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Fakenham Town Band
Formed in 1881 by 6 men in a pub, Fakenham Town Band has survived many ups and downs including 2 world wars. Nevertheless, sheer determination and commitment by members over the years have ensured that the band not only survives, but reaches high levels of musical performance for the enjoyment of audiences and players alike.
Fakenham Town Band is very popular, often giving up to 40 performances per year ranging from garden fetes through to concerts. Most events are in North Norfolk and the surrounding area. See the concert list for future engagements.
The main focus of the band is to provide entertainment for the local community and for the personal pleasure of the players. To maintain and increase the standard of playing and provide a challenge, the band also enjoy contesting.
Recent years have seen a rapid rise from the C section, through A and B , with promotion in 2003 to the Championship section for the East Anglian Brass Band Association. This is a tremendous achievement, especially considering the majority of the band are still of school age.