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.
You will find the latest band news, bands contact info and where to find us. Other features / pages allow you to discover which musician sits where in the band and most musicians also share a short musical biography. You see where we have played in the past, where we will be playing in the future, view the programme of music. Our online index of the band music library is fully searchable. AND we have published photos of the band in formal and informal settings, present and bands past going back almost to the birth of the band back in 1926.
With the band in it’s final approach and rehearsals for the Area Contest on the 17th March, I think it goes without saying that everyone is looking forward to a change in the bandroom and looking forward to rehearsing and planning for the forthcoming season of concerts. The band’s first outing following the contest will be at All Saints Church in Graveney, near Faversham which is a new venue for us. The concert is on Saturday 27th April and it’d be great to see everyone. The band’s first outing following the contest will be at All Saints Church in Graveney, near Faversham which is a new venue for us. The concert is on Saturday 27th April and it’d be great to see everyone. All the main bandstands have been booked for us to play at over the summer period, these being Deal, Folkestone and Broadstairs. Our now, annual visit to The King Ethelbert Inn at Reculver, Herne Bay for the Best of British night will again take place on the 6th July. All of the band’s appearances can be found on the Engagements page on this website. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our concerts… Read more“SUMMER SEASON APPROACHES”
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…..
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.