Saturday, 24 November 2012

Alnwick Christmas Lights

Good turn out last night.

We played carols in the market place, together with a small choir, prior to the lights being switched on, in the presence of the Duchess of Northumberland.

Monday, 17 September 2012

New Season 2012/2013

Started back again after a weeks break...we have been busy this summer.

Doing some new music including Final Mvt Of Dvorak'sNew World Symphony.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Revised vid of band on a bus

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

New vid of our band on a bus tour June 2012 posted on U tube and here.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

"Still Gigging after 60 !!": Last Night of the Proms 2001

"Still Gigging after 60 !!": Last Night of the Proms 2001: Having a sort out and found a CD of the band in 24/11/2001. Current members who were in the band then are/were Flutes Pam/Claire Oboe K...

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Rehearsal 21/05/2012

Lowish turnout..people doing Sound of Music I suppose.(and hols)

Clarinet section... a definite cull...down from 10 to 4 people.

Tried through Dvorak New World last movt...went pretty well for a second run through, after a gap of some months. Good sightreading from every body.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Ellington School Fair

Much reduced band (15 players) played for school event.

We were outside and the rest of the events were inside.
Bit chilly, but the rain kept off
The punters came out to listen to us.

We played well and it seemed to be appreciated.
Played Teddy Bears Picnic twice...

Nice cup of tea and even yummier sticky carrot cake at half time.

Well done to all of those who participated.
and a special thanks to our new euphonium player who made it for half of the gig!!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Band Stats

Band numbers have now exceeded 40 and we have 43 members who are currently attending on a regular basis  + 
Think that's a world record for the band!!
…..5 of us have been here since the start…02/11/1994 Me, Glen, Claire Gilroy ,Kate and David.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Alnwick Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Concert 21 April 2012 St Michael's Church Alnwick.7.30 pm
in aid of church funds.
Works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Richard Strauss

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band

'Best of British" concert at Alnwick Playhouse, Wednesday 29th Feb at 7.30.
Should be a good one.

Last night rehearsal

An interesting rehearsal!!!

Stuck in the bar so a bit noisy.

Dropped 3 pieces that weren't up to the mark, so programme for wednesday night is shorter.
However better to do a good short performance than a rubbish longer one.

Looking forward to the gig.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

1st Rehearsal of new term 09*01*12

Good turn out tonight for 1st rehearsal..almost 100% of members attending.
New oboe so we now have 2.

Tried out some new stuff...all went pretty well, even Sparkes Jubilee Overture.