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The Benson and Roke Brass Band

This Band was formed in 1882 in Berrick at Tanner Cottage and later transferred to Roke, where it now enjoys a re-built band-hut.  The Band plays at Fêtes, Concerts, Carol Concerts and Weddings - in fact anywhere it is asked to.  Probably the most important feature is to teach children to read music and play an instrument, which is free of charge.

The Band has been in continuous operation except for 1914 -1918 and again 1939 - 1945 during the two World Wars. It consists of a Full Brass Band, a Training Band, and a Swing Band (12 strong).