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!

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.

A Symphonic Wind Band Playing In South West London