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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!

Rehearsal Dates – Easter and Beyond

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.

Summer Playlist!

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 Community Association – Barnes Societies and Volunteers Open Day

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.

A Symphonic Wind Band Playing In South West London