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Diamond Jubilee

Diamond Jubilee

The band were pleased to perform twice during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.
Our first concert took place at Hole Park in Rolvenden on Thursday evening for the lighting of their Beacon.

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Contesting at Reigate

Contesting at Reigate

“It wasn’t our day at Reigate today but, despite playing really well and getting the best 3rd Section March prize the band wasn’t placed for the main piece. Looking on the positive side: Congratulations and thanks all at scaba for organising and running today’s Spring Contest. It was such a delight to have the opportunity…

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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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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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