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Half century for Alder Valley Brass

Alder Valley will be celebrating their 50th anniversay later this year.

 

2011 will be a milestone year for Alder Valley Brass (formally the Aldershot Brass Ensemble), as they celebrate their 50th anniversary.

The band has come a long way from very humble beginnings. Rehearsals were first held in their founder's front room, but now take place in a dedicated rehearsal venue in Badshot Lea.

As part of the celebrations, the band is trying to contact ex members in the hope of seeing them during 2011. Anyone interested should contact contact Brain Balls ().

Brochure

The band would also especially appreciate stories and photographs from ex members for inclusion in a souvenir brochure of their long history.

A number of events are planned during 2011 including a tour to Switzerland in January, recording a brand new CD and hosting a gala concert.

A number of events are planned during 2011 including a tour to Switzerland in January, recording a brand new CD and hosting a gala concert4BR

Promotion

2011 will also see Alder Valley Brass promoted back in to the First Section having representing the London and Southern Counties region at the National Finals in Harrogate later this year.



Centre Stage

Drum rolls please — and keep it deliberately quiet

February 24 • The new MP-Drum from Centre Stage Percussion is being unveiled at the North West Regional Championship.


Spring

2018 Spring Festival details announced

February 24 • The list of bands competing at the 98th British Open Spring Festival have been announced by the contest organisers.


Cory

Cory stars lead Mid-Winter challenges in Barnstaple

February 24 • Philip Harper and stars from Cory Band helped put 120 players through their paces at the recent SWBBA Mid-Winter Workshop weekend.


radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

February 24 • More great music on the airwaves from Philip Hunt.


Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre SN14 8PG


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW


Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre. Hayfield. Marshfield SN14 8PG


The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ


Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact


The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher