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Spennymoor Town Band are a friendly and inclusive fourth section brass band situated in Spennymoor, County Durham, North East England.
Anybody and everybody, young and old, are welcome to join the band, and free tuition is offered for those wanting to learn how to read music and play a brass instrument.
We don't charge subscriptions, and we have an assortment of instruments which we offer on loan to members.
The band is based in Spennymoor Town Hall, and the twice-weekly rehearsals are open to anyone who fancies a blow.
The history of the Town Band can be traced to the early part of the 19th century qualifying the band as one of the oldest in the country. It was formed under the title The Whitworth Band. When the town of Spennymoor was created much later, Whitworth became part of Spennymoor. During the Boer War the band became a volunteer band adopting the military dress of the period, the band remained civilians however, not taking part in the action.
Public Performance Place
Not actually a Bandstand but an outdoor Amphitheatre in the centre of the park.
You can drive into the park from 8.30am to 7.00pm daily. After this time pedestrian access remains open with 24 hour access to the park.
There is limited parking for 25 cars which includes three blue badge holder bays - 50p per half hour (max stay of 3 hours)
Wharton Park is built on a hill and access for many visitors may be a problem. We have improved access to the park where possible but this is a difficult site due to the steep inclines around the park.
From the car park located at the top of Framwellgate Peth you can access the Heritage Centre with ease and use our disabled viewing area to look down on the Amphitheatre and over the park and city.
Should you wish to access the Amphitheatre and lower level of the park such as the Community Garden area, we would advise you to use the North Road ramped access point. Using this entrance will still involve an incline however this is far less steep than accessing via the upper car park.
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