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Happy 70th Yvette

Happy 70th Yvette

A 70th Birthday, whilst becoming more common these days, is still a major milestone in life and Yvette Hutchin, who plays 3rd cornet, decided that she would like to mark hers with a party involving her family and the musical organisations that she is associated with. The band were delighted to play although with a…

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50th Birthday Bash

50th Birthday Bash

Saturday 12th of September saw the band playing at a 50th birthday party bash for back row cornet player, Graeme McAusland. Graeme has been a stalwart of the back row for many years and it was great that he chose to celebrate his big day with a concert by the band attended by his friends and family….

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Masterclass

Masterclass

“If you want to learn how to become a better horn player then there is no better person to learn from than Owen Farr in Maidstone… “ Besson solo artist Owen Farr led a tenor horn and flugel workshop day on  Saturday 22nd November at All Saints Church in Maidstone. Horn players from across the area, including…

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Solo Cornet "on song"

Solo Cornet "on song"

SCABA Spring Contest 2012 The band are pleased to announce their recent success at the SCABA Spring Contest. Playing the piece “Glorifico Aeternum”, we came third overall in our section. While we didn’t quite get the top spot we were hoping for, we did however win the March contest and pick up a best instrumentalist…

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St. Dunstans Church

St. Dunstans Church

One Final Sandpaper Duet On Saturday the 15th of May the band played their annual concert at St. Dunstan’s Church in Cranbrook. Starting with “Pastime with Good Company” the band and audience enjoyed music of many different genres. Soon however it was time for the second half and something a little different !

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2008 – Remembering Mike

Mike started his bass playing career relatively late in life, his first forays into playing the bass were while he was teaching at Angley School in the late 1980s. He played with the school wind band and later with the 10 piece Saturday morning group run by music teacher and then town band conductor Nick Carter.

Entirely self taught Mike picked up the bass very quickly and it wasn’t long before he was persuaded into coming along to the town band with the rest of the Saturday brass players. From there he never looked back and quickly became a key (and sometimes only) player in the bass section.

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