Sunday March 6th: 3pm
Our concert for the Barnes Music Festival, at St Mary’s Church. The event included a poignant folk melody in tribute to the people of Ukraine. Programme: The Olympic Spirit (John Williams arr. James Curnow), Duckling Floats on the Tisnya (Ukrainian Lament arr P Garvey), Portrait of a City (Philip Sparke), Divertimento for Flute (Alfred Reed, Soloist: Frances Hall), A String of Pearls (Jerry Gray & Edgar de Lange arr. Toshio Mashima), BCB March (Alistair Wheeler), The Watermill (Ronald Binge arr. Justin Matthews, Soloist: Stephanie Nunn), Tico Tico (Zequinha Abreu arr. Naohiro Iwai), Just As You Are (Rob Wiffin), West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein arr. WJ Duthoit)
(Thursday December 16th 2021: cancelled St Michael’s)
We were so disappointed to have to cancel at St Michael And All Angels in Barnes. The Omicron variant of Covid made our playing unsafe, but we hope to be invited back in 2022.
Friday 10th December 2021 – 6.30pm
The Barnes Christmas Festival offered a brand-new Christmas Fair at Tideway Yard complete with a visit from Santa – and us! Programme: Seasonal Carols
Sunday November 14th 2021: St Mary’s 10.45am
We took part in Remembrance Sunday. The Last Post was followed by the service in the Church – the Band played introductory and exiting music, and accompanied the Hymns.
Saturday 18th September 2021: Trumpeter’s House 2-5pm
In hot Autumn sunshine we had a fantastic afternoon at Trumpeter’s House in Richmond, at a garden party in support of the Museum of Richmond. Programme: Out of The Blue (Hubert Bath arr. Kingston); Porgy and Bess (Gershwin arr. Barnes); By the Sleepy Lagoon (Eric Coates); Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder arr. Iwai); Out of Africa (John Barry arr. De Meij); Tico Tico (Z. Abreu arr. Iwai); A Klezmer Karnival (Philip Sparke); 76 Trombones (M. Willson arr. Iwai); Lustspiel Overture (Keler Bela); Air from New Baroque Suite (T. Huggens); Mary Poppins (Sherman arr. Ted Ricketts); Isn’t She Lovely? (Stevie Wonder arr. H Miura); Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (D. Raye arr. Kingston); Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen arr Ian Macpherson); Sinatra In Concert (arr. Jerry Nowak)
(Sunday 8th August and 19th September 2021: Canbury Gardens 3-5pm)
Sadly both dates were cancelled after we couldn’t make the rain go away. We’ll try again another day.
Sunday July 11th 2021: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
The Band were very excited to be invited back to the iconic Regent’s Park Bandstand for an afternoon of entertaining music. Programme: Out of The Blue, Porgy and Bess, By The Sleepy Lagoon, Sir Duke, Out of Africa, Tico Tico, A Klezmer Karnival, Seventy Six Trombones, Lustpiel, “Air” from a New Baroque Suite, Mary Poppins, Isn’t She Lovely?, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Hallelujah, Sinatra in Concert and Sweet Caroline
Saturday June 26th: morning
Members of the Band and our flute group had a gorgeous morning in the sunshine, next to Gail’s bakery. We played children’s-themed music as part of the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival.
After the most extraordinary pandemic year of Covid-19, and in between lockdown and Tier 4, the Band carefully played socially-distanced carols at the Barnes Village Christmas evening, and at St. Michael’s Church. Very special.
The following should have been our Summer 2020 performances, but sadly all were cancelled because of coronavirus. We’re leaving them here as a reminder of the strangest times ………
Friday 8th May 2020: (cancelled)
A Bank Holiday Street Party was planned to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, when peace emerged from the horrors of World War 2. By All Saints Church in Sheen.
Sunday 14th June – (cancelled)
A group of players from the Barnes Concert Band – our mini-band – had been invited to the Barnes Children’s Literary Festival, by the pond in the middle of Barnes.
Sunday 21st June 2020: 2-5pm (postponed)
The Band were due at Trumpeters’ House, for a Garden Party supporting the Museum of Richmond – an afternoon of music in the beautiful gardens running down to the River Thames.
Saturday 11th July 2020: (cancelled)
The Band should have been back at Barnes Fair with a selection of summer favourites!
