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Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band is a member of the Snowdown Welfare Club, which is a Registered Charity (Charity Number: 302675)

Band News

Subscriptions - A Gentle Reminder!

( 30 May 2018 - Andy Collins )
This is just a little nudge for all members who have not yet paid their subscriptions for the year to please arrange this with our treasurer, Trevor Chapman - thank you!

Broadstairs Bandstand. 27th May 2018

( 21 Mar 2018 - Bandroom )
THIS SUNDAY 27th May - Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band will be performing at Broadstairs Bandstand from 2:30pm to 4.30pm.


( 19 Mar 2018 - Andy Collins )
The band are to hold a concert in memory of Trevor Attwood who was associated and played with the band for many years and sadly passed away last year. The concert, that will also feature the Shepway Brass Academy will take place on Saturday 12th May 2018 at Holy Trinity Church, Folkestone, commencing at 7.00pm. The proceeds of the concert will go towards the Shepway Brass Academy as this was Trevor’s families wish following his funeral. An invitation has been extended to Trevor’s family and it is hoped that they will be able to attend. Of course, it goes without saying that if you knew Trevor or were a friend, then it would be great to see you all at the concert given in memory of a genuinely lovely man!

Hyde Park

( 20 Feb 2018 - Andy Collins )
The band hopes to play their part in reviving further interest in brass band concerts at one of London's most famous bandstands when they perform at the recently refurbished Hyde Park Bandstand later this year. Their invitation came from Sue Price, the Chair of the Friends of Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens, who have been trying to bring back the sound of brass bands on a regular basis to a venue that was once one of the most sought after in the country. Originally built in 1869, it stood in Kensington Gardens before being moved to Hyde Park in 1886, where its octagonal roof was renowned for giving particularly good acoustics for an open air venue. In the heyday of summer brass band tour engagements the likes of Foden's would perform twice a day to large crowds — even during the Second World War, although according to Harry Mortimer, he recalled being more worried about the sound of V1 doodlebug V1 rockets than any misplaced entries! The bandstand also played host to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers in their 1935 film 'Top Hat', although during the last 25 years or so brass band concerts declined due to cuts in the parks entertainment and performance budgets. They are hoping to bring back brass bands on a regular basis and it's a fantastic venue, just a stone's throw from the Royal Albert Hall


( 19 Jan 2017 - Ritchie )
The band held their annual AGM this week: Discovered that they raised the most funds through Carolling this year than in the past three years; Welcomed their new MD; Re-Confirmed the incumbant band committee members in their current positions for another year.

Regional Qualifier's

( 22 Mar 2016 - Bandroom )
The band had a good day on Sunday when playing off draw number 8 they were placed 6th out of 18 bands that participated , with one withdrawel. This now moves the band up the grading table. The whole band should be congratulated on it's performance and special mention goes to our M.D. Keith Twyman for his patience and hard work. We now look forward to a busy summer programme and future contest's.

Next 3 Gigs

12 August 2018
Hyde Park Bandstand, London

27 August 2018
Betteshanger park

20 October 2018
St Bartholomew's Church, Herne Bay


Band Humour

Q. What is the difference between a clarinet and an onion?
A. Nobody cries when you chop an clarinet into little pieces.