Tamworth Wind Band was formed in September 2012 by a group of enthusiastic musicians who found there was nowhere for them to play in Tamworth. The eight-strong committee agreed a constitution, which allowed them to apply for grant funding to help cover initial start-up costs. The band was led by Musical Director Tony Eno (retired Director of Music Specialism, QEMS) from its founding until 2014, when current Musical Director Tom Sears took on the role.
The band performs at least 2 formal concerts each year within the local area, as well as collaborating with other local music groups such as the Tamworth Ladies’ Choir. Alongside such concerts, the band makes an annual summer appearance at the Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand and takes part in Christmas caroling in local venues every festive season. We perform a wide variety of classical and contemporary pieces, including selections from popular film and television soundtracks. Our Christmas events also include a range of traditional carols and festive favourites.
Our Musical Director
The band is ably led by Musical Director Tom Sears. Tom joined the band on flute in September 2014, having set up and run the successful Hertford College Wind Band for 3 years whilst studying at the University of Oxford. He took over the conducting of the Tamworth Wind Band in October 2014, becoming permanent Musical Director in October 2016. Away from the band, Tom is Head of Physics at John Taylor High School in Barton-under-Needwood.
Tom is supported by the committee, who ensure the smooth running of the band.