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!

Barnes children’s literature festival 11 May

It was a chilly morning on Barnes Green but players from the Band brightened the Children’s Literature Festival with a selection of family-friendly music. The Band’s flute section made their debut performance as an ensemble and crowds gathered to hear favourites including Mary Poppins, The Mexican Hat Dance, and There Once Was an Ugly Duckling complete with realistic quacks! Thanks to everyone for their support.

the band at the barnes community association societies day

Daryl and Andrea joined other local societies on Saturday at the OSO Arts Centre to help promote the range and diversity of community organisations in Barnes.
Daryle encouraging a potential new member to join the Band
It was a very worthwhile morning meeting new people and coming up with ideas for future collaborations with other arts and musical societies in the area.
We didn’t manage to recruit a French Horn or Euphonium player though. They must be out there somewhere!

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.

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