The following awards were presented at our Christmas Concert.
Tewkesbury Methodist Church - Wednesday 16th November 7:30pm
The concert starts at 7:30pm and will feature a variety of hymns, moments of reflection and spiritual music including items based on the Old Hundredth, Laudate Dominum, Amazing Grace, Peter Go Ring Them Bells, What A Friend We Have In Jesus and many more.
Tickets which will be available on the door are £5 and entry for children under 16 is free. We hope to see you and your friends there.
|Christmas Concert, Roses Theatre,
Tewkesbury - Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December 7:30pm
Tickets for our Christmas Concerts in the Roses Theatre are on sale now. These concerts have become increasingly popular over the past few years and are known to sell out early. So don't miss out!
We can promise our usual mix of the spectacular, thrilling, festive and downright silly! So to avoid being disappointed get down to the Roses and buy your tickets now! The Training Band and local school choirs will also be appearing at these concerts.
Tickets are £10 (Concessions £8). We hope to see you and your friends there.
Tickets are available from the Roses Theatre Box Office on 01684 295074 and from their website: http://www.rosestheatre.org/
Summer on the Bandstands|
Ross on Wye Bandstand – Sunday 21st August
Malvern Bandstand – Sunday 28th August
During August he
Band made its annual appearances on the Ross on Wye and Malvern
Bandstands. Both Sunday's were typical British summer days, plenty of
grey sky, drizzle and blustery wind!
Training Band’s 7th Annual Band Camp|
Sidmouth, Devon - Friday 5th to Sunday 7th August
The happy campers gathered at Tewkesbury School to pack the coach and travel down to the Lyons Gate Campsite near to Sidmouth. On arrival at the campsite the first task was to pitch the tents and set up the communal cooking tent.
We then had our packed lunches before getting out our instruments for an al fresco rehearsal of our programme items for the weekend. The children and several of the adults then enjoyed some free time to play games and use up some of their excess energy running around the campsite.
The evening was spent in Sidmouth taking in the atmosphere of the Sidmouth Folk Festival, listening to the various busking musicians on the seafront and watching the fireworks out in the bay.
Saturday 6th August
On the Saturday the Training Band members awoke to the usual delicious breakfast cooked especially for them by the official Band Camp chefs, Steve Edgar and Christine Poole.
Having stocked up on energy the Training Band then made its way to the Tramway Station at Colyton where we entertained the passengers on the trams with a short concert on the platform. The band members then travelled along the Tramway on open top tram to the station at Seaton where the sun shone whilst we gave another short concert.
It was then time for the traditional band camp meal of fish and chips at the seaside before a stroll around the sites of Seaton and a wander along the seafront. Unfortunately the weather turned inclement and our waterproofs had to come out for the return journey by tram to Colyton to catch the coach back to the campsite.
The band camp chefs then rustled up a good selection of hearty meals to help us energise our brains for the traditional Band Camp team quiz with those rounds set to test the average brass-banders knowledge of the red hymn book and other useful general knowledge.
Sunday 7th August|
The Band were up early on Sunday morning for yet another delicious breakfast before making their way to Ottery St. Mary Church to play in their Sunday morning service. The Band played a few of its pieces whist the congregation was arriving for the service and then joined with the organ for the hymns in the service. Several of the congregation gave positive feedback as to the Band's performance and made us feel a welcome addition to their service.
We then returned to the campsite to put down our tents and pack the coach ready for the return journey to Gloucestershire.
Before setting off home the Training Band members stopped off at the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary to see the numerous donkeys that are being cared for there and to enjoy an ice cream!
|Friday 5th to
|Training Band Tour to Sidmouth|
|Sunday 21st||Ross on Wye Bandstand [2:30-4:30pm]|
|Sunday 28th||Malvern Bandstand [2:30-4:30pm]|
For Previous Month's news:
For January's news - Christmas in January (delayed Training Band Concert), Skegness Fun at Butlins
For February's news - Winter Ales Festival
For March's news - Training Band Concert, Light Music Making in Torquay and the AGM
For April's news - Palm Sunday and Progressive Youth
For May's news - New Arrival, Highnam Court Spring Fair & Tewkesbury Abbey Fete
For June's news - St Catherine's Church Fete, Proms Goes to the West, A Celebration of Brass, Training Band Cabaret, Massed Bands in Evesham
For July's news - Holy Trinity Church Fete, Pershore Festival of Brass, Cotswold Beer Festival, Band Social Day
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