September 2015 Rehearsals Restart and Forthcoming Engagements

After the summer break, rehearsals will restart on Monday 7th September at Blacon High School. As always, new members are very welcome. Rehearsals start at 7.oopm, prompt, and normally finish at 9.00 pm.

We are very much looking forward to playing in the Last Night of the Proms concert on Saturday 19th September at Tarvin Community Centre. Tickets £5  doors open 7pm, concert 7.30pm. This concert is part of the Harvest Festival weekend, 18th – 20th September at Tarvin Community Centre.

Please see the link http://tarvinparish.com/events/

Other confirmed Chester Wind Band engagements for  the remainder of this year include:

Saturday 7th November – Last Night of the Proms, Ellesmere Port Civic Hall

Sunday 8th November – Hawarden Remembrance Service

Friday 4th December – Trees of Life, Countess of Chester Hospital

 

Rehearsal Mon 30th March

We are unable to use the hall at Blacon High School for our rehearsal next week on Monday 30th March. Fortunately, we are able to rehearse at the Cheshire Military Museum in Chester.

 

The address is:

The Castle

Chester

Cheshire

CH1 2DN

 

Parking is available in the Castle car park. From the car park, as you look at the facade of the County Court, the museum is a free standing building to the left, abutting Castle Street.

Confirmed Engagements for 2015

The following engagements have been confirmed for 2015:

  • Spring Concert at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall (Saturday, 16th May )
  • Hargrave and Huxley Happy Days (Friday, 26th June )
  • Eaton Hall Gardens (Sunday, 26th July)
  • Last Night of the Proms 2015 at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall (Saturday, 7th November)
  • Hawarden Remembrance  Service (Sunday, 8th November)
  • Trees of Life (Friday, 4th December)

 

Review of September 2014 to February 2015

The Last Night of the Proms 2014 concert attracted a large audience at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall. The band was able to make a substantial donation to the Army Benevolent Fund and The MS society.

Other events in 2014 included

  • The Remembrance Day Service in November 2014 at Hawarden
  • The Trees of Life service in December 2014 at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
  • A Christmas music performance at Blakemere
  • A Bob Mehldrum workshop day in September 2014

 

In November 2014 we also said a massive thank you to Ian Robinson who stood down as Musical Director and a warm welcome to our newly appointed MD, Neil Watson

Rehearsals Restart 2014

 

After the summer recess, rehearsals will recommence on Monday 8th September 2014 at 7.00pm, Blacon High School. This year’s November concert is on Saturday November 1st and will be raising money for the MS Society and the Army Benevolent Fund. As always, new members are very welcome to join us.

Review of September 2013 to August 2014

Once again the band has had another busy year.

The Last Night of the Proms November 2013 concert attracted a full house audience at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall, including occupancy of the upper tier. The band was able to make a substantial donation to