The Band took part in the scaba Autumn Contest at the Hawth in Crawley once again this year. Having been drawn to play 3rd out of 7 bands competing in the 1st Section, and playing Philip Sparke’s super piece ‘The Saga of Haakon the Good’, the Band were happy to be placed 3rd making us the highest placed nationally graded… Read more »
The band’s final summer engagement of 2017 was once again at Deal Memorial Bandstand. It is always a delight to play in front of a large (despite the rather autumnal weather), knowledgeable and appreciative audience such as Deal always provides. The band was on top form with the programme below: Another Opening, Another Show Bubbles Was a Cheer Leader (soprano… Read more »
The band were delighted to be able to perform once again at the Dickens Festival in Rochester over the weekend of 10th and 11th June. The weather was excellent and the large and appreciative crowds responded very favourably to the music that they were presented with. Our MD, Melvin White was unable to be present on the 11th, so thanks… Read more »
After last year’s rain affected event, the band were looking forward to playing at the Armed Forces Day event in Gillingham this year. Given that the summer had been so warm and sunny so far, everyone was confident that we would be basking in high temperatures. However, this is the UK and the contrariness of the weather showed itself once… Read more »
The band played on Broadstairs Bandstand again this summer on 18th June. It was a lovely, warm day with a large and appreciative audience who were treated to super programme including such diverse pieces as Les Miserables, The Wizard of Oz, Moon River, Valero and additionally, a number of first class solos. The programme was divided into a number of… Read more »
The second Bank Holiday in May proved to be a hot and busy one for some members of the band. BAE Systems Brass Band and Cranbrook Town Band provided the musical entertainment for the Kent Garden Show over the course of the weekend with both bands taking one day each and a joint day where both bands provided members for… Read more »
BAE Systems Brass Band 2017 Tour to Belgium took place over the Bank Holiday weekend of Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May. The band stayed in Ghent and gave two concerts – one in Bruges and the other in Ostend. Given that the band hadn’t been on tour for some years, Friday evening saw great excitement and anticipation on… Read more »
Sevenoaks February 2016 We began the 2016 season with a joint concert with Maidstone Wind Symphony and the Orbi Playa Big Band at The Space in Sevenoaks School. The highlight was accompanying trombone soloist Brett Baker playing Peter Grahams Radio City, and the stunning George Gershwin’s ‘I Loves You Porgy’.