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Cobham reflections

It has been a busy 12 months for the Cobham Band — starting and ending by finding a new home...

 

The Cobham Band has been reflecting on the past 12 months.

At their final rehearsal they looked back on 2008 — a somewhat historic one for the band. At the beginning of the year the band faced uncertainty with the need to find a new band room after 60 years.

Success

Contest success came at the Spring SCABA Contest fater coming 11th at the Regionals and in May they performed with Gareth Bimson, Principal Trumpet of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Concert

In October the band had a 40 minute programme dedicated to it on Brooklands FM, whilst in November they performed with Ian Porthouse and his IP Brass who helped celebrate the life of Ruth Smith, a former member of The Cobham Band who sadly passed away last year in Woking Hospice.

Finally, after much searching for a new band room at the beginning of the year, the band at last found a home in the heart of Cobham Village in the Church and Church hall of St. Andrew’s!

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Blackdykewilson

John Wilson becomes Honorary President of Black Dyke

May 25 • The critically acclaimed big band and orchestral conductor has accepted the role of Honorary President of the Yorkshire band.


Whit Friday

Saddleworth Whit Friday details announced

May 25 • All 11 contests return on the Saddleworth Whit Friday circuit this year


McElligott

Final chord for Carlton Main and McElligott

May 25 • The successful six year partnership between Carlton Main Frickley and Ian McElligott has come to an end.


Coomber

Whit and wisdom fuel Comber Brass future

May 25 • A great youth band workshop day and a trip to the Whit Friday contests is fuelling the future plans for Coomber Brass


Perth Festival of the Arts - BBC Big Band at Perth Festival of the Arts

Wednesday 25 May • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Brassed Off Live at The Royal Albert Hall

Wednesday 25 May • Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London. SW7 2AP SW7 2AP


Perth Festival of the Arts - Opera Bohemia - Madama Butterfly

Thursday 26 May • Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Perth Festival of the Arts - Cross Trust Artists of the Year

Thursday 26 May • St Matthew's Church, Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LQ


Perth Festival of the Arts - The Voice of Desire

Friday 27 May • St John's Kirk of Perth, St John's Place, Perth PH1 5SZ


Derwent Brass

May 25 • PRINCIPAL EEb TUBA. Derwent Brass (Championship Section, Midlands) are seeking a Principal EEb Tuba - could it be you? We rehearse from our own facilitiy with a fully attended rehearsal just once a week - Thurs 20:00 - 22:00 (increased prior contests).


Garforth Brass

May 24 • Garforth Brass, a traditional brass band organisation, currently including a friendly 3rd section contesting band, concert band, and training band invites interested players to come along and see what we have to offer at your level.


Garforth Brass

May 24 • Garforth Brass, a traditional brass band organisation, currently including friendly 3rd section contesting band, concert band and learners band has vacancies for cornet players (position negotiable) to complete the team for contesting and concerts.


Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor


               

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