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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

Sad news

( 13 Nov 2017 - Mike )
I am sorry to have to tell everyone that a great friend of myself and the band , Trevor Attwood , sadly passed away this morning. Our condolences go out to Alison and Catherine at this sad time. friend.


( 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.

New Musical Director.

( 28 Sep 2015 - Mike )
The band would like to welcome Mr. Keith Twyman as it's new Musical Director. After taking the band at short notice throughout the summer engagements and including the SCABA Contest in September, Keith has accepted the role full time. It brings together one of the most successful partnerships in the bands recent history. We wish Keith well in his new role and hope for more success, after achieving our first silverware for sometime earlier this month , under his direction. The band would also like to thank all other people who showed an interest in the vacancy.

3rd at Crawley

( 13 Sep 2015 - Bandroom )
The Band returned to prize-winning ways today after securing a 2nd and two 3rd placings in the SCABA Contest at The Hawth. the placing's were in the Hymn Tune , March and Test Piece . The band would like to say a BIG thank you to Keith Twyman for stepping in as MD ,and for his hard work, and patience with the band over a short period of time.

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.....

Next 3 Gigs

03 March 2018
Folkestone Holy Trinity Church

13 May 2018
Deal Bandstand

17 June 2018
Betteshanger club/park

News Bites

19 Jan 2017 - Website got a bit of a tidy up and update. More to come with a "New" and "Improved" site coming soon

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.

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Band Humour

Q. What is the difference between a french horn section and a '57 Chevy?
A. You can tune a '57 Chevy.