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Details Nov 24th St Michael’s and Dec 6th Barnes Xmas Evening

Concert at St Michael and All Angels on November 24th:
  • 1.30pm get-in, set up (there will be access to the community centre next door to get the nice chairs and set up tea stuff)
  • 1.45pm rehearsal
  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm concert followed by tea
  • 5.30pm – must be out of the church to accommodate evening service
Performance at Barnes Christmas Festival on Dec 6th:

Rehearsal at Queen’s School, Kew – Tues 12th Nov

The Band will be rehearsing at Queen’s CofE Primary School, in Kew this week, usual timings.  [Our regular venue, Richard Reynolds School in Twickenham, became unavailable at short notice.]  We can use the school’s music stands, but you may wish to bring your own drinks.  Queen’s address is:  Cumberland Road, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3HJ.   The school is at the far end of Cumberland Road if you’re coming from Kew Gardens Station, but it’s just a few minutes’ walk.  Please note, if driving, that Cumberland Road is a one-way street, with access from the A205/South Circular Road.  More location-transport-parking details here.

Remembrance Sunday at St Mary’s, 10th November

Kneller Hall Rehearsal, Nov 24th Concert and Next Repertoire

St Michael’s Concert Details – Sun 6th Oct

We have access to the church at 2pm – please arrive then for a prompt set-up for the band, and for the tea/cakes in the adjacent community centre.   We’ll rehearse from  2.15pm.  The concert is 3.30 – 4.30pm  and we need to vacate the church by 5pm* to allow for their next service.  From 4.30pm we’ll have tea/cake in the community centre, and we need to clear that by 6pm.  *Instruments can be left in the church until 5.30pm but the church has said we shouldn’t leave valuables unattended.
Usual dress code of smart all-black, and please bring stands/any lights you need.  Location:  St Michael and All Angels Church, 39 Elm Bank Gardens, London SW13 0NX .  The programme is:
Entry of the Gladiators, Nabucco, Arabesque, Lion King, Sleepers Awake, Harlem Nocturne, South Pacific, YMCA.
Gemma and the clarinets are concert-managing, all help much appreciated so please sign up for tasks and cake offerings at Tuesday’s rehearsal!
Please note that we’ll be taking photos/video of the concert, which may be used on the website/future publicity.  If you have any objections to being included, just let us know.
Ps – The Trumpeters’ House Garden Party supporting the Museum of Richmond is confirmed for 21st June 2020 – see the concerts page.

Autumn Delights!

Thank you and Regent’s Park!

Barnes Fair 2019
Huge thanks to everyone who took part at Barnes Fair – the audience response was very appreciative!   Next – we look forward to seeing everyone who’s playing at Regent’s Park at our rehearsal on Tuesday 20th August.   We’ll post arrangements for the gig asap – meanwhile Daryle has tweaked the running order a bit, here it is:
Regent’s Park – Sunday 25th August 3.30pm – 2 sets

Autumn/Christmas Possible Concert Dates

Our confirmed events for the rest of 2019 are now on the updated Concerts page – the following are still possibilities so make a note in your diaries and we’ll confirm asap!
Weds 4th Dec – poss small group event Central London tbc
Sat 7th Dec –  poss evening concert in Wimbledon tbc

Barnes Fair and Regent’s Park Programmes

What we’re playing when!
Barnes Fair – Saturday 13th July 4.30pm 

FiSH Open Gardens Day

Saxophone Ensemble at FiSH's Open Gardens Day
Saxophone Ensemble at FiSH’s Open Gardens Day
The Band’s Flute and Saxophone Ensembles supported the Open Gardens day in Sheen on Sunday 9th June.  The weather was a bit dodgy but the gardens looked absolutely beautiful!  It was a fundraiser for the FiSH charity which supports older and vulnerable people in the local community.   The musicians were rewarded with Pimm’s and chocs, very much appreciated!

A Symphonic Wind Band Playing In South West London