Author Archives: Ian

Brenchley Gardens, Maidstone 26 September 2021

The Band completed its, and Brenchley Gardens’ Covid  truncated 2021 summer with an excellent performance in front of a large and thoroughly appreciative audience. The weather, which had threatened to put a damper on things, held off and  it was pleasantly warm throughout the concert.  The Band delivered a varied and entertaining sixteen piece programme starting with Dan Price’s Starburst… Read more »

Broadstairs Bandstand 11th July 2021

The Covid pandemic has affected all walks of life and has put live music on hold since March 2020. Thankfully, the band members are all well and were all able to start rehearsing together a few weeks ago.  For its first concert since December 2019, the band played in front of Broadstairs Bandstand on Sunday 11th July 2021 (Social Distancing… Read more »

Butlin’s Mineworkers Open National Brass Band Festival – January 2020

The band is looking forward to competing at the Butlin’s Mineworkers Open National Brass Band Festival over the weekend of 11th and 12th January 2020.  This is the first time that the band has attended the festival which, years ago, was solely for Colliery bands.  However, the demise of the coal industry lead to Butlin’s opening the festival up to the… Read more »

Rochester Christmas Dickensian Festival 7th/8th December 2019

After last year’s deluge on the Saturday of the Dickens Festival, band members were delighted to find themselves playing in calm and sunny conditions on the Saturday of this year’s festival.  As a result of the fine weather, the crowds turned up in Rochester in their droves which made it all the more enjoyable to be playing for them on… Read more »

Leeds Castle Christmas Market 30th November and 14th December 2019

30th November In a surprising meteorological turnaround, the band enjoyed fine and sunny, if somewhat chilly weather for its first appearance of 2019 at the Leeds Castle Christmas Market. The good weather meant that even more people than ever were taking advantage of the opportunity to visit for their Christmas shopping and, in the process, to hear the band producing… Read more »