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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 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.

Mr.Sid Howells

( 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.

Next 3 Gigs

12 July 2015
Broadstairs Bandstand

19 July 2015
Folkestone Bandstand

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