Celebrating 160 Years of Bratton Silver Band

Sounds of Bratton Silver Band were first heard in Bratton during 1859, the same year as Big Ben and the other bells of the Great Clock of Westminster rang out across the City of London. In 2019 Bratton Silver Band celebrated its 160th Anniversary, a real milestone for any community organisation!

We are delighted to have been awarded funding from the Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants Fund and the Brass Band England Norman Jones Trust Fund towards our 160th Anniversary Project to commission composer Christopher Bond to write a piece of music about the “Lost Village of Imber” in celebration of 160 years of Bratton Silver Band, 1859-2019.

​”The Lost Village of Imber” was  premiered by Cory Band at the RNCM Brass Festival and a Wiltshire premiere was performed at the Wiltshire Music Centre. Bratton Silver Band will perform the music  during a concert at Holy Trinity Church, Dilton Marsh on Friday 30th September, 7.30pm.

Lost Village of Imber at Cheltenham Brass Band Finals 2023

Bratton Community Bands is incredibly proud to announce that our piece Lost Village of Imber has been chosen to be the 3rd section test piece for the 2023 National Championships of Great Britian. This September every band in the 3rd section finals will be performing the piece!

More information about the Lost Village of Imber and the finals can be found at 4barsrest.com!