A very big congratulations to EEb Bass player Stanley Partner on his award of the M.B.E. in the Queens Birthday Honours list. All the best Stanley and this doubles up with his B.E.M.
…this time Snowdown Colliery Band competed in the London and Southern Counties Regional contest in Stevenage. Test Piece: English Folk Song Suite Full results have been published by the London and Southern Counties Region competition organisers. We played well, but only managed a galant 13th (out of the 20 bands in the fourth section)
The Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band competed in the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Associations Autumn Contest this past weekend at the Leas Cliffe Hall, Folkestone. Drawn first and played: National Anthem (Brown, Lieut. Colonel Basil H.) Labour and Love (Percy Fletcher, ) The band were judged and attained first place and won three of the remaining five trophies on offer… 1st for the Test piece Best Conductor (Keith Twyman) Best Instrumentalist (Mike Sole – Principal Euphonium) Best back row Cornets …And to put the icing on the cake, Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band were awarded the trophy for the ‘SCABA Band of the Year 2011’.Full contest results can be found on the SCABA website
The Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band competed in the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Associations Spring Contest this past weekend down in Brighton. Drawn first and played: National Anthem (Brown, Lieut. Colonel Basil H.) March: Imperial Echoes (Arnold Safroni) Prelude, Song and Dance (John Golland) The band were placed first for five of the six trophies on offer… 1st for the March 1st for the Test piece Best Conductor (Keith Twyman) Best Soloist (Keith Pritchard – Principal Cornet) Best Cornet Section Full contest results can be found on the SCABA website
The band competed at the London and Southern Counties Regional Qualifiers this weekend and came a disappointing 11th (of 16).
Keith Twyman was voted in as new Musical Director this month. Congratulations Keith. The Band wish to say a HUGE thank you to Chris who stepped into the position as temporary musical director during the interim period and for taking the Band through the recent Contest.
The band competed in the local SCABA (Southern Counties Amateur Band Association) Spring Contest at Hove Town Hall again this year. The band played: March : Westwood Ho! Test Piece : Saint-Saen Variations Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band 3rd overall (2nd for March and 3rd for Test Piece). Full results can be found http://www.scaba.co.uk/?p=1588