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And Some Came Home

Callington Town Band, in association with Callington Community College and the People of Callington & District, presented AND SOME CAME HOME.


Conceived and written by Shirley Morse and originally staged in 2014, this production has been made possible by a grant from Tesco “Bags of Help” scheme.

The First World War claimed the lives of William John Smith the Town Band’s principal cornet player, who was born and lived at St. Mellion. He joined the 1st Btn. Kings Royal Rifle Corps and was 19 when killed in action on the Western  Front on 14th Sept. 1914, just a few weeks after the war had begun. Also Robert Hicks Pike, born in Callington in 1878, he ran his late father’s drapers shop in Fore St. before he was conscripted during 1916 into 2nd Btn. Grenadier Guards. He died in action on 6th July 1917 aged 39. Continue reading

“And Some Came Home” – support project now

Esme and Seth Blaze show their support for Callington Town Band’s Community project, ‘And Some Came Home’, when they put their tokens in the Town Band ‘Bags of Help’ slot at Callington Tesco.  With just a week or so to go they are hoping that the Town Band, in which both their parents play, will be a worthy winner.

And remember that you can support the project in other ways by coming along to the first Singing Workshop in Callington Town Hall at 10am on July 21st or by volunteering to act.  Contact Shirley Morse (01579 360336 or for more information.

This is the first event in the re-running of ‘And Some Came Home’, the successful community commemoration of WW1 that was first performed in 2014.

With a cast of local singers, actors and musicians the 2018 performances will take place in the Town Hall on October 26th and 27th with free admission.

If you can’t make it to the first session and would like to take part in any capacity then please contact Shirley Morse now on 01579 350336 or

Come and join the Band!

With a busy summer season of engagements drawing to a close, Callington Town Band and its Training Band invite new members to ‘Come and Join Us!’

Whether you are a learner or returning after a break or an experienced player we would welcome players of all abilities.  Instruments can be provided, on loan, free of charge to members.  Cornet players are particularly needed.

Visit our website,, phone Band Secretary, Shirley Morse (01579 350336) or speak to the players whenever you see them at engagements.  Get it straight from the horse’s mouth!



for unbroken voices

Rehearsals are going spectacularly well in preparation for forthcoming concert in October, contributions in the Fun Day etc . The theme is Songs from Stage and Screen and songs on the list include some Gilbert and Sullivan, Les Miserables, Oklahoma, Phantom, Cats, Sound Of Music, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and West Side Story to name a few. It’s not too late to join for the term!

Contact Rachael Budd ) 01579 389328. The next few rehearsals will be on 11th May, 18th May, 8th June in Golberdon Parish Hall.