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The only remaining Methodist Band in the UK, BMSB has been serving communities in North Colchester and far beyond since its formation in 1896.

After housing a century of music making, the historic School Room in which the Band rehearses is in danger of being sold alongside the Victorian Chapel next door, which was built by volunteers from the village nearly 200 years ago.

In December 2019 it is estimated that members of Boxted Methodist Silver Band played to over 5,000 people – a figure unmatched by any other local music-making organisation. 

What’s more, the Band reaches many lonely and isolated people, for whom the performance of a few humble carols is “the highlight of the year”.

BMSB has a busy diary but, without a home in which to rehearse, over a century of dedication and some truly exceptional performances – including a visit to the Queen’s private chapel in Windsor – could be consigned to history. 

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Boxted Methodist Silver Band
Account Number - 3769 4037  

Sort Code - 23-05-80

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A message from our Chairman:

"We need your help to ensure Boxted Methodist Silver Band survives and can continue to serve the Stour Valley in future generations. The field alongside the School Room has already been sold and the Chapel is on the market. This very real threat is happening now!"

Sir Bob Russell, High Steward of Colchester

Boxted Methodist Silver Band

Account Number - 3769 4037

Sort Code - 23-05-80