Sunday 12th July 2020: 3.30pm – 5.30pm (cancelled)
Appreciative audience at Regent’s Park 2019
The Band were asked back to Regent’s Park Bandstand in Central London for a third year – another afternoon of entertaining music near the beautiful lake.
Sunday 8th March 2020 at 3pm
What became our last concert before the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Band and a large audience enjoyed an afternoon concert with tea at St Mary’s, Barnes, as part of the Barnes Music Festival.
Programme: Prismatic Life – Alan Fernie, Oregon – Jacob de Haan, Concerto – Artie Shaw, Out of Africa – John Barry, arr Johan de Meij, On The Street Where You Live – Lowe/Lerner arr Frost, Danzon No 2 – Arturo Marquez, trans Oliver Nickel, Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder arr Hideaki Miuri, Thames Journey – Nigel Hess
A lovely evening playing alongside a local children’s Choir in the Church at St Michael and all Saints in Barnes [bit too rainy for round the Xmas tree in the Cloister!].
Programme: Traditional Carols and Seasonal Music
Saturday 7th Dec 2019 – 5.30pm
The Band performed with the Year 5 and 6 Choir from Wimbledon High School at Trinity United Reformed Church. It was part of the Church’s Christmas Tree Festival!
Programme: Flute Ensemble – Deck the Halls, Coventry Carol, Jingle Bells, Rudolph; Congregation Carol; Yr5/6 Choir numbers; Saxophone Ensemble – Carol of the Bells/We Three Kings, Toy Story, Mr Sandman, Christmas Festival; All – Million Dreams; Band – Santa Baby, Winter Wonderland, Congregation Carol.
Christmas shopping, entertainment and mulled wine in Barnes! The Band had a great time with an appreciative audience outside the Sun Inn. Programme: Seasonal Carols.
Sunday 24th November 2019 – 3.30pm
The Band played their Autumn concert at St Michael and All Saints’ Church in Barnes, with tea and refreshments afterwards.
Programme: Selections from Mary Poppins [Sherman/Sherman arr Ricketts], Overture from The Thievish Magpie [Rossini arr. T. Conway Brown], Valse from Suite de Trois Morceaux [Godard arr. N. Johnson], Shirley Bassey Showcase [arr. Don Pryce], My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose [Trad arr. A.Langford], Molly on the Shore [P. Grainger], Band of Brothers [M. Kamen arr. C. Hales], South Rampart Street Parade [J. Dorsey], A Klezmer Karnival [P. Sparke]
Sunday 10th November 2019 – 10:50 a.m.
The Band were honoured to play at the Service of Remembrance, St Mary’s, Barnes. Programme: Solemn Melody, Remembrance Hymns, and Songs That Won The Wars
Sunday 6th October 2019 – 3.30pm
The Band played a Harvest Festival Concert with tea at St Michael & All Angels.
Programme: Entry of the Gladiators [Fucik], Nabucco [Verdi arr. Kingston], Arabesque [Hazo], Harlem Nocturne [Hagen/Rogers], The Lion King [arr. Custer], Sleepers Wake [Bach arr. Chiafforelli], South Pacific Medley [Rodgers/Hammerstein arr. Yokouchi], YMCA [Morali arr. Honzawa]
Sunday 25th Aug 2019 – 3.30pm
Regent’s Park Bandstand – the Band returned to the iconic Central London park as part of a wonderful summer of music. Here’s information about day-to-day Events in the park .
Programme: 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]
Saturday 13th July 2019 – 4.30pm
Barnes Fair – the Band entertained the crowds as they brought the annual Fair to a close.
Programme: Barwick Green (Theme from the Archers); Mary Poppins; Children of Sanchez; Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two); It’s Not Unusual; Seventy Six Trombones; A Klezmer Karnival; Pavane in Blue; Sinatra in Concert; YMCA
Saturday 15th June 2019
The Band played for the third year at Trumpeters’ House in Richmond, supporting the Museum of Richmond‘s Garden Party. Lovely tea and cake!
Programme: Entry of the Gladiators, Nabucco Overture, Shostakovitch Waltz from Jazz Suite, Blue Rondo A L Turk, Barwick Green, South Pacific, Rhapsody on the Minstrel Boy, The Irish Washerwoman, Children of Sanchez, A Klezmer Carnival, 76 Trombones, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Tahiti Trot, The Wizard of Oz, Pavane in Blue, YMCA.
Sunday 10th March 2019
A concert on the theme of “Music and Inventions” as part of the Barnes Music Festival. A wonderful programme followed by our trademark tea and cake.
Programme: The Padstow Lifeboat, Malcolm Arnold; 1st Suite in Eb, Gustav Holst; Benny Goodman Memories, Naohiro Iwai; Time (from “Inception”), Hans Zimmer; Wizard of Oz medley, Arr James Barnes; Pentium, Peter Graham; Stephenson’s Rocket, Nigel Hess; The Irish Washerwoman, Arr Leroy Anderson.
Thursday 13th December 2018
Our final Christmas outing of the season, celebrating with carols in the courtyard at St Michael’s in Barnes, followed by more festive music in the Church – refreshed with mulled wine and mince pies!
Programme: Carols and seasonal music
Friday 7th December 2018
The Band played carols at the Barnes Christmas Festival – at the side of the Sun Inn with audience participation. Great singing everyone!
Carols and seasonal favourites
Wednesday 5th December 2018
Festive shopping in Kingston was given a seasonal lift as the Band played carols outside John Lewis.
Carols and seasonal favourites.
Sunday 18th November 2018
The Band marked the centenaries of the founding of the RAF and the end of World War One. The concert at St Michael and All Angels in Barnes was followed by tea and cakes, and was in aid of the FISH charity which supports older members of the community.
RAF March Past [W.Davies], Divertimento for Flute [A.Reed], Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines [Goodwin arr. Woodfield], Keep the Faith [Duncan Stubbs], In The Miller Mood [arr. Warren Barker], Prelude and Fugue – The Spitfire [W.Walton arr. Paul Noble], Afterlife [Rossano Galante], Where Never Lark Or Eagle Flew [James Curnow], The Battle of Britain [Ron Goodwin arr. Desmond Walker]
Sunday 11th November 2018
The Band felt honoured to take part in the service of Remembrance at St Mary’s, Barnes, to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One.
Traditional hymns and military music
Great River Race – Friday 7th September 7.15
A lovely evening welcoming the boats and crews taking part in this spectacular River Thames event.
Programme: A Little Tango Music, Caravan, Come Follow the Band, Devil’s Gallop, Instant Concert, Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Forget You, Happy, I Wish I knew, [Interval], Eton Boating Song, Lady Gaga Dance Mix, Libertango, Malaguena, Memory, Nautical airs, With a Little Help from My Friends, March Barnard Castle
Sunday 19th August 2018
On a glorious late summer afternoon the Band entertained a large and appreciative audience at the iconic Regent’s Park Bandstand.
RAF March Past [W.Davies], Intermezzo and March from Suite No 1 in Eb [Gustav Holst], High on a Hill [A.Moorhouse], Caravan [Ellington, Mills, Tizol arr. Richard Saucedo], Memory [Webber arr. Cofiel], Devil’s Galop-Dick Barton [Charles Williams arr. Geoff Kingston], Les Miserables [Arr. Warren Barker], Libertango [Piazzolla arr. Paul Murtha], Come Follow the Band [Cy Coleman arr. Dan Price], The King And I [Arr. Stephen Bulla], Barnard Castle [Goff Richards], A Little Tango Music [Adam Gorb], Libertango [Piazzolla arr. Paul Murtha], With A Little Help From My Friends [Arr. Barry Forgie], Malaguena [Lecuona arr. Nestico], I Wish I Knew .. [Arr. Alan Fernie], Hornpipe from Fantasia on British Sea Songs [Wood arr. Duthoit], Selections from Mary Poppins [Sherman & Sherman arr. Ricketts].
Saturday 14th July 2018
The Band enjoyed the annual tradition of closing the Barnes Fair.
RAF March Past [W.Davies], Come Follow the Band [Cy Coleman arr. Dan Price], A Little Tango Music [Adam Gorb], March from Suite No 1 in Eb [Gustav Holst], Libertango [Piazzolla arr. Paul Murtha], Les Miserables [Arr. Warren Barker], Devil’s Galop-Dick Barton [Charles Williams arr. Geoff Kingston], Caravan [Ellington, Mills, Tizol arr. Richard Saucedo], Malaguena [Lecuona arr. Nestico].
Saturday 30th June 2018
A Summer Celebration Concert with the choir of All Saints Church in East Sheen.
I Was Glad [C.Hubert H.Parry], RAF March Past [W.Davies], High on a Hill [A.Moorhouse], The King And I [Arr. Stephen Bulla], Battle Hymn of the Republic [William Steffe], Choreography [Robert Sheldon], A Little Tango Music [Adam Gorb], Suite No 1 in Eb [Gustav Holst], Malaguena [Lecuona arr. Nestico], Jerusalem [C.Hubert H.Parry].
Sunday 3rd June 2018
The 30th Birthday of the Museum of Richmond was celebrated with a Garden Party at Trumpeter’s House, Richmond. Entertainment courtesy of the Band!
Royal Air Force March Past [W.Davies], Choreography [Robert Sheldon], With A Little Help From My Friends [Arr. Barry Forgie], Libertango [Piazzolla arr. Paul Murtha], Les Miserables [Arr. Warren Barker], Barnard Castle [Goff Richards], First Suite in Eb for Military Band [Gustav Holst], The King and I [Arr. Stephen Bulla], Malaguena [Arr. Sammy Nestico], Come Follow the Band [Cy Coleman arr. Dan Price], A Little Tango Music [Adam Gorb], Caravan [Ellington, Mills, Tizol arr. Richard Saucedo], I Wish I Knew .. [Arr. Alan Fernie], Devil’s Galop-Dick Barton [Charles Williams arr. Geoff Kingston]
March 11th 2018
St Mary’s Church, Barnes.
The band took part in the Barnes Music Festival, with a theme of “Peace and Harmonies”.
Leonard Bernstein arr. Naohiro Iwai: West Side Story
Amilcare Ponchielli: Il Convegno
Gustav Holst arr. James Curnow: Jupiter
John Williams arr. Jay Bocock: Dartmoor 1912, War Horse
Edward Gregson arr. Rob Wiffin: Laudate Dominum
December 14th 2017
St. Michael & All Angels Church, Elm Bank Gardens, Barnes.
BCB accompanied the congregation around the courtyard Christmas Tree, then offered seasonal favourites in the warmth of the church!
Prokofieff arr. Walters: Troika
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson: Christmas Festival
Eric Osterling Arr. : Instant Christmas Concert
December 8th 2017
Barnes Christmas Festival
The Barnes Concert Band once again entertained the late-night shoppers and Xmas revellers!
November 26th 2017
St Mary’s Church, Barnes.
The band offered our trademark concert – an hour of music followed by tea and [mostly] home-made cakes …..
Irving Berlin arr. Naohiro Iwai : No Business Like Show Business
Richard Strauss : Allegro, Horn Concerto No 1
J.S.Bach arr. Jack Bullock: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Brown arr.: Highlights from Jersey Boys
Eric Whitacre : Lux Aurumque
Edward Gregson arr. Rob Wiffin: Laudate Dominum
Sunday 12th November 2017: Remembrance Day, St. Mary’s, Barnes
The Barnes Concert Band once again took part in the morning service of Remembrance.
Hymns and Traditional Music
Sunday 17th September 2017: Canbury Gardens, Kingston
Bandstand music on a late summer Sunday afternoon, by the Thames. What could be nicer ….
Jimmy Webb arr. Philip Sparke: MacArthur Park
Ron Goodwin: Aces High
Arr. D.W Cresswell: I Got The Swing
L.Bart arr. Ted Ricketts: Highlights from Oliver
Bruno Mars: Forget You
Jaime Texidor: Amparito Roca
Bratton/Kennedy: Teddy Bears’ Picnic
H.G.Amers: The Wee MacGreegor
D.Brubeck arr. Geoff Kingston: Blue Rondo A La Turk
Sunday 18th June 2017: Twickenham Festival
Church St went green and the Band played on one of the hottest afternoons of the year.
Composer: Title Aces High, Amparita Roca, Anything Goes, Blue Rondo Alla Turk, Forget You, Happy, Highlights from Oliver, I Got The Swing, I Will Follow Him. Lady Gaga, Mary Poppins, Star Lake, Teddy Bears Picnic, The Lincolshire Poacher, The Muppet Show, Tipsy Trombones, Yakety Sax
Sunday 4th June 2017: Museum of Richmond Garden Party
The Band played at Trumpeters’ House in Richmond for a garden party with cakes and tea.
Light Cavalry, I Will Follow Him, Tipsy Trombones, I Got The Swing, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins, Aces High, Happy, Yakety Sax, Blue Rondo Al la Turk South Pacific, Amparita Roca, Forget You, The Lincolshire Poacher, The Muppet Show, Someone Like You, Take Five, Highlights from Oliver
Tuesday 16th May 2017: Film Night at St Richard Reynolds Catholic College
Pupils from the College were joined by the Band to play movie music
Asteroid (Pearl & Dean Theme), Aces High, Anything Goes, Yackety Sax, I Will Follow Him, The Muppet Show Theme, Mary Poppins
Sunday 26th March 2017: Richmond Festival, St Philip and St James Church, Whitton
As part of the Richmond Festival, the Band played at this beautiful Whitton church
Star Lake, Ellerby Concerto for Clarinet, Fantasia on Dargason, Phantom of the Opera, A Malvern Suite
Tuesday 21 March 2017: Barnes Music Festival with FiSH in Wathem Hall, St Pauls School
Along with duo Richard Suart and Bryan Evans, and London Quartet – Cantabile, the Band entertained a packed hall with the foodie theme “Thyme & Plaice”
Powell & Gregson-Williams: Chicken Run
Simons arr. Morrissey: Peanut Vendor
Bratton arr. Morrison: Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Trad. arr. Goff Richards: Shepherd’s Song
Trad. arr. Richardson: Baa Baa Black Sheep
Sherman & Sherman arr. Ricketts: Mary Poppins
Lennon-McCartney: Honey Pie
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December: Kingston Christmas Market
Friday 11th December: Barnes Late Night shopping
Thursday 10th December: St Michaels Church Carols
Wednesday 6th December: St Richard Reynolds School Concert
Saturday 9th July: Barnes Fair
Sunday 8th November: : Remembrance Day Service, St Marys Barnes
Saturday 14th November: Watham Hall, concert for FISH
Sunday 13th September: Canbury Gardens Bandstand
Saturday 11th July: Barnes Fair
Saturday 6th June: Joint “D-Day” concert with Hounslow Youth Choir, Richard Reynolds College
Sunday 15th March: Barnes Music Festival – joint concert with The Music Makers of London
Saturday 24th January: St Michaels Barnes
Tuesday 16th December: St Richard Reynolds School – Carol service
Friday 12th December: Traffic Island Carols – late night shopping Barnes
Thursday 11th December: Community Carols St Michaels Barnes
Saturday 15th November: Watham Hall, concert for FISH
Sunday 9th November: St Marys Barnes, Remembrance Day service
Saturday 12th July: Barnes Fair
Sunday 22nd June: Canbury Gardens Bandstand
Saturday 14th June: St Michaels Barnes, joint concert with Barnes Community Choir
Tuesday 17th December 2013: Carol concert, St Richard Reynolds school, Twickenham
Friday 13th December: Carols on the traffic island,Barnes
Saturday 16th November: Charity Concert in association with Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School
Sunday 10 November: Remembrance Service at St Mary’s, Barnes
Sunday 17 March: Barnes Music Festival in conjunction with the John Colet Singers
Saturday 2nd March: Young Soloists Competition concert, Richmond Park Academy
Sunday 22nd June: Canbury Gardens Bandstand
Saturday 14th June: St Michaels Barnes, joint concert with Barnes Community Choir
Sunday 2nd December: Christmas Charity Concert with FiSH, Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School
Saturday 3rd November: Fireworks concert St Michael’s and all Angels
Sunday 13th May: Jubilee Celebration, St.Mary’s Church, Barnes
Saturday 10 March: A concert celebrating the achievement of the three winners of the inaugural Barnes Concert Band “Young Soloist” competition.
Friday 9th December: Community Carols, Barnes Green
Sunday 4th December: Olympics and Christmas Festival with FiSH, Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School
Saturday July 9th: Barnes Fair, Barnes Green, Barnes
Sunday June 26: Bandstand Concert, Canbury Gardens Bandstand
Saturday May 14th: A Night at the Musicals, All Saints Church, East Sheen
Saturday 12th March: Spring Concert, St. Michael & All Angels Church, Elm Bank Gardens, Barnes
Saturday 27th November: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Elm Bank Gardens, Barnes
Friday 8th October: St.Michael & All Angels Church, joint concert with Fanfare de Gryon, a brass band from the Swiss village of Gryon
Saturday May 8th: Last Night of the Proms, joint concert with All Saint’s Church Choir, All Saint’s Church, East Sheen
Saturday July 10th: Barnes Fair, Barnes Green
Thursday December 17th: St Michael & All Angels Church, Barnes, Come and sing carols to the accompaniment of full concert band
Wednesday December 9th: Carols by Candlelight, WWT London Wetland Centre