CALLING all former players, parents and supporters! Wilton and District Youth Band celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. A number of events are being planned, including a reunion concert, and we would be delighted to see you there. If you would like to be kept aware of the band’s plans for 2015 drop an email to

The band has had a packed summer and has recently spent a weekend recording a CD, 50 Years On, which will feature a new brass band piece called A Wilton Theme and Toccata, specially written for the band's anniversary by world famous conductor and composer Derek Broadbent.

The band's annual Proms concert - with mezzo soprano Sarah Best - will be held on September 27 at the Michael Herbert Hall, Wilton. The band is also rehearsing for the Evesham Entertainment Contest in November. If you would like to find out more about the band, as a player (from beginner up) or to hire it, contact the email address above.