Once again the band had the pleasure of performing at the Rochester Dickens Festival over the weekend of 1st and 2nd June. The glorious weather (especially on the Saturday) presented a number of hazards including sunburn and the potential for heatstroke but fortunately, past experience of the festival came into play and everyone was well prepared. The band played to… Read more »
The band enjoyed its appearances on all three days of the Kent Garden Show at the Kent County Showground and, playing to large crowds, was in receipt of numerous comments praising the quality of its playing and the choice of music. It was an occasion to feature just about all of the band’s soloists and ensembles, all of whom rose… Read more »
The band enjoyed its return to Marden Church for its second successive concert during the evening of Saturday 27th April. The concert, in a lovely setting, was attended by an appreciative and enthusiastic audience and the programme; which was loosely based around St. George’s Day, featured four soloists; Ian Lanceley, Alan Bristow, Phil Neeve and Abbie Bristow, who was performing… Read more »
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 are delighted to have been placed 6th out of 18 bands in the 2nd Section at this year’s London and Southern Counties Regional Contest which took place at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre over the weekend of 16th and 17th March. Drawn to play 11th, the band were the 2nd to play after the interval and received very… Read more »
The band have been working hard on this year’s 2nd Section test piece, Darrol Barry’s ‘The Rise of the Phoenix’, in preparation for the annual London and Southern Counties Regional contest which takes place this over coming weekend 16th and 17th March. The contest will be held in Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre and the band have been drawn to… Read more »
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 »