Massed Bands Festival 14th July


FREE live music in the bandstand.

WHEN – Sunday 14th July 10.00 am – 4.30 pm

WHERE- Wells bandstand at Wells Recreation Ground

Free live music on the bandstand.  Visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets.  Why not bring a picnic?  There will also be an ice cream van, Rocket Pizza Van, teas and coffees and various stalls.

Come and listen to:

10.00 – Wells City Band

10.55 – Wells Training Section

11.40 – Wells Intermediate Section

12.20- Beckington  Bandits

1.15 – Street Drum and Trumpet Corps

2.10 – Wells City Band

3.05 – Paulton Concert Band

4.10- Massed Bands


Any band that has forgotten to book their place and would like to perform, please, message us or ring Dot Poole 07803 533545.







What’s On

We’ve got a varied calendar of events this year to whet your musical appetites.  Our calendar will change throughout the year so keep looking in to see where we are performing.


  • Saturday 4th May, International Workers Day, Wells Bandstand, TBC.
  • Sunday 12th May, Wells Band Stand, 3.00 – 5.00pm
  • Sunday 19th May, 10.30 am start, Westbury Sub Mendip Friendly Society march and church service.


  • Friday 21st June, 7.30pm, St Cuthbert Church, Wells. A musical evening with Wells City Band, St Cuthbert’s Church Choir and St Cuthbert’s Junior School Choir.  Tickets £5 available from: Parish Office 01749 676906, Wells City Band 01749 675668 or


  • Sunday 7th July, 2.05 – 2.50 pm & 3.30 – 4.15 pm, Dinder Fete, the Old Rectory, Dinder.
  • Sunday 14th July, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm, Massed Bands, Wells Bandstand.  A day of music performed by bands from across the region.
  • Sunday 28th July, 3.00 – 5.00pm, Blake Gardens bandstand, Bridgwater


  • Sunday 22nd September 3.00 -5.00 pm, Wells Bandstand, Wells.
  • Sunday 29th September, 2.00 – 4.00pm, Harvest Festival, Bishop’s Palace.


  • Friday 25th October 7.30pm, British Legion concert, Wells Town Hall


  • Saturday 2nd November 12.00 – 2.00 pm, Bridgwater Carnival concert, St. Mary’s Church, Bridgwater.
  • Friday 15th November, Wells Carnival.

If you would like to book the band for your event please CLICK HERE


Ever wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument?

Ever wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument?

Ever wanted to join a brass band?

Wells City Band is very fortunate to have it’s own Training Section. We offer both individual and group tuition from age 8 to 100!

Once the basic few basic notes are learnt we encourage our learners to join in with the Training Section. Here they begin to understand the basic principles of playing as a group, watching a conductor and all essential skills needed for their progression in to the Main Band.

2018 has been very successful for the Training Section with three learners moving to the Main Band and three moving from beginners to intermediates. Our other learners are progressing well with their progress sheets.

The Training Section has also been involved in concerts throughout 2018; at the Christmas concert, a 70th Birthday Surprise, the massed bands day at the Wells Bandstand and our summer Training Section showcase ‘chip’ concert.

If you are interested in learning to play a brass instrument in our Training Section or are someone who hasn’t played for a while and wants to get back into it or if you are an experienced player wishing to join our Main Band please contact Jane Hill  on 01749  675668 or complete our contact form.