The Potters Bar Town Band is based in South Hertfordshire, (better known as Junction 24 of the M25) and has been entertaining the local community for many years. We were in existence during the second half of the 19th Century but disbanded in 1939. In 1948, a meeting was called to re-form the band. About twelve people attended and the current band was formed.
The instruments had been stored at the Bakehouse of Horace Tilbury, which stood at the junction of the High Street and Mutton Lane, (this is now the site of the Canada Life Building) they were cleaned and found to be playable. The Bass Drum is still used by the band on marches today.
Practices were originally held in a shed at the rear of the White Horse Public House, (now better known as the Cask and Stillage), and their garden was the site of the first public performance.
The band currently meet every FRIDAY between 8.00 pm and 10:00 pm at Goffs Oak Methodist Church, Newgatestreet Road, Goffs Oak, Herts, EN7 5SS.
Today's band has 20-25 players of all ages and abilities. We play with enthusiasm, look to extend our repertoire and raise the standard of playing throughout the band.
Old Band Photographs (click on Photo to enlarge):