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Charity

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

Introduction

This Kent based brass band has its roots in the days when East Kent possessed three major working collieries with their almost obligatory brass bands. The collieries no longer exist but the bands, Snowdown and Betteshanger, continue as they always did.

Band in Australia

Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band was formed in 1926 and consisted entirely of miners from the colliery. We currently have approxinately 30 members, of which three players are ex-miners. Although we do have members whose fathers were miners and played in the band.

The Snowdown Colliery Welfare Brass Band is entirely self supporting and perform at local fetes, fairs, bandstands, concerts and is an active contesting band.

It is only with the help of a hard-working committee and dedicated players, who give their services for the love of music and the thrill of performing in public, that the band continues.

If you would like, or are thinking of coming to band, please contact someone (Contacts Page) to check rehearsal times.

New Players always welcome. We practice every Wednesday night at 7.30 on Wednesday evenings. You can find us by looking at our Find Us page.

Next 3 Gigs

12 November 2017
Deal Hospital rembrance

15 December 2017
St finbars Aylesham

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. How many trumpet players does it take to change a lightbulb?
A. Five. One to change the bulb and four to contemplate how Louie Armstrong would have done it.