Awards Night 2016
- Published on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:20
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On Saturday 28th January 2017, the Band held their annual awards night where members are recognised for their achievements throughout the year. Many congratulations to those who were award winners, and those who were promoted this year!
Lily-Rose Ellis & Emma Goodchild
Lily-Rose Ellis & Max Patrick
Sergeant of the Year
Betty Richardson Award
The St Gallen Fanfare Team
Runner up to the Endeavour Award
Romany Ward Jones
Peter Richardson BEM Endeavour - Award
L/Cpl Casey Adams
Cpl Candy Adams
Sgt Aylen Dervish
Drum Sergeant Major
Colour Sgt Thomas Ansell
Band Sergeant Major
Sgt Iain Peat
Band Sgt Major Osman Dervish
Cpl Jordan Dejoodt
Aviva Community Fund
- Published on Thursday, 03 November 2016 10:41
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Calling all band members, parents and supporters, The Band needs you!
The Band have entered a competition with the Aviva Community Fund in order to raise money to install additional facilities adjacent to the band hall which will provide much needed toilet facilities and additional rehearsal rooms.
All we ask if that you take a couple of minutes of your time to register using the link below and use your 10 votes for us, it doesn't cost you a penny and could make an amazing difference to the Band. Thanks in advance and we would appreciate if you could share this with yours friends and family..
News Update: 3-5 June, Bickenbach Tattoo 2016
- Published on Saturday, 16 July 2016 14:57
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The band set out early on Friday morning to head to Bickenbach near Frankfurt, Germany, to meet up and play in the hometown with our friends at Musikorps Bickenbach.
Following a disrupted coach journey across Europe, the band arrived late, but thanks to quick thinking of the organisers, we were rushed to dinner and then we're allowed ample time to prepare for the evenings joint concert. Playing to a local crowd (it seemed like the whole town had showed up!) the band were well received. After the band's own concert, we teamed up with Musikorps Bickenbach to perform a joint concert for the crowd which went down a storm.
Considering the band had travelled over 15 hours that day, the after party of the concert which had been set up by our hosts was thoroughly deserved and enjoyed as such.
There was no time for respite though, as early on Saturday the band then headed out to the venue for that evenings tattoo. The usual plan as ahead of us, with the band practicing their own routine before then going on to rehearse with the rest of the participants for the spectacular massed bands.
However, preparations were hampered as what could only be described as a biblical thunderstorm took hold of the town, which in turn flooded the arena and adjacent changing rooms. This did not deter the bands though, as a soon as the skies cleared we were straight back to work.
The weather improved and allowed for a mostly dry tattoo, the local crowd voiced their appreciation for the band which was greatly received.
We'd like to thank our new friends at Musikorps Bickenbach for their hospitality and hope to be visiting again soon!
News Update: June 2016, D-Day Memorial Ride, Armed Forces Day in Romford, Hickstead
- Published on Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:01
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D-Day Memorial Ride 18 June 2016
The memorial ride sees hundreds of bikers ride from Colchester to the Living Memorial in Rettendon, Essex. The Band welcomed the bikers at Rettendon and played to the crowd.
More info on the ride is available here: link
Armed Forces Day Romford 25 June 2016
Photo from havering.gov.uk
The Band performed in their hometown, Romford, for Armed Forces Day 2016. Armed Force Day provides an opportunity for members of the public to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community - from currently serving troops to Service families and from veterans to cadets.
Hickstead 26 June 2016
The Band appeared at The All England Jumping Course in Hickstead to perform for the crowds on their Derby Day. Further info about the event can be found here: link
News Update: Tonight At The London Palladium
- Published on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 12:17
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The Band had the honour of appearing alongside Bradley Walsh on ITV's Tonight At The London Palladium. Following extensive rehearsals with Bradley and choreographer Alan Harding the Band performed their slick routine to Pharrell's 'Happy'. The Band thoroughly enjoyed the experience of performing on the legendary Palladium stage.
Worthy of a special mention is the solo performance by young Poppy Ellis, who showed great bravery by standing alone on the stage in a conversation with Bradley!
See below a clip from our performance: