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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

The band was both delighted and honoured to once again lead Cranbrook’s Remembrance Parade. Having been cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, on the day there was a large turn out in the town – not just in the parade itself, but also amongst the people lining the streets. Prior to the Parade,…

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In Concert with Chris Thomas

In Concert with Chris Thomas

Saturday 16th October saw the band give its first indoor concert since the start of the Covid pandemic – and what a concert it was! The occasion was what has become our annual fund raising concert for Demelza Hospice and Chris Thomas, principal trombonist of the Cory Band was our guest soloist.

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Back to Banding at Deal

Back to Banding at Deal

The band played on Deal Memorial Bandstand on Sunday 19th September and gave its first bandstand concert since the summer of 2019. It was exciting and quite emotional for us all to be making music and performing in front of a large and enthusiastic audience once again and there were more than a few nerves…

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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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