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
What we’re playing when!
Barnes Fair – Saturday 13th July 4.30pm
Barwick Green (Theme from the Archers); Mary Poppins; Children of Sanchez; Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two); It’s Not Unusual; Seventy Six Trombones; A Klezmer Karnival; Pavane in Blue; Sinatra in Concert; YMCA
Regent’s Park – Sunday 25th August 3.30pm – 2 sets
Entry of the Gladiators; Nabucco; Waltz from Jazz Suite No2; Blue Rondo a la Turk; Sinatra in Concert; It’s Not Unusual; Barwick Green; Mary Poppins; A Klezmer Karnival [Break] Seventy Six Trombones; The Wizard of Oz; Rhapsody on The Minstrel Boy/The Irish Washerwoman; Children of Sanchez; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Tahiti Trot; Pavane in Blue; YMCA [Extra: Benny Goodman Memories]
NB: The fabulous revived/new pieces [Dillon’s Flight, Molly on the Shore, Ellerby New World Dances, Arabesque] are for our Autumn programme, dates TBC as soon as we can!]
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!
Remember it’s just the mini-band and flutes for the Barnes Children’s Literary Festival tonight! [And please remember it’s time to pay those subs for this term ….]
A reminder to band members that there’s no rehearsal tonight, 23rd April. See you next week!
The Barnes Concert Band are performing in smaller groups at the opening of the 2019 Barnes Children’s Literacy Festival. We’ll be on the green by the duckpond from around 10 am on Saturday 11th May, playing jolly family-friendly music for a couple of hours. Come and say hello!
Note from our Band Secretary: a reminder that there are no rehearsals on April 16th or 23rd – we meet again on April 30th, when we’ll have the EGM [see Susie’s email for details]. And the rehearsal on May 7th is only for those taking part in the Barnes Children’s Literary Festival on Saturday May 11th.
Daryle’s plans for our summer gigs – may be tweaked but a delicious menu to choose from ….
March: Entry of the Gladiators; Overture: Nabucco; Waltz: Jazz Suite No2; Musical: South Pacific; Nostalgia: Barwick Green (The Archers); Jazz: Blue Rondo al la Turk; Latin: Children of Sanchez; Pop: It’s Not Unusual; Folk: A Klezmer Festival; Selection: Sinatra in Concert; Feature: Seventy-Six Trombones; Movie: Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid; Classical: Tahiti Trot; Solo: Harlem Nocturne* tbc; Musical: The Wizard of Oz; Contrasting: Rhapsody on a Minstrel Boy; The Irish Washerwoman; Pop: YMCA
Barnes Concert Band will be at this year’s event, which takes place on Saturday 27th April at the Old Sorting Office, Station Road on Barnes Green from 10.00 am till 2.00pm. It’s about not-for-profit organisations showcasing what they do to residents of Barnes and Mortlake and anyone who’s visiting! The Open Day is an opportunity to attract new supporters, volunteers and members. It’s also a great way to network with other societies and clubs in the area.
Fiona has created a leaflet, and Daryle and Andrea are welcoming all visitors to find out more about the Barnes Concert Band, whether they’re prospective players or audience members.