Daryle has asked us to listen to “A Million Dreams” before the next rehearsal – here’s the version we’re playing:
Andrea also shared the rehearsal dates for next year:
Spring Term: 7th Jan – 31st March, [which gives us 8 weeks before the 8th March concert].
Summer Term: 21st April – 21st July [which takes us neatly up to our confirmed Regent’s Park gig on 26th July].
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)
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:
Playing time 7-8pm
Venue: outside the Sun Inn (the pub in the centre of Barnes opposite the pond)
We’ve been promised a glass of something afterwards, more details to follow!
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.
The Band are playing for the Remembrance Service at St Mary’s Church [Church Rd, Barnes, London SW13 9HL] this Sunday, November 10th. Dress code is all-black, very smart please, and bring a music stand. Timings: please arrive for a 0945 rehearsal with the choir/organist. There should be time to grab a coffee from nearby cafes before the service, which starts at 1050am. Shortly before 11am you may wish to observe the wreath-laying/Last Post in the churchyard outside. If so, please use the side-door [ask others if you don’t know], and return quickly by the same route ready to play “Solemn Melody” as the congregation come in from the 2-minute silence, for the rest of the service. We’ll then be accompanying hymns, and playing “Songs That Won The Wars” at the end. The service will last about an hour. Huge thanks to everyone taking part, and to Simon Slack for representing the Band as he performs the Last Post at nearby St Michael’s Church.
A wonderful concert on Sunday 6th October – we had lovely feedback! Thanks to Evin, our Tuesday 15th October rehearsal will be at Kneller Hall, the Royal Military School of Music, at 65 Kneller Rd, Twickenham TW2 7DN. If you plan to drive there, please email Susie with the make, colour and registration of your car by Monday 14th. Photo-ID may be required. If your plans change on the day, Susie has Evin’s contacts. Thanks so much for arranging this, Evin!
Our Sunday 24th November concert will be at 3.30pm, again at St Michael and All Angels. We’ll confirm the on-the-day rehearsal time as soon as possible. Your concert managers this time will be the flutes/oboes, led by Heather and Catriona. Programme is:
Dillon’s Flight; The Thievish Magpie; Godard Waltz – Flute Solo; Shirley Bassey Showcase; My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose – Cornet Solo; Molly on the Shore; Band of Brothers; South Rampart Street Parade; A Klezmer Karnival.
Christmas plans to follow – and meanwhile, Daryle has been planning ahead to our Barnes Festival Concert in March. Here’s a sneak preview of his proposed exciting repertoire!
Dillon’s Flight – Ralph Ford; 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; Thames Journey – Nigel Hess.
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.
What a wonderful gig at Regent’s Park! And here’s Daryle’s programme for the Harvest Festival Concert 3.30pm on 6 October at St Michael’s:
Entry of the Gladiators, Nabucco, Arabesque, Harlem Nocturne, The Lion King, Sleepers Awake, South Pacific.
Daryle’s still working on the programme for afternoon of 24th November [also at St Michael’s] but shaping up as follows:
Dillon’s Flight, The Thievish Magpie, New World Dances, Suite of Three Pieces, Op. 116: Waltz – Soloist: Frances Hall, South Rampart Street Parade (tbc), My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose – Soloist: Simon Slack, Molly on the Shore, Saxophone Ensemble – piece(s) tbc (4 mins), The Beatles – Echoes of an Era.
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
Barwick Green, The Wizard of Oz, Waltz from the Jazz Suite, Blue Rondo a la Turk, It’s Not Unusual, A Klezmer Karnival, Mary Poppins [Break] Seventy-Six Trombones, Benny Goodman in Concert, Minstrel Boy, Irish Washerwoman, Children of Sanchez, Sinatra in Concert, YMCA [Extras: Tahiti Trot, Pavane in Blue]