Organised by Maidstone Area Arts Partnership and funded by Maidstone Council, this year’s Brenchley Gardens concerts featured four bands of completely different styles on four successive Sunday afternoons. BAE Systems Brass Band were delighted to perform a varied and entertaining programme to a large and appreciative audience on a warm, dry afternoon in this lovely setting. Opening with Prismatic Light,… Read more »
The Great Lines Heritage Park was the venue for this year’s Armed Forces day Celebrations. The weather often springs surprises at this event and this year was no exception. Performing two 40 minute sets with no shade on the hottest day of the year presented a particular challenge which the day rose to admirably. Featuring film music, marches, 4 soloists… Read more »
Broadstairs Bandstand is always an enjoyable venue for the band to appear at and this year was no exception. Our annual pilgrimage to Thanet took place on Sunday 23rd June in lovely warm, but not too hot weather, and we were able to play to a large and enthusiastic crowd who had gathered to watch us during the Broadstairs Dickens… Read more »
Once again the band had the pleasure of performing at the Rochester Dickens Festival over the weekend of 1st and 2nd June. The glorious weather (especially on the Saturday) presented a number of hazards including sunburn and the potential for heatstroke but fortunately, past experience of the festival came into play and everyone was well prepared. The band played to… Read more »
The band enjoyed its appearances on all three days of the Kent Garden Show at the Kent County Showground and, playing to large crowds, was in receipt of numerous comments praising the quality of its playing and the choice of music. It was an occasion to feature just about all of the band’s soloists and ensembles, all of whom rose… Read more »
The band enjoyed its return to Marden Church for its second successive concert during the evening of Saturday 27th April. The concert, in a lovely setting, was attended by an appreciative and enthusiastic audience and the programme; which was loosely based around St. George’s Day, featured four soloists; Ian Lanceley, Alan Bristow, Phil Neeve and Abbie Bristow, who was performing… Read more »
The band is busily preparing for its much anticipated return to St Michael and All Saints Church in Marden. Our first appearance there was in April 2018 and we are delighted to be performing in this lovely venue once again. The concert commences at 7.30pm with an admission charge of £10 which includes a glass of wine.
The band are delighted to have been placed 6th out of 18 bands in the 2nd Section at this year’s London and Southern Counties Regional Contest which took place at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre over the weekend of 16th and 17th March. Drawn to play 11th, the band were the 2nd to play after the interval and received very… Read more »
The band have been working hard on this year’s 2nd Section test piece, Darrol Barry’s ‘The Rise of the Phoenix’, in preparation for the annual London and Southern Counties Regional contest which takes place this over coming weekend 16th and 17th March. The contest will be held in Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre and the band have been drawn to… Read more »
The Band was delighted to play for the Company Carol Service once again on Monday 10th December. The service featured congregational carols, which the band accompanied, a number of readings, four band slots, a mass Twelve Days of Christmas and a now regular appearance from the Ukulele Band who performed a number of Christmas hits in their own inimitable style.