Author Archives: Ian

End of the 1st World War Centennial Concert

The band was delighted to take part in Maidstone’s ‘Party to Remember!’ on 4th November 2018. The aim of the event was to celebrate the end of the Great War 100 years ago and featured the band along with The Maidstone Singers and Energize Community Choir. Each group performed pieces from the era separately and also en masse, concluding with… Read more »

Deal Bandstand 2nd September 2018

The Band enjoyed a smashing afternoon at Deal Memorial Bandstand this September 2nd. The weather was lovely with bright, warm sunshine and, for a change, almost no wind. There was a large, knowledgeable audience who, judging by their comments during the interval and at the end, thoroughly enjoyed the varied and entertaining programme provided by new MD David Chapman as… Read more »

Raise the Roof 13th May 2018

The band was delighted to be asked to play for Cllr Malcolm Greer, the Mayor of Maidstone’s chairy concert – ‘Raise the Roof’ at All Saint’s Church.  The concert, which featured 7 choirs as well as the band, totalled over 350 performers and was in aid of the Mayor’s three chosen charities – The Blackthorn Trust, Kent Lung Awareness and… Read more »

Kent Garden Show 26th and 28th May 2018

Over the late May Bank Holiday weekend the band performed at the annual Kent Garden Show at the Kent County Show ground. The band were set up in the refreshments/food court area, where the warm and sunny weather  coupled with some 30,000 visitors over the weekend, meant we had a large, enthusiastic and very appreciative audience listening to all styles… Read more »

Musical Director

Ian   30th May 2018   No Comments on Musical Director

Following the resignation of Melvin White due to ill health, BAE Systems Brass Band is delighted to announce the appointment of David Chapman as the Musical Director.  David takes over with immediate effect and the band is looking forward to working closely with him.  

Rochester Christmas Dickens Festival 2nd and 3rd December 2017

This was a busy weekend for the band as it performed on the Saturday and Sunday of the Rochester Christmas Dickens Festival weekend and again on the Monday at the BAE Systems Company Carol Service. The Christmas Dickens Festival is one that the band always looks forward to performing at, and this year was no different, with a particularly large… Read more »