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

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!

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!

A Symphonic Wind Band Playing In South West London