Wednesday 6th January
With the country now in lockdown again Band training has reverted to online only.
The first sessions were held today with more starting next Wednesday. Thank you to everyone involved.
Stay well and stay safe everyone.
Wednesday 23rd December
This evening we played through much of our carnival music.
These are the pieces that we find are especially popular with carnival audiences. We've really missed all the carnivals this year.
We finished the meeting with pizzas in place of the usual Band Christmas party.
We are self funded and run entirely by volunteers all of whom are unpaid.
We still don’t know when normal performances and fund raising will be able to take place.
The other group - comprising of the percussion and the older wind players - refreshed quick and slow marching and also worked on a new drill move for our displays.
Again great progress was made.
Wednesday 1st July
In line with the Corona Virus guidelines our online meetings have continued.
Our members have made great progress during the lockdown and well over 150 sessions of instrumental training and music theory have been delivered.
As we monitor the latest guidance and advice we hope to have news of our return to face to face Band meetings shortly.
Wednesday 27th May
Week 10 of online BYMB.
Everyone is making really good progress.
Sunday 27th October - Burgess Hill Tattoo
We also participated in the Massed Bands finale performing Sussex by the Sea, Sunset, National Anthem, This is me and Final Countdown. This was conducted by Capt Laura Stead.
Saturday 3rd August - Kamp Bornhofen
We spent the morning cooling off in the fantastic Open Air Swimming Pool in the village of Kamp Bornhofen. It's on the other side of the Rhine to Boppard so we had to travel an hour to get there.
Sunday 2nd June - D Day Commemoration, Ferndown
The Band played for this event including the two hymns and the Last Post / Reveille.
Unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worse just before the parade was to take place and the service was moved indoors.
Wednesday 29th May - Victory Tattoo
To bring the tattoo to a conclusion we performed alongside the Royal Marines School of Music Band and the three other youth marching Bands. in a spectacular finale.
Wednesday 10th April
Rehersals of the Victory Tattoo Massed Band music continued. Excellent progress has been made and the Band are really looking forward to this fantastic event. The Tattoo is on Wednesday 19th May starting at 2.30pm alongside HMS Victory at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Entry is free.