|Since 1994, members of the Amherst Town Band have maintained a personal and
musical partnership with the Milford Haven Town Band, a brass band located in Milford
Haven, a town in Pembrokeshire in Western Wales.
The Milford Haven Town Band was established in 1974, and consists of approximately 35
The band first visited the United States in 1994, at
the invitation of the town of Milford, New Hampshire to help celebrate Milford's
bicentennial. During that visit, many of the Amherst band members and their families
hosted the Welsh visitors and established friendships. In addition, our friends from Wales
gave many Americans their first exposure to the unique sound of a British brass band.
In 1998, the Amherst Town Band traveled to Wales at the invitation of the Milford Haven
band. We performed in concerts there, both separately and in joint performance with the
Milford Haven Band.
In 2000, Amherst once again hosted the visiting Milford Haven band. The
Amherst Town Band returned to Wales in 2004. See Wales 2004.
The Milford Haven Town Band at the Mount Washington Hotel
of Milford Haven, Amherst, Hollis and Hudson
American Legion, Amherst town green, August 2000