THE TOWN BAND
We are a wind band under the baton of Clive Burroughs. The band has a wide ranging repertoire of music including popular melodies and jazz as well as marches, hymns and classical works. Hear us in Lymington and the surrounding area, at various venues such as Lymington Community Centre, St John’s Church, the town bandstand and on the green at Milford-on-Sea. We perform for and at Charity Events, for example, the RNLI Annual Service and the Oakhaven Hospice Christmas Concert. The Band welcomes all brass, woodwind and percussion players.
BAND PRESIDENT – Graham Wales
BAND PATRON – Lymington Town Mayor
MUSICAL DIRECTOR – Clive Burroughs
CLIVE BURROUGHS was appointed musical director of Lymington Town Band in 2008. He is a former member of the Blues and Royals, where he obtained the rank of Corporal of the Horse, with the appointment of Trumpet Major. He was in charge of the trumpet team for state and public occasions. As well as being a full member of the Blues and Royals band, part of his duties was to train other musicians as well as conducting the band at rehearsals. Whilst in the army he also played in a number of brass bands in the London and Hertfordshire areas. Since leaving the army and joining the family business, Clive has played in and conducted a number of brass and wind bands in the local area. He is also currently the musical director of Amesbury Town Brass Band.
SECRETARY – Frank Weller
Frank Weller is the Band’s tireless secretary. A clarinet player, he joined the Band in1980, became its Chairman in 1983 and held this office for two years. He side-stepped to become the honorary secretary in 1987 and still holds that position. Frank is a retired Chartered Electrical Engineer. Contact Frank: Tel: 023 80846702 or: email
BAND CHAIRMAN – Paul Douglas
Paul is originally from Southampton where he learned to play the trumpet at school. At the age of seventeen he joined the army as a military musician with the Royal Hampshire Regiment. During his military service Paul spent a year at The Royal Military School of Music. He also served for three years in Germany and completed tours in both Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands. Shortly after leaving the military Paul became a member of the Metropolitan Police Service. He continued with his musical interests during this period by joining the highly acclaimed British Airways Brass Band. Paul played with BA for over thirty years, ten of which were as its principal cornet player. Paul served as the Band Chairman for two years towards the end of this time. Having completed over thirty years police service Paul moved to Dorset at the end of 2016. He joined Lymington Town Band as a trumpet player in the spring of 2017 and became its band chairman in January 2019. Paul also plays as principal cornet with Amesbury Town Band and in addition regularly performs with a small, New Forest based brass ensemble known as Brassed Toffs
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