The Band played both at the Remembrance Service in St Michael’s Church, Blewbury, and then later at the Blewbury War Memorial. Andrew Slater played the Last Post and Reveille.
Building on the success of last year’s Derek Broadbent event, the band will be inviting Alan Fernie to provide a weekend’s coaching for the band and other interested players.
If you would like to join the band for the weekend, then please email the Secretary.
The weekend’s tuition will cost approximately £50 but a limited number of bursaries are available.
The band will be making a welcome return to this enjoyable family event in the small village of South Moreton.
The band will be playing at this year’s Didcot Hospital Fete. Always a busy event and an important fund raiser for the hospital. The band is normally found in the shade of the cherry trees near the seating for the refreshment tents.
Members of the band will be playing at East Hagbourne Church’s Family Service. The service starts at 10:30am.
We’re delighted to announce a Free Concert on Sunday 9 September 2012 from 2pm – 4pm, at Tickers Folly Bandstand, Boham’s Lane, Blewbury.
Bring a rug or deck chair, and enjoy listening to your local brass band. Bring your children as well, to play on the playground swings, slide and climbing frames…and to make raucous noises on a full range of brass instruments! We’re keen to encourage local young people to take up brass and will soon be starting a learner band for beginners.
See the events diary for more information.
The band again have received support from the local business community. Calnan Brothers, Didcot’s rather forward thinking local butchers has made a generous donation to the bands funds to enable us to continue to develop our new Leaner band and proceed with this year’s MasterClass.
Visit Calnan Brothers at their Didcot shop at 5 Hagbourne Road, Didcot, Oxford OX11 8DP or visit their impressive new website www.calnanbrothers.co.uk for how to videos, recipes and online ordering for nation wide temperature controlled delivery. The meat is great (they are a proper butcher who will prepare meat to order) but at least one band member also visits their shop for the cheeses on their Deli counter.
We’re taking a break next week (Wed. July 25th. 2012), but there will be a main band practice as usual on 1st Aug.
Time for some private practice.
The band have just received a kind donation of £150 from a local business who wish to remain anonymous. The sponsorship will be used to fund tuition for our learners to enable us to provide some one on one lessons alongside the main band training.
Donations of this kind make a huge difference to the modest income of the band and enable us to both expand our repertoire and the number of performance at which we can play out.