Sadly with Covid restrictions in place this year the band have not played together as a large ensemble since their performance on the contest stage on the 14 March 2020. As rules have changed throughout the year small groups of 6 have managed to meet within guidelines and it is hoped that these small numbers may appear occasionally to play carols on the Enhancement in the Town Square. It is requested that well-wishers do not approach the band, simply enjoy the music as they go about their daily business. This is purely to respect the social distancing protocols for both the passer-by and the band members.
We will not be collecting for the band this year as it encourages social distancing protocols to be broken. Instead we would ask you to put any contribution you may have made to another local charity and simply enjoy the music we aim to provide.
The Band recently took part in
The SWBBA Contest, in the 3rd Section,
at The Riviera Centre in Torquay,
where they achieved a well deserved 2nd place performing
Gilbert Vinter's "Simon Called Peter"
Cheltenham National Final 2019
A disappointing 17th place was awarded to The Band at the National Finals held at Cheltenham Racecourse in September. The Test Piece was " Viking Ages" by Thierry Deleruyelle. It was a great experience for the band and the day was enjoyed by all. Next years 2nd Section pieces will prove to be much more of a challenge to us.
SWBBA Regional Finals 09/03/2019 at 'The Riviera Centre Torquay'
The band achieved a well deserved 3rd place from an entrance of seventeen bands and received a banner, a cheque for £100 and an invitation to play in the National Finals at Cheltenham in September. Thanks to everyone for all the hard work and long rehearsals.
Congratulations and good luck in the Finals.