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!
Congratulations to Joanne and Jon Gunne on the birth of thier daughter Katie. Born on or around the 5/6th December.
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.
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.
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)