The Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band have the following vacancies: BBb Bass Euphonium 2nd Cornet 3rd Cornet Front Row Cornet Percussionist All players, of any instrument, will be made very welcome. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 19:15 – 21:15 at Aylesham Baptist Church hall. Please contact the band secretary via Facebook messenger or the band website.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!….AND HERE’S TO A SUCCESSFUL AND ENJOYABLE 2019
Better late than never but a very happy New Year to everyone as the band has now settled into rehearsals once more after the very busy Christmas period. With a mixture of carolling and organised concerts, the band had one of their busiest Christmas periods for a long time and finally finished with carolling at Tesco’s, Whitfield on Christmas Eve. The band is now preparing for the Area Qualifying Contest to be held at Stevenage on Sunday, 17th March 2019 – who know’s what will happen…haha!! Engagements for later in the year are gradually coming in and will be updated on the website and Facebook as they are confirmed. We look forward to your support and seeing you throughout the year!
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.
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…..
Mr Sid Howells
It is with great sadness that I have been informed of the passing of Sid. Sid was Conductor, Teacher and a brilliant Euphonium player with the band for many, many years. Our condolences to his family and friends. A great friend.
Band Seminar Day
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 2014Between 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
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.
New Musical Director
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.