BAE Systems Company Carol Service 2018

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.

Leeds Castle Christmas Market December 2018

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 »

Rochester Christmas Dickensian Festival 1st/2nd December 2018

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 »

December 2018

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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 »

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 »