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St. Laurence to the Rescue !

St. Laurence to the Rescue !

When there are restrictions on your favourite pastime due to government Covid guidelines, it makes it doubly hard to cope with lockdown rules. There is no doubt that our weekly rehearsals and summer concerts contributed to a healthy mind and soul, helping many of us to unwind after a hard week of work. While a…

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Just Giving

Just Giving

Cranbrook Town Band, like many other amateur groups, has been hard hit by Covid19. As a successful organisation we rely on both our members’ subscriptions and income from concerts to provide our annual income. We use this in a number of ways, for example, we provide free tuition and instrument loans for young people in…

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Virtual Carol Service

Virtual Carol Service

Whilst we were not permitted to venture forth for our normal Carolling this year, we have put together a few virtual carols, recorded from our own homes. Its not quite the same but at least its a flavour of our favourite time of the year! Thanks to Vicky for spending hours compiling all of the…

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WE’RE BACK – Well Almost !

WE’RE BACK – Well Almost !

Summer in the Field During the summer, Cranbrook Town Band got together for our first full band rehearsal for many months. Brass Band England guidelines, including a full risk assessment, were followed closely. Our venue on a gorgeous day was a field in the Kent countryside with plenty of room to spread everyone out. We…

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Spring Contest at Brighton

Spring Contest at Brighton

Bands from across the South East including Cranbrook, enjoyed a change of date and venue for the annual scaba Spring contest with a visit to the Attenborough Centre on Sunday 8th March. The building is part of the University of Sussex which seems to span across a large part of the area. The Adjudicator for…

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St George’s Church at Christmas

St George’s Church at Christmas

The band played at its annual concert in Brede again on 5th December. This year, as last year, the concert was held in the lovely St George’s Church and was well attended by a lively and enthusiastic audience. The programme, which was well received and is shown below, consisted of a mixture of Christmas music, audience participation carols and light concert music. The four soloists performed really well as did the rest of the band.

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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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