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

Guest Book

On 12 Oct 2009 KAREN GRIFFITHS wrote...

Well done you guys, excellent result for yesterday.

On 18 Jun 2009 Rick Guild wrote...

A big thanks to all the band on letting me join the ranks and making me so welcome. Also thanks to Keith on having faith in me. Kind Regards.

On 19 Sep 2008 trevor wrote...


On 20 Jul 2008 kim Dennis wrote...

just got home from watching the band play at the park in dover where i now live, it was great to see the band again, the last time i think i was a teenager in Aylesham. good luck

On 16 Oct 2007 Ian Lanceley wrote...

Congratulations on Saturday`s result - hope there are more to come!

On 10 Oct 2007 Kevin Spencer wrote...

Good Luck to everyone at Folkestone this coming weekend

On 17 Jul 2007 Nigel Horne wrote...

Please add us to your distribution list for press releases.

On 13 Nov 2006 Martin wrote...

Hi Folks.

Yep! I`m really enjoying playing trombone and and it`s coming together now. Reading is getting easier and I`ve a practice routine too.

Just thinking.... here are 8 lazy reasons for wanting to play trombone in a brass band.

  1. Troms are easy to blow because of the shortage of tubing.
  2. You can keep the trom out of it`s case, saving the nuisance of having to get it out and put it away again.
  3. Troms are easy to clean. No messy fiddling with valves and springs and cleaning round valve cases.
  4. There`s not too many semi quaver runs written.
  5. You always get a few bars rest in a hymn tune.
  6. Trombones always have an instrument stand as standard issue.
  7. You can always get out of helping wind bands and orchestra`s coz you can`t read bass clef.
  8. Trombone players are seated nearest the bar.

On 01 Nov 2006 Bill wrote...

Hallo! site the best! :)

On 17 Aug 2006 Martin wrote...

Hi folks, Just a quick line to let you know I really enjoyed playing again at you rehersal after my 6 yr break. Thanks for making me feel welcome. I`ve now got to think about whether I will continue on this quest! Take care, see you soon and bless you all.

On 29 Jun 2006 Tony Watson wrote...

Hi Band (and Fred & Audrey), I thoroughly enjoyed helping out at the private party gig in Dover earlier this month, as a mere concert band trumpeter I always relish the chance to play brass. I enjoyed meeting a few faces from the past even though Fred and Audrey weren`t there. I do love your brass band camaraderie and wish I had the time to fulfill your vacant tutti solo cornet spot but unfortunately my other commitments prevent me giving the quality time the position demands. However, I would be only too pleased to help out again in the future if ever you`re desperate. Best wishes to you all, Tony

On 03 Apr 2006 David Barker wrote...

Hi richie just wanted to say site is looking great, still see a cornet player missing though?? See you on Wednesday David

On 20 Mar 2006 Kevin Spencer wrote...

Sorry to hear that Gordon is unwell wish him a speedy recovery and I hope he gets back to banding soon

On 20 Feb 2006 Bill Sandell wrote...

Richie, my wife and i are both coming down to Folkestone 1st July for 1 week on holiday. We are both players in a brass band and sad as it may be are looking to listen to a brass band at a concert or possibly a rehearsal. I would be obliged for any information.

On 28 Nov 2005 hugh clark wrote...

one of the best band web sites i have visited and know a few of the members used to play in broadstairs band and rna band when healthy now disabled wheelchair bound nice to see the members photos

On 20 May 2005 Kevin wrote...

Great site Ritchie just trying out the Guest Book!

On 20 Jan 2004 Nigel Horne wrote...

Richie, Thank you for your email, I am trying it now! -Nigel

On 20 May 2003 Ritchie (Webmaster) wrote...

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Next 3 Gigs

18 August 2019
Hyde Park Bandstand, London

14 December 2019
St. Martins HC, Dover

22 December 2019
King Ethelbert Inn (Carols - small band)


Band Humour

Q. Why did the chicken cross the road?
A. To get away from the trumpet players.