Helen Rowe, Treasurer of St. Austell Town Youth Band receiving a cheque to the value of £400 from Philip Snell, representing St Austell Lodge of Mark Masons. The donation came from the Cornwall Mark Foundation, which has, with the support of the Mark Brethren of Lodges in Cornwall, made awards totalling £7600 to deserving causes and is in addition to £100 generously given to the band from the St Austell Lodge previously.
St Austell Town Youth Band is the only youth brass band in the St Austell area and gives concerts as an independent ensemble whilst being financially supported by the
Senior Band. Many Youth members are also members of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band. Both bands are based at The Band Club, East Hill,
St. Austell and both bands welcome new or returning players and players who may have recently moved to the area. You’ll see them representing St Austell at the West of England Bandsmen’s festival at Bugle on 16th June; the Youth Band in their own section and the Senior Band in The Championship Section. The bands are also to be seen supporting local events such as Feast Week in Mevagissey 24-30th June 2018 and lead many of the summer carnivals occurring throughout Cornwall. For further information on rehearsal times and up coming concerts, please refer to the band website www.staustelltownband.co.uk or contact us via our Facebook page.