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Soggy Saturday at Sissinghurst Castle

Soggy Saturday at Sissinghurst Castle

Despite the wet weather, the band enjoyed their first Christmas Concert of the season at Sissinghurst Castle on Saturday 23rd November. The band felt that it was a real shame that the marquee wasn’t quite big enough to fit band and conductor and so by a majority of 30 to 1, it was decided that…

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Stepping out in Front Cranbrook Town Band were both honoured and delighted to once again play in the Service of Remembrance at St. Dunstan’s Church and lead the Remembrance Parade through the town to the War Memorial, where we played hymns during the laying of the wreaths. Given the recent stormy conditions, the weather was…

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In Aid of Demelza at St. Dunstans

In Aid of Demelza at St. Dunstans

Saturday the 5th October saw the band once again perform in St. Dunstans Church, a fantastic venue for our annual charity fundraising concert in aid of Demelza. In another packed programme the undoubted highlights included the debut performance of Richard’s new solo. A stunning but difficult piece, the theme from the 1960s serial the “Green…

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Hythe Bandstand

Hythe Bandstand

Hythe Bandstand on 14th July proved to be an interesting and challenging prospect for the band for a number of reasons. When the engagement was accepted, Ian Lanceley, our MD was unable to be there due to a prior commitment with the Southern Counties Youth Band and he asked John Groves to deputise for him…

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Benenden School

Benenden School

The Band were delighted to perform at the prestigious Armed Forces Benevolent Fund concert at Benenden School on 9th July this year. Following on from the Princess of Wales’ Regiment Band and a samba band, our 45 minute slot was the finale of the evening which was well attended by an enthusiastic and appreciative audience….

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Wealden Time Summer Fair

Wealden Time Summer Fair

The band was delighted to once again play for the Wealden Times Summer Fair on June 8th. As usual, we were well catered for with a small marquee for the band to perform in – in some year this might appear to be something of a luxury but not this year! The wind was very…

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Afternoon Tea at the Church

Afternoon Tea at the Church

Once again the band was delighted to play for the St Dunstan’s Church Festival on 19th May this year. In an astute change to the long established festival timetable, the Vicar requested that the band perform on Sunday afternoon rather than the previous evening. This turned out to be a remarkably good move, as it…

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Deal Bandstand

Deal Bandstand

The band was delighted to play at Deal Memorial Bandstand on 12th May. Arguably the best in the south East, Deal Memorial Bandstand was built and is administered by the Deal Bandstand Memorial Trust in memory of the Royal Marines who were killed by an IRA bomb in September 1989. Our programme, which was thoroughly…

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