Banovallum Brass
Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Band Manager - Hugh Bourn
07966 251312
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07765 934089
01790 752925
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Banovallum Brass was formed on the 9th November 1989 from the amalgamation of the two previous Horncastle Town bands Horncastle Prize Silver Band and The Jubilee Concert Band Horncastle.

Horncastle Prize Silver Band was founded 21st June 1858 and was the sole Brass Band in the town until 1977. Very little is publicised about the band in the early years but below is a list of the Bands conductors from 1949 to the amalgamation in 1989:-
1949 - 1951 A W Turner
1967 - 1971 R A W Maycox
1971 - 1977 G Moralee
1977 - 1979 H Dudley
1979 - 1986 K W Edwards
1986 - 1989 D V French

The Jubilee Concert Band Horncastle was founded in 1977 the year of Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee. The band was formed under the direction of Eric Young who felt there was a need for a band in the town to help and encourage young prospective musicians to learn and play music. Without instruments, music or a rehearsal room and a tutor this was impossible. From the resources of JT Friskney Ltd the instruments and music were purchased and a rehearsal room made available. Mr Geoff Moralee was appointed as musical director and from these early days a new band was born. In 1989 the Bands came together to form the band you see today. We are a friendly 4th Section band who come together to enjoy playing music. We play to a high standard and generally do not enter national contests.

Past and present conductors of Banovallum Brass;
1989 - 1991 Geoff Moralee
1991 - 2002 Elizabeth White
2002 - Present Day Steve Ingham

We do however enter the local Butlins Contest in Skegness, January annually, and have come 4th, 5th and 5th in the last three years. Our main area of expertise is performing concerts in the local area, Fete's, Private concerts, weddings, RBL Remembrance Day and Carol Services etc.

One of the main areas the Band is keen to encourage is music for young people. We offer both private lessons and a junior band is run on a Tuesday evening by Rachel Bourn, (see the Banovallum Junior Band page for more details).

If anyone is interested in joining the Band or enquiring about the band performing at your chosen event then please contact Mark, Hugh or Rachel on the Contacts Page.

Banovallum Brass, Horncastle,     07765 934089,     hughbourn21@gmail.com