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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

VACANCY, Musical Director.

( 05 Aug 2015 - Mike )
The band has a vacancy for the post of MUSICAL DIRECTOR....... The vacancy is from after the contest at Crawley on 13th September 2015.... Would all interested persons please contact the Band Secretary at with a short C.V. All applications will be in the strictest confidence.

Band A.G.M.

( 22 Dec 2014 - Mike )
The band A.G.M. will be held on Wednesday 14th January 2015 at 7.30 in the usual practice hall. If anyone has anything for the meeting please contact a member of committee. The first rehearsal of 2015 will be on Wednesday 7th of January, usual time and place. Happy Christmas to everyone.....


( 05 Sep 2014 - Mike )
The Postcode for Sandwich Guildhall is : CT13 9AY.


( 20 Aug 2014 - Mike )
The Postcode for job on 25th August is CT15 4AN. This is the school next door.

Band Seminar Day.

( 06 Feb 2014 - Mike )
Snowdown Colliery Band invites you to a Seminar Day with Dr. Jon Hall, on the subject of..... 'Nerves - A Professional Approach to Banding' Saturday 15th February 2014 between 10am and 4pm. Admission is FREE , refreshments included. Venue : St. Peter's Church, Aylesham . CT3 3BL. You are welcome the whole day or part of the day. WELCOME.

Farewell to a friend

( 06 Sep 2013 - Mike )
Members of the band said farewell to Mr.Sid Howells today, by way of playing the hymns at his funeral, at the request of his family. A sad day, but one full of great memories.Thanks to those who played.

Next 3 Gigs

01 September 2015
Miners Festival, Betteshanger (CT15 4AN)

13 September 2015
Regionals Contest, Gordon Craig Centre, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

News Bites

20 Aug 2014 - Monday's job postcode is CT15 4AN.

30 May 2012 - Thanks to all those that could make it this morning (Wednesday) , for the French Students who visited the village for their studies into Mining and it's communities. We had a good question and answer time after some playing and they seemed happy with all they heard.

28 May 2012 - New photo added to Band Photo Album of Mick Sole in 1962.

29 Apr 2012 - First outing in the SCABA 2nd section and we got a 5th place (out of 8). Well done band!

18 Apr 2012 - Latest Band photo (with 2011 trophies) used as new website header. Also new photos added to the band photo album.

04 Feb 2012 - Congratulations to everyone on gaining promotion to the 2nd section SCABA, after a very succesful year in 2011, winning twice and becoming SCABA "Band of the Year".

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Band Humour

Q. How many trumpet players does it take to change a lightbulb?
A. Five. One to handle the bulb and four to tell him how much better they could have done it.