Welcome to West Somerset Brass

A traditional brass band making music in and around the ancient town of Watchet.


Originally the Watchet Royal British Legion Band, the West Somerset Brass Band was formed in 1952 when a small number of brass players pooled their enthusiasm and joined together using the title and the premises of the Royal British Legion Club in Watchet. In September 2008, the band changed its name to The West Somerset Brass Band.

We are a non-competing, traditional amateur brass band with 30 regular players, but are always keen to
welcome new members to the band. We currently have vacancies in our baritone and cornet sections, but all new players are welcome.

Under the direction of our Musical Director, Niall Watson, a wide variety of music is performed which is the basis of the brass band’s universal appeal. This enables the band to undertake a wide range of engagements including church services, formal concerts, fetes and carnivals around West Somerset and beyond.

We are proud to be at the heart of the community here in Watchet, and as such we are involved in many local events, and some not so local. We are fortunate to join with the twinning society and regularly visit our twin town of St Renan in Brittany where we play a range of concerts. 


Our main rehearsal & training band is on Friday evenings at the Methodist Church schoolroom, Harbour Road, Watchet, TA23 0AQ.

Please explore the site for more information on the band, where we will be performing and feel free to contact us if you need any more details.

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