Watford

History

Established 1884.

The first name of the band was the London and North Western Railway Band, which later on was changed to Watford Artisan Silver Band - which then changed to Watford Silver Prize Band after winning 1st Prize at a Gravesend contest.

After WW2, the band name changed once again, to the Watford Silver Band. The highlight of this era was winning the London and Home Counties Amateur Bands Championship on two occasions - in 1944 and 1946.

In 1980 the band was sponsored and the name changed to Hosier and Dickinson (Watford) Band, but in 2003 the band reverted back to Watford Band. 

In 2006 the band went to the national finals at Harrogate under the direction of Martin France.

In 2012 Mr Ian Graves took over as Musical Director, and this year Watford Band is once again going to the National Finals at Cheltenham in Section 4.

First Nationals appearance since 2006 (also Section 4). Only previous Nationals appearance was in 1972 (also S4) - had to wait 34 years between qualifications.


Principal Players

Soprano - Alison Perry
Solo cornet - Jordan Low
Solo horn - TBC
Euphonium - Martyn France
First trombone - Steve Marsh
Eb Bass - Ken Eames

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