Dates

Just a few dates for your diary as we start the new term:

Rehearsals start on 15th September (see separate post about timings) and will be every Saturday with the exception of 6th October and 27th October when there will be no rehearsal.

Christmas Concert will be held on Saturday 1st December at Christ Church, Old Town.

Various dates for carolling to be confirmed but likely to be over the weekends of 8/9, 15/16 and 22/23 December so please try and come along to as many as possible, whether playing or collecting.

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New Term – Rehearsals

Hope everyone has had a good summer and managed to enjoy some of the beautiful sunshine!

Just a quick note about rehearsals, which start again on Saturday 15th September.

Timings will be: (note the slight change in times from last year):

9.00 – 9.45 – Percussion
9.30 – 10.30 – Rising Stars
10.30 – 12.30 – Youth Band

As ever, timings and arrangements are subject to change but we will keep you informed.

A more detailed newsletter will be issued soon after the start of term.

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Summer Concert 2018

Our Summer Concert will take place on Saturday 14th July from 4.00pm at Christ Church in Old Town, SN1 3HG.

The concert involves all bands and we also have 2 guest soloists (Helen and Glyn Williams from Cory Band) joining us for what promises to be a great afternoon of musical entertainment. We will be serving cream teas and cakes in the interval (for a small donation of course!) so please gather friends and family and come and join us.

Tickets will be £8.00 per person or £20.00 for a family (2 adults + children) and will be available on the door.

As usual we will be holding a raffle on the day and would appreciate any donations for raffle prizes handed in on any Saturday morning rehearsal.

There will be rehearsal on the morning of the 14th and timings for this will be announced nearer the time.

We look forward to seeing you at the concert!

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Upcoming Events

No rehearsal this Saturday – 5th May!

Upcoming Events:
20th May – Youth Band – Redhouse Club, Purton – 3.00 – 5.00pm
2nd June – Rising Stars and Youth Band – Lechlade Vintage Rally (no rehearsal that morning)
10th June – Youth Band – John Coles Park, Chippenham – 2.30pm (bring a picnic if nice)
16th June – Rising Stars – Broad Town School Fete –
23rd June – GWYB & Brunel Band Quiz Night 7pm – Cricklade Hall – please get a team together!
30th June – Social event (location to be confirmed)
14th July – All bands – Summer Concert @ Christchurch – 3pm
21st July – Final rehearsal – Open rehearsal and nibbles!

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National Youth Brass Band Championships

A massive well done to all the players of the North Wilts Youth Band who took part in the National Youth Brass Band Championships in Warwick on Sunday 22nd April. This band was formed back in January with players from Great Western Youth Band, Aldbourne Band and other local Swindon bands coming together to join forces to enable them to participate in the Intermediate Section of the Championships. We are all very proud of how well the band played at their first major competition. The players had a great day out and have enjoyed tackling new challenging music and forming new friendships along the way.

We look forward to working together again in the near future.

Report from 4BarsRest – http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=33167

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Happy Easter!

Just a reminder that there are no rehearsals this Saturday (31st March) due to the Easter bank holiday weekend.

We will be back on Saturday 7th April with an extended Youth Band rehearsal until 1.30pm. Percussion and Rising Stars rehearsals as normal.

Enjoy the Easter weekend and don’t forget to keep practising!

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