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 had a good day on Sunday when playing off draw number 8 they were placed 6th out of 18 bands that participated , with one withdrawal.This now moves the band up the grading table. The whole band should be congratulated on it’s performance and special mention goes to our M.D. Keith Twyman for his patience and hard work. We now look forward to a busy summer programme and future contests.
The Band returned to prize-winning ways today after securing a 2nd and two 3rd placings in the SCABA Contest at The Hawth. The placings were in the Hymn Tune, March and Test Piece. The band would like to say a BIG thank you to Keith Twyman for stepping in as MD, and for his hard work, and patience with the band over a short period of time.
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.
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.
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.
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.