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.
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 ….]
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.
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!
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.