NEWS

17 December 2018

We had an excellent audience at our 8 December concert in Little Marlow. Their percussion skills were particularly impressive. The music was festive, and there were lots of mince pies, good cheer and sleigh bells. The concert raised over £500.



20 October 2018

In June, we said a fond farewell to our conductor Claire Lawrence, who has moved on to new challenges. We'd like to thank Claire sincerely for her hard work, dedication, and unswerving professionalism over the last five years.

Our long-awaited return concert at Dinton Church on 13 October marked our first outing with our new conductor, Duncan Stubbs. We were again warmly welcomed by the Dinton community, and very well looked after. The concert featured music from both world wars, and Matthew Little's vocal numbers set a rousing mood. The concert raised £1343.50 for church funds.



8 July 2018

The Downley School Summer Fayre on 9 June was well attended, despite the heavy skies, and the band contributed to the outdoor festival atmosphere.

The decision was made one song early to pack up due to a few spots of rain - and the heavens opened soon after, sending Jonathan and Simon scuttling with the percussion. Many thanks to Paul Speed for his direction.



11 March 2018

Our concert on 10 March in Marlow was a great success. Special thanks for Chris I'Anson for his direction, and to Grant for his fantastic solo.



12 December 2017

We had a small but enthusiastic audience for our concert in Beaconsfield on 9 December - their carol singing was particularly good, though. Our concert featured plenty of Christmas fare, as well as features from the trombone and saxophone sections.

The concert was in aid of New Generation, Burundi – a worthy charitable cause – and we raised almost £560 towards it. Our thanks to Chris and other church members for looking after us so well.



22 July 2017

Ruth Cox playing a solo with the band at Rebellion Brewery, 16 July 2017

Our two brackets in the grounds of the Manor House in Little Marlow on 10 June were lots of fun - like a mini festival - but we wish that the wind had left us alone (pegs ahoy)! Thanks to Paul Speed for conducting us.

Our final performance of the year at the Rebellion Brewery on 16 July was excellent - we had an appreciative audience, and a fine group of guest musicians who really boosted our sound. Thank you! Scannappeal have been in touch to say a huge thank you, and that the weekend raised around £64,000 for their charity.



9 April 2017

Our concert at Marlow Parish Church on 18 March was well received, and we particularly enjoyed performing in a sympathetic acoustic!



3 January 2017

Happy new year! Despite the weather, our concert in Dinton was very well attended and received, and raised a very healthy £1400 towards restoring the beautiful church organ. Thank you to the people of Dinton for such a warm welcome.



10 November 2016

We are working hard in preparation for our concert this Saturday in Hazlemere. Hope to see you there.



18 September 2016

After our summer break, we are getting ready for our first rehearsal of the year at RGS on Monday 26 September. There is the possibility of an additional mid-term concert, so please watch this space!



26 April 2016

We were very proud of our performance at the National Concert Band Festival in Manchester on Sunday 10 April, and we received lots of positive feedback from colleagues who thoroughly enjoyed it. Unfortunately we missed out on receiving a platinum award on this occasion.



29 February 2016

Band performing at St John the Baptist at Little Marlow, 27 February 2016

Our concert at St John the Baptist Church in Little Marlow on Saturday 27 February was very warmly received. £225 was raised for the Salvation Army and another £225 for church funds. The church is already looking forward to a return performance by the band next year.







NCBF Platinum Award

6 December 2015

On Sunday, 6 December 2015, the band took part in the London regional event of the National Concert Band Festival. The adjudicators were very enthusiastic about our performance, and we are proud to announce that we received a platinum award, achieving platinum status in all but two of the nineteen award criteria.

This gives us an automatic invitation to take part in the NCBF finals in Manchester in April 2016.