearsal

 

Meet our Band Conductor- Pam Smith

 

Pam Smith : Band Conductor

Pam Smith : Band Conductor

Pam began her musical career at the age of 7 when she began playing the cornet under the tutelage of Bernard Northwood at Bowker Vale Primary School in Manchester. She joined Blackley Band at the age of 8 and subsequently got involved with North Music Centre playing in a wide range of ensembles and groups, culminating in a brass band tour of Canada and North America in the summer of 1987.

Pam met her husband Kevin whilst at the music centre where they sat next to each other in the Concert Band which rehearsed on a Saturday morning. It comes as no surprise that their two children are also keen musicians, both playing brass instruments and also involved in music centres and brass bands locally.

Pam has always played cornet and soprano cornet in her brass band career and has also played trumpet in a ladies dance band and in the orchestra pit for local amateur dramatics companies. She can also produce a passable bass line on the Eb Bass if pressed in an emergency… Pam’s banding career has seen her compete with local bands Blackley Band, Moston and Beswick Band, Norwest Co-op (Wardle) Band and Greenfield Band, and she has guested with Sellers International Band among many others in concerts around the northwest. Pam is most proud of her time with Middleton Band where she was Principal Cornet when they won the National Finals in 2007 and subsequently promoted to the second section. She was forced to give up playing a few years ago due to health problems but has maintained her contact with brass bands by conducting and tutoring; first of all with the Middleton Youth Band and now for Todmorden Community Band.

Outside of banding, Pam is an Authorised Lay Minister and is heavily involved with church and community activities at home. She is keen on handicrafts and is never too far away from her Kindle with its hefty library of crime thrillers.

If you enjoy making music with others , then Todmorden Community Brass Band is the band for you!

A copy of the Band Constitution is available for download/reading by clicking on the link below:
TCBB Original Signed Constitution