facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label

*
banner

Bardic recognition for Hawken

St Dennis Band MD, Darren Hawken will become a Bard of the Gorsedh Kernow next month in recognition of his services to Cornish music.

Darren Hawken
  Darren Hawken is honoured to become a new Bard

There will be ancient celebrations to enjoy in the village of St Dennis next month as the band's MD, Darren Hawken becomes a Bard of the Gorsedh Kernow in recognition of his services to Cornish Music.

Darren will become one of 16 new people welcomed into the 500 strong Bardic College in an initiation ceremony that will take place on Saturday 1st September in Newquay.

Success

During his tenure as MD with the Cornish band, Darren has led them to the First Section National Championship title as well as victories at the West of England Regional Championship and Bugle Contest. The band also came runner-up at the Senior Trophy earlier this year.

I'm deeply honoured and proud to be announced as a new Bard. I thank colleagues and fellow musicians that I've worked with along the way, and I'm very much looking forward to the initiation next monthDarren Hawken

Honoured

Talking about the announcement Darren said: "I'm deeply honoured and proud to be announced as a new Bard. I thank colleagues and fellow musicians that I've worked with along the way, and I'm very much looking forward to the initiation next month."



Boobs and Brass

Quarter of a million target reached by Boobs & Brass

October 19 • The remarkable Boobs & Brass have surpassed their target of raising £250,000 with hopes of even more before they reach their last chord...


All Brass Radio

All Brass Radio launches Autumn fund raiser

October 19 • Dr Jim Fox brings brass band music to the world from the heart of the USA — so why not help him keep on the airwaves...


Dan Moore

Moore highlights benefits of access to music education

October 19 • The talented young Leyland Band euphonium player Daniel Moore is one of 20 musicians being used by the charity Awards for Young Musicians to highlight the benefits of having access to music education.


Band Supplies

Top trom deal from Band Supplies

October 18 • There is a great deal on Conn 88H and Conn 88HO Bb/F tenor trombones at Band Supplies at the moment.


Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park - Christmas Open Evening

Thursday 18 October • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent DE13 9RN DE13 9RN


Besses o' th' Barn Band - Celebration Concert

Friday 19 October • Shaw Playhouse 2. 2 Newtown Street, Oldham Ol2 8NX


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ


Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, Hants SO53 2GJ


South London Fellowship Band -

Saturday 20 October • The Salvation Army. Conway Street. Hove BN3 3LA


Carlton Brass

October 19 • Carlton Brass (1st Section, Nottingham) are looking for a companion for our famous Captain Carlin. The Captain is missing his second in command, and so we require a trombonist to fill the second trom seat.


City of Bristol Brass Band

October 19 • City of Bristol Brass Band invite applications from competent kit player. Currently rehearsing for Wychavon and GBBA plus Christmas concerts, we are looking forward to a busy second year in the 1st Section.


Markham Main Colliery Band

October 18 • Markham Main Colliery Band I n Doncaster are looking for a baritone player. Rehearsals Tuesday and Friday nights in our own band room. Instrument provided if required.


Sarah Groarke-Booth

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