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 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.
This November and December saw the band once again performing in the grounds of the lovely and historic Leeds Castle for the Leeds Castle Christmas Market. Having played there twice in 2017, the band was asked to perform on three separate weekends in 2018. The large crowds were entertained with varied programmes consisting of Christmas music, soloists and pieces from… Read more »
The band was once again delighted to be invited to perform at the annual Rochester Christmas Dickensian festival. However, that delight soon turned to dismay as the weather closed in on the Saturday with persistent rain and drizzle limiting our performance opportunities in an effort to save the music from ruin. The band did manage to complete all of its… Read more »
The band has just begun a busy few weeks of Christmas events with a performance on Saturday 24th November at Leeds Castle Christmas Market. We have two further performances there this year – Saturday 8th and Sunday 16th December. In addition to the these appearances you can also get to see and hear the band perform at the Rochester Dickensian… Read more »
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 »
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 »
The band made its annual journey to the seaside at Broadstairs again this year on Sunday 17th June. The weather wasn’t terribly promising to start with and the heavy clouds threatened rain just before the start of the concert. However, the rain held off and the Sun even shone a few times although the wind became a bit of a… Read more »
The band were delighted to be able to perform once again at the Dickens Festival in Rochester over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd June. The weather was very hot and humid – especially on the second day and the full band had to work very hard in the heat. Their success in doing so was reflected in the enthusiastic… Read more »
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 »