Location: Downton, Salisbury, UK
Member: Position Name
Musical Director Paul Williams
Principal Cornet Richard Plaskett
Solo Cornets Colin Morton
Soprano Cornet Lloyd Rayner
Repiano Cornet Vacancy
Back Row Cornets Steven White
Flugelhorn Erik Jonassen
Tenor Horns Miriam OConnor*
Baritones Peter Tanner*
Trombones Mike Ricketts*
Bass Trombone Kirsty Ricketts*
Eb Basses Richard Taylor
Bb Basses Stuart Beck*
Percussion Myra Randall
Chairman Mike Ricketts
Secretary Danie Papeguay
Treasurer Stuart Beck
Thank you for your interest in Downton Band!
Downton is a modest sized village on the edge of the New Forest between Salisbury and Fordingbridge, boasting a rich history of some 7000 years. In its over 140 years of history the Band has seen successes at top level in the Championship Section, and at the other end of the spectrum with near disbandment. In March we established ourselves in the second section nationally as well as performing at several key events throughout the year, including 3 days at the New Forst Show. Although Downton was traditionally a local band, it attracts players from as far affield as Portsmouth to Poole.
The Band is a non-for profit charity organisation, funded by member subscriptions, kind donations and of course the engagements performed throughout the year. If you are interested in booking the band for your function or event, please contact our secretary by visiting our ‘Contact Us’ page where we will be happy to discuss your requirements.
As an integral part of village life, here in Downton, the Band in turn serve the community through key events including Armistice Day, key church services and public concerts (notably our Summer concert in the beautiful settings of The Moot). You can also hear us every year at the annual Downton Cuckoo Fair in May, and of course carolling around the snowy village streets in the run up to Christmas.
In addition, we are proud to have a non-performing "just for fun" band called Downton Jubilee Brass open to anyone interested
The Downton Band meets on Wednesdays at 8pm, under the baton of recently appointed resident MD Paul Williams
If you would like to know more about joining or booking either of the bands, or indeed if you would like to sponsor us or make a donation to further the future of this superb local organisation, we’d love to hear from you.
Bookings & enquiries to: