Festival of Remembrance and Remembrance Sunday

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The Remebrance activities were busy for the band and even more so for some of the band. Songster Leader Andrew Lofthouse was busy at the Festival of Remembrance with his RAF duties and many will have seen him on TV. YP Band Leader Simon Hicks was involved in the Remembrance ceremony at the Cenotaph in London with the band of … Read More

Corps Christmas CD project

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As part of our community outreach activities, the corps invited all of its musical sections to engage in a Christmas CD project. Last evening we all assembled in our hall and recorded our contributions. The band first of all accompanied two congregational carols – Hark, the herald angels sing and Silent Night. Then, under the guest leadership of Don Jenkins, recorded the … Read More

Band Sunday 2016

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The Band Sunday meeting was led by our own CO Major Andrew Gaudion. At the end of the service the band presented a short musical programme led by Bandmaster Don Jenkins.  Reference was made to the 30 years of service as principal Trombone of the International Staff Band by Deputy Bandmaster Andrew Justice. This had been referenced by an article in … Read More

Rehearsal with Owen Farr

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The band welcomed Owen Farr to rehearsal prior to the Pre Contest Festival. These pictures, courtesy of former bandsman Stuart Garman, provide a record the evening. Bandmaster Iain Parkhouse was leading the band as Jonathan Corry was due to leave for the USA later that week, although he did find time to pop to share a few words with Owen. … Read More

Congratulations to Jonathan Gaudion

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The band to were pleased to hear that having completed his university studies, Jonathan Gaudion has now graduated with a BA. The band congratulates him as he poses resplendent in his formal gown.