Shanklin Town Brass Band

Rylstone Chalet, Popham Road, Shanklin, PO37 6RG

Registered Charity Number: 1172098



Welcome To The Shanklin Town Brass Band Web Site

Shanklin Town Brass Band was founded in 1993 and is based in Rylstone Chalet,
which can be found in Rylstone Gardens, Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight.

We have a Senior, Youth, Intermediate and a Community Band; the Senior and Youth Bands regularly give concerts locally in Shanklin and in other venues on the Island. 

We also run a dedicated Brass Academy on Saturday Mornings during term time, thus enabling musical education, particularly the playing of brass instruments which are notoriously expensive, to be accessible to as many people as possible.

Our Senior Band competes in the Fourth Section of the National Brass Band Championships and regularly competes at contests run by the Southern Counties Amateur Band Association.

The Intermediate Band is our training band for beginners of all ages and abilities.

Taken Summer 2019 - the Senior Band in the new uniforms

2021 Cory Online Contest

In March 2021 we entered the Cory Online Contest with this video:


Here are the comments for our video:

Stål Himmel - Nice to see a bandstand featured! Loving all of the pictures of the band performing. Although nothing will replace normal banding, this contest has become a great form of band-withdrawal therapy. This is a lovely piece and fits the sentiment of their programme brilliantly.

Song for the Frontline - Lovely solo from Principal cornet and brilliant tribute to the wonderful men and women of the NHS! Fantastic demonstration of how they made their band room a safe space for rehearsals! I think this should be distributed as an example should we have to follow these procedures for the foreseeable in order to go back to band safely. This is played with such heart - bittersweet, but beautiful.

I See the Light - soloist Charlotte Lewis - YES, I love this section for bringing Disney into the contest. Stunning playing from Charlotte and your background is beautiful too, I may need to build a background like this in my office! Great soprano sound. I never realised how much this song actually does sum up our current situation - all those days watching from the windows.

The Great Escape - well I was just wiping the mascara from my face and nearly poked myself in the eye with the sudden introduction from this classic! Short but sweet.

I'm sure James Sparks would have been so proud of this band's fantastic performance. A wonderful programme - congratulations!

Dennis Wilby's Book

Dennis Wilby (our former President and now Honorary Vice President) has written his memoirs

The book is available from Amazon and they say:

"Dennis Wilby's career as a professional musician could not have been planned or expected. These memoirs provide an insight into the career of a professional musician and his journey from brass bands to orchestras to big bands and back to brass bands again. These memoirs are full of interesting and amusing anecdotes from the varied stages of his career and journey."


Paperback cover left, Kindle cover right


Shanklin Town Brass Band
Needs YOU!!

If you would like to join any of our bands, whether you are experienced or a beginner, regardless of age
please telephone Karen Lewis on 07969 850898

Shanklin Town Brass Band is pleased to acknowledge the support of

Shanklin United Reformed Church

Regent Pharmacy

Regent Street, Shanklin

Our Mission

Shanklin Town Brass Band is a community organisation dedicated to:
entertaining the public
teaching and performing brass band music across the Isle of Wight
giving young people and adults the opportunity to play a brass instrument and participate in performances, competitions and individual examinations

Page last updated 21 April 2022

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