Folkestone Contest

Snowdown band competed in the contest at the Leas Cliffe Hall, Folkestone today.Music played: Hymn: Nearer my God… Test: Resurgum The band played to the best of their ability and obtained an equal 6th place with Thundersley Brass for the hymn but unfortunately only managed 14th for the test piece. Hard luck band, better luck next time!

5th at Brighton

The band competed in the 2002 Brighton and Hovecontest this weekend and played: The Cossack (March) and The Moorside Suite. Contest results can be found at the SCABA Website pages. The band managed an impressive 4th for the March and a 5th for the test piece. An improvement on the Folkestone contest results in October 2001. Well done to the band!

Player Shuffle

The conducter has shuffled some of the players of the band to new positions, to bolster sections and boost individual confidence levels. Richard moves from Euphonium to 1st Baritone. Gordon moves from Soprano to Euphonium. Wendy moves from 1st Cornet to Flugal and John moves from Flugal to Solo Horn.

Folkestone Contest

The band played in the contest at Folkestone on the 13th. We were drawn 7th and played at 12:00. The band played well and attained a 8th place in the 3rd Section competition. The other competitors were, in order of play: 1st KM Gillingham Band 2nd Charles Church Camberly 3rd Fulham Brass 4th Sandhurst Silver 5th Cobham 6th Halesmere Town 7th Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band 8th Mid Sussex Brass 9th Shanklin Town 10th Amersham 11th Yiewsley and West Drayton The adjudicator was Mr. S.Sykes. Official contest results should be available on the SCABA web site.

Broadstairs Bandstand

Dispite the wet weather, the band played at Broadstairs between 2:30 and 3:30pm on the 26th. The audience braved the weather and sat under umbrellas for best part of the performance. Special thanks go to Guest Conductor Joe Chester and guest players Nevil, David and Fiona (Cornet), Deborah Hazell (Baritone) and Claire Varley (Euphonium)

Band in Full Swing

BIG band sounds reverberated across the Leas at the weekend during a concert on the bandstand. The Folkestone open-air venue played host to the Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band. And while they entertained the crowds; volunteers from the British Heart Foundation made a collection to celebrate the charities 40th anniversary. The final total was just under £40.