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This page is part of an archive of historical details from existing or defunct brass band websites. This is being maintained to provide a record of this information in the event of a band folding, its website disappearing or other loss of the historical record. Where possible, and appropriate, the information cached will be updated from time to time - and any corrections or updates are welcome.

Porthleven Town Band

Porthleven Town Band traces its history back to 1867 when a fife and drum band was in existance in the town. Later, in 1875, it became a brass band and was admired in its yellow braided tunics and caps, and red striped trousers! During that period the band attended many brass contests and its favorite performance arena at the turn of the 20th century was on the pier at Porthleven.

Since then, the band has ditched the strip uniform and, these days, prefers to be known for its quality of sound and music. Since the appointment of Francis Evans as Musical Director in late 2000 the band has gone from strength to strength. The Senior Band has an almost full membership of twenty seven players and with the conception of the Training Band in September 2001, the training ground for more Senior players is set. The band operates a teaching programme, which includes music and theory tuition for absolute beginners, intermediate group and a band rehearsal. The Training Band recently won the Young Band Class in their first contest outing at the Cornwall County Music Festival.