The Melton Mowbray Toy Soldiers band was formed in 1936. We are a registered charity.
We welcome band members from the Melton Mowbray area and are aged from 9 years upwards.
We train all of our members to march, and teach them to play any band instrument of their choice if they so wish. Our instruments consist of Trumpets, Euphoniums, Baritones, Saxophones, Slide trombones, Bell lyres, Side drums, Cymbals and Bass drum.
Our uniform consists of Red tunics (Grenadier Guard Style), white trousers with a red stripe (male and female), Bearskin type hats, White belts, White socks and Black shoes.
The band travels all over the United Kingdom performing in Carnivals, Fetes and Galas. They have competed numerous Competitions where they won more than their fair share of top three places.
They have performed in the USA, touring the New York state, in Germany & in the Isle of Man where they won the World Championship for Marching Bands.
We offer Daylight Arena Displays, and Processions consisting of figure marching, counter marching and slow marching accompanied by popular tunes. For full value an arena approximately 65 yards x 45 yards is required.
We have our own transport that consists of a 52 seater coach for travel to and from engagements
We have a small band of dedicated supporters to whom we are greatly indebted, who not only give us verbal and moral support, but who also assist in our event preparations and chaperone our younger members to ensure a safe and secure environment.
Performing Right Society Licence No. 121142