It’s nearly Christmas!…

Well, as summer comes to an end I can quite confidently say that it was been a great one!  The band has played a busy schedule of concerts and private events throughout summer 2014 and we have seen success in our recent recruitment campaign, as well.  We are still performing most weekends as we approach October.  With a short break in November, with exception of the remembrance day parade, we’ll be playing every weekend again, before you know it because it will be Christmas!  Sorry – I have mentioned the ‘C’ word!

At the beginning of the summer period we decided to go ‘big’ with our ‘Sherborne Town Band Needs You!‘ campaign, to try and interest a few more players to fill some empty seats.  It’s worked well so far and we are confident and hopeful that more players will come along as the campaign expands.  The brass banding world is a tough one and it would be fair to say that every band is finding current times difficult, but we are stronger than ever as I write.

We have also had great success (better than ever before!) with our Last Night Of The Proms concert.  On 20th September the Digby Hall was packed with enthusiastic audience members who clearly enjoyed this annual, patriotic evening!  It was also a great pleasure to have the town Mayor, Jon Andrews at the concert.

It’s great to write so positively about the current status of the Sherborne Town Band – there’s more to come as we will be busy as usual over December this year, so please come and support us in the town centre on Saturday mornings, or pop along to our ‘Christmas Sing-A-Long’ on Saturday 13th December (tickets available from November).

I leave you with some of the comments from the Last Night Of The Proms.  See you out and about in December!


“Fantastic – a great concert of variety and entertainment! “

“Excellent that the Youth Band were so involved – keep this up!”

“Wonderful concert as always – thanks so much, I enjoyed singing at the end!”


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