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Battisford Free Church Band

The Band was started around the 1890?s, and steadily grew into a group of musicians with a mix of instruments.

In the late forties, a Mr. George Coates moved into the area and having served many years in Salvation Army Bands he joined the Free Church and formed a Brass Band of 30-plus. Over a period of time the band played in many locations throughout East Anglia.

The Band plays in the services at the Church and other locations by invitation. Thanks to a significant range of Salvation Army music, it has a large repertoire of Christian music, both traditional and modern.