torbay brass band

Est. 1976

Who We Are

Truly a local band, Torbay Brass Band was formed in 1976 by a group of local people who were employed at the South Devon College, who showed an enthusiasm for brass playing.

The band grew very quickly attracting players from the Torbay area and was able to add to its strength a junior training band. The band is a friendly, hard working group who welcome new members both playing and supporters.

 The band has a very active engagement diary and concert schedule that encompasses charity concerts for which the band has raised much needed funds for a variety of organisations. Open-air concerts on the sea front in Dawlish which are very popular with holidaymakers and residents alike, and previous trips overseas where the band was very well received. So much so they were even heard on a Swiss radio programme.


Our History

The current band still retains its local connections through its members who like their predecessors are very proud to carry the name of Torbay wherever they go.

The band quickly established itself in the contesting world and joined the South West Brass Band Association where it worked its way through the nationally graded sections of the brass band world. The band achieved national success in 1993 when the band won the 2nd Section National Championship in London. Since then the band has moved down through the grading sections. However, the current players are fully determined and committed to turning this around.

Get in touch

If you’d like to book the band or find out more about joining, please get in touch by using the contact form below or by sending us an email.

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Torquay Salvation Army,  29 Market Street, Torquay TQ1 3AF


Monday & Friday  8pm – 10pm