Today the middle sections of the band have had a re-shuffle. The following moves have now occurred: Ritchie (Principal Euph) moves to 2nd Euphonium as commitments outside the band increase. Rachel (2nd Euph) moves to 1st Euphonium. Mike (1st Trom) moves to Principal Euphonium. Dee (2nd Euph) moves to 1st Baritone Richard (1st Bari) moved to 2nd Euphonium Terry (1st Bari) moves to 2nd Baritone This means that the band now are looking for players to fill the following vacancies: Tutti Solo Cornet Trombone (Position now filled)
Tonight the members of Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band voted for who they wanted to be the next Musical Director. The two candidates were Keith Twyman and Helen Tesh. The committee are pleased to announce the result of the voting. The new Musical Director of the Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band is Keith Twyman. Congratulations to Keith on his successful appointment. Our thanks go to Helen for putting herself forward for the position and commiserations for not getting the position.
It was a sad day for the Dover adult services team last week as one of its longest serving members retired after 31 years. Shirley Carr, 60, from Capel-Le-Ferne stepped down from her post as care manager to spend more time with her husband Micheal. In her time with the team Mrs Carr was responsible for assessing clients” needs, including planning and providing day and respite-care and the meals-on-wheels service.Mrs Carr was presented with flowers, an engraved carriage clock and £100 to give to a charity of her choice. She said: ‘I have really enjoyed my work and will miss all my clients and colleagues.’Team leader Jenny Olpin said: ‘Shirley has been a joy to work with. Her clients and colleagues will miss her smiling face and sparkling eyes.’Mrs Carr began her career with KCC doing clerical work, and later trained as a welfare assistant.In her retirement Mrs Carr said she aims to spend more time on her hobbies, including singing with the Dover Choral Society and playing in the Snowdown Brass Band. She also hopes to spend more time time walking with the Capel ramblers.
The band would like to say a big THANK YOU to Helen Tesh for taking and conducting the band for the Folkestone SCABA Contest.
The band recorded their first CD this weekend which will be on sale very soon. The Band would like to send a LARGE thank you to the following people for lending their talents to the band and aiding in the recording: Paul – Eb Bass Sue – 2nd Trombone and Percussion David – Solo Trombone Alan – Bb Bass The Band would also like to thank our very own Suzie for arranging for the DCF’s Hall (Deal Christian Fellowship) as the venue for the recording. Finally a big thanks to Andy Horne of Deal Swerve Digital for recording the CD.
Kevin Spencer has been awarded a Diploma in Conducting after a lot of hard work. He can now append the letters LLCM after his name. The band congratulates Kevin on his acheivement.
A dedicated website for the Snowdown Colliery Welfare Brass Band has now been developed by Ritchie Fraser. The Band formally had a collection of pages as part of Ritchie’s personal website at www.rpfraser.uklinux.net (No longer available). These pages have been split and developed solely for the Band into a site dedicated to the Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band.