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.
A valiant effort by the band in this contest. Well done. The last position does not adequately reflect the hard work put in though! Better luck next time.
The band competed in the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Associations” Folkestone Contest this weekend. The band improved from last years position, and attained a 10th place.
The conductor of Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band, Micheal Brimson, resigned yesterday after three years in the position. The band thank him for his time and efforts to improve the band, and wish him all the best in his new endeavours. Unfortunately, this means that the band, is again looking for a new conductor. Anyone who is interested should contact the Chairman or the Band Secretary (See the About > Contacts page)
Kevin Spencer returns to his position as Conductor of Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band with renewed vigour and enthusiasm. Kevin, who conducted the band a few years ago, had to step down due to other commitments. We, the band, welcome him back, and hope that he will enjoy conducting us again.
Snowdown band competed in the contest at Hove Town Hall, Brighton and Hove today.Music played: March: Castell Coch Test: Royal Parks The band played well, but managed only last place.Hard Luck again band!
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!
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!