Yesterday (Sunday 9th July) saw the first of our ‘Music In The Park’ concerts at the beautiful Pageant Gardens, in Sherborne. The venue is always fantastic and on this occasion the audience was truly spectacular, also.
Minutes before the band struck up, Sherborne Train Station saw the passing of a steam engine, and it wasn’t long before the gardens was packed with people, many saying how wonderful it was to hear the music and feel the vibe, of this stunning summers day. Luckily the weather stayed on our side as well!
We were also lucky enough to be joined by our friends from Ecco Gelato – the local Gelateria! It was great to have cold, fresh ice cream to keep the punters listening and enjoying the afternoon.
It is always such a lovely community event, and we are looking forward to our next two concerts (13th August and 8th October).
We, of course, can’t forget the amazing Sherborne Youth Band, led by Jim Bennett. Thank you to all the youngsters who turned out and entertained us to the max! Well done guys!
See you at the next concert, but for now, enjoy some photos!
It has been a busy summer again and the most enjoyable concerts of all are always those in our home town. We have now played two of our three FREE ‘open air’ concerts in the Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. It has been fantastic to see so many people turn out to support the band and enjoy a picnic, ice cream or beer with the family, in these stunning grounds.
This short video (below) of ‘Aces High’ was uploaded to our YouTube channel and Facebook pages and received some fantastic comments and likes. The STB twitter feed got busy as well with lots of praise and positive words for the band. “Thanks @stbsherborne for a lovely day in the Pageant Gardens”; “Made a care home outing for my Mum extra special” and “Fab music today!”, were just some of the comments.
As always, we have enjoyed playing for the public this year, and hope to provide three more concerts next year. Our last concert in the gardens this year will be Sunday 18th September, 2.30pm onwards.
The work doesn’t stop just yet, and before you know it Christmas will be upon us! But before that, we are performing at the Historic Vehicle Rally next week, 28th August in Sherborne, and of course don’t forget our ‘Last Night Of The Proms‘ concert on 24th September – it is set to be a truly spectacular event this year – don’t miss out, get your tickets now!
Well here we are again, at the end of a very busy [as per usual] summer season of concerts, weddings and many other occasions. The year has been a good one for the band so far. Steve Rogers has taken the band through the year with gusto and real enthusiasm for music and entertaining the public. I think the series of three open air Pageant Gardens concerts really showed off the band to its best – well done to all involved and especially Steve for all the hard work with music and rehearsals. A huge thanks to Sherborne Town Council for supporting these events.
It is that time of the year again where we are busy getting things ready for the Last Night Of The Proms – 26th September. It is sure to be another great concert, so get your tickets early – tickets on sale from end of August via Sherborne Tourist Information Centre and via the website. We regret, due to closure, tickets will not be available from Sherborne Photographic. Tickets will, of course, be available on the door.
It was fantastic to receive a cheque for £250 for our new set of music folders, which are a much needed item for a band and something that gets easily marked and broken over the years. They will look smart and hold the all important sheet music – you can see them in their glory at the Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally on Sunday 30th August. Thanks to rotarian Brian Hellyar who made the presentation to Natalie Miles, our band Secretary.
Well, its been a busy few months in Sherborne. After the contest weekend we prepared for our annual Band Dinner. The dinner was a great night out and a good chance to socialise outside of the band room, for a change! The pictures can be seen on the STB Facebook page – I have been busy tagging you all – sorry! It was also a great opportunity to thank Paul Cosh for all his hard work over the past years with the band – as he has now stepped down as Musical Advisor to Sherborne Town Band.
It was a couple of weeks after the dinner that we held a great fundraising afternoon at the Quicksilver Mail in Yeovil. The Freetime Old Dixie Jassband from Holland came over to entertain us for the afternoon. The crowds turned out on a wonderfully sunny Mother’s Day afternoon and the band made a substantial profit, to add to the much-needed money pot. Thanks to all involved, including the staff at the Quicksilver. The afternoon was a great success and the band were amazing! Find the videos and pictures on Facebook / Youtube.
Well its been a long time since I last blogged, and a lot has happened since then. We were extremely happy with the Last Night of The Proms concert and how that went, and would like to thank all who came and made it such a great evening. A special thanks for newly appointed Musical Director Steve Rogers who did a grand job in getting the audience involved. It was also mentioned what a great programme of music the band played. Some comments included:
“Fantastic Last night of the proms concert. And the youth band were fantastic!!! Well done all.”
“And what a fine night it was too!”
“A fantastic concert!”
We now look forward to our exciting Christmas schedule and all of the wonderful carol playing we will be involved with – it is a great time of the year and we always look forward to it very much. Keep an eye on the blog for photos and videos!
We also have an exciting November with our Open Day. This is a chance for us to show the local community what we’re all about, our wonderful facilities and a chance for potential players (youth or senior) to come and find out all about STB!
The day will be from 10am-2pm on Saturday 16th November 2013, at the Band Room, Terrace Playing Fields, Sherborne. (DT9 5NS). We hope to see as many people as possible – tell all your friends. Come and have a blow, a cup of tea, a nose around and a chat!
Well, we’ve just done our final of three fantastic concerts in the Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. The audience was brilliant, and everyone seemed to enjoy the Vintage Caravan Teas and Coffees – and the cakes were excellent too!
We have thoroughly enjoyed entertaining the Sherborne community throughout the summer and look forward to more Music In The Park next year. Huge thanks go to Sherborne Town Council for supporting and helping put on the events, the audience who came and listened and of course our conductors, Steve Rogers and Paul Cosh. This is what we are about, music for the community, played by the local community. We hope you’ve enjoyed it too.
We will be appearing in the Pageant Gardens again, next Saturday (14th) at the Catholic Church Fete, from 1pm onwards. We hope to see you there.
I’ll leave you with a picture from the stand, which I took whilst on a 32 bar break from playing my cornet!
OH – I nearly forgot – don’t forget the Proms, on Saturday 21st September, our prestigious event where you can wave your flags, sing and enjoy the great young talents of the Sherborne Youth Band! Soloists to include Natalie Miles on Soprano Cornet and Colin Howell. It’s sure to be a fantastic night of entertainment and great music – tickets on sale NOW! See below for details – click on the image to go to the website for ticket information.
Yesterday saw the first of the 3 Sherborne Town Band Music In the Park concerts in the Pageant Gardens, Sherborne. Despite bad weather, the event was attended by many, and the band sounded great.
The audience enjoyed some summer music from the town band including Disney classics, 633 Squadron and many more. The highlight of the afternoon was the Sherborne Youth Band, who performed to a very high standard under the baton of MD Jim Bennett.
We are already planning and looking forward to our next appearance in the park on Sunday 7th July. We hope you can join us once again, and we’ll try to bring sunshine!
We are all very excited about our three Pageant Gardens events this summer. The band will be playing on the following dates, starting at 2.30pm, in the lovely Pageant Gardens, Sherborne.
Sunday 23rd June
Sunday 7th July
Sunday 8th September
We are obviously hoping for glorious sunshine! But whatever the weather, the band will be on top form, with the Sherborne Youth Band joining us on the June and July occasions. It is a great opportunity for us to show off our great summer programme, and of course you could buy the latest CD! Only £10 you know!
Come along if you can – bring the family, bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful summer sound of a brass band and the wonderful scenery in the Pageant Gardens.
The band would like to thank the Sherborne Town Council for its support and help with the above events.