Spring 2020

Urgent note re this evening’s rehearsal, 21st Jan.   We now have access to the hall via the car park and playground.  This requires a code for the pedestrian gate in Station Road, Susie has emailed the details.
And please put March 10th in diaries for our curry night!  It’s the Tuesday after our Barnes Festival concert, and will be instead of our rehearsal.
Here are rehearsal dates, concert and general band information for this term – plus early details for later in the year.  We’ll aim to put any last-minute information about rehearsals here after Susie has emailed – so keep checking!
Spring Term rehearsal dates:  7th Jan – 31st March [which gives us 8 weeks before the 8th March concert].  The Band’s AGM was held on 14th Jan with reports from the Chair, the Music Director and the Treasurer.  All current Committee members were happy to continue in their roles, and were duly nominated, seconded and appointed.  Less formally, more help is always welcome, just let us know if you’d like to offer further support, it’s really enjoyable!
Our principal concert this term is the Barnes Music Festival, on Sunday March 8th at St Mary’s, Barnes.   The theme is  “Musical Journeys”.   Here is the repertoire, with links where examples are on YouTube:   Prismatic Light – Alan Fernie;  Oregon – Jacob de Haan;  Concerto – Artie Shaw – Soloist: Elinor Campbell-Smith;  Out of Africa – John Barry;  On the Street Where You Live – Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe – Vocalist: Jonathan Williams;  Danzon No.2 – Arturo Marquez;  Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder arr. Hideaki Miura;  Thames Journey – Nigel Hess.
Summer Term rehearsal dates:  21st April – 21st July [which takes us neatly up to our confirmed Regent’s Park gig on 26th July].
We already have a busy schedule of events in 2020 – please check our concerts page, get dates in the diary, and please let your section leader know your availability asap.

Update – Fri 6th Dec Barnes Xmas, Sat 7th Dec Wimbledon, Thurs 12 Dec St Michael’s

Friday 6th December – we’re playing outside the Sun Inn [opposite the traffic island and Barnes Pond] so please set up 6.45pm ready to play from 7pm.  We’re doing carols from the little red books, and we hope the good folk of Barnes will be singing along.  Dress code totally informal – just wrap up warm [and Xmassy?!]and bring music stands.  The lighting’s not bad, but bring stand lights if you wish. [And we understand that there’s a glass of fizz on offer at Rose House, just along the road if we get there before 8pm!]
Saturday 7th December – Gemma’s Wimbledon Xmas Tree Festival Event! 

“A Million Dreams” and Term Dates

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

Concert at St Michael and All Angels on November 24th:  please bring a music stand, dress code is smart all-black.
  • 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

A Symphonic Wind Band Playing In South West London