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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

Band Seminar Day.

trebleclef
( 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

trebleclef
( 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.

Mr.Sid Howells

trebleclef
( 24 Aug 2013 - Mike )
It is with great sadness that I have been informed of the passing of Sid, who was Conductor , Teacher and a brilliant Euphonium player with the band for many, many years. My condolences to his family and friends. A great friend.

New Musical Director.

( 07 Feb 2013 - )
Snowdown Colliery Band is extremely pleased to announce that Christer Aberg , M A Conducting, BA (Hons)Band Studies, has agreed to become the new Musical Director. Christer has a wealth of experience as a former Tutor of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm and former Chairman of the NABBC London and Southern Counties. The band are looking forward to an exciting time with our new M.D.and hope he enjoys his time with us.

Vacancies..........

trebleclef
( 13 Sep 2012 - Mike )
I would like to remind anyone reading this message that if they know of any players , especially Basses , Percussion, then please get in touch with someone on the Contacts page with a view to joining in at a rehearsal on a Wednesday evening.....

Congratulations to Stan Partner....

( 16 Jun 2012 - Stanley Partner. M.B.E., B.E.M. )
A very big congratulations to EEb Bass player Stanley Partner on his award of the M.B.E. in the Queens Birthday Honours list. All the best Stanley and this doubles up with his B.E.M.


Next 3 Gigs

02 August 2014
Lounge on the Farm, CANCELLED!!!!!

25 August 2014
Kent miners festival

28 September 2014
SCABA Contest, Crawley
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News Bites

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".

18 Dec 2011 - Most of the Programmes of music played this year by the band, are viewable by searching for the venue (top right of page) or by clicking the venue in the engagements list.

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Band Humour

Q. How do you improve the aerodynamics of a trumpeter's car?
A. Take the Domino's Pizza sign off the roof.