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Banding at Christmas

Banding at Christmas

Sadly our last proper concert of the year at St. Dunstans Church was cancelled due to the spread of the new Omicron Covid variant, but prior to this the band were able to perform two Christmas concerts at Brede and St. Laurence (Hawkhurst) Churches. Thanks to a couple of audience members we have some mobile…

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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 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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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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