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Farnham Brass Band

The band was formed 1975 after an advertisement appeared in a local Newspaper: "If you are interested in learning to play a brass instrument contact Les Graham".

The aim was to give youngsters the opportunity to learn to play brass instrument together. In 1978 Crosby & Co took over sponsorship of the band and it become known as "The Farnham, Crosby Concert Band". This support lasted until 1982 when Cosby & Co where unable to continue the support due to economic reasons.

The band changed its name back to "Farnham Brass Band" and this name has stayed since. Having moved from the original rehearsal facilities at Wrecclesham Youth Centre to Crosby's the band had to find alternative accommodation at the end of this association and were fortunate in obtaining alternative rehearsal facilities at the Farnham Maltings.

In 1992 the band moved to the new location of the Gostrey Club, Farnham moving to the band current rehearsal location at the Tilford Village Hall, just outside of Farnham. Throughout the years the band has had a varied and interesting life playing in and around Farnham they also had some international tours.

In 1982 the band visited Mertloch in Germany as guests of the pipes and drums of the local volunteer fire brigade and proved to be a great success with the locals. After this initial visit it took until 1989 to organise a repeat visit and Farnham Brass Band returned to Mertloch to a very warm and enthusiastic welcome. Two days of playing in the Beer Tent and sightseeing were enjoyedand the audience was very appreciative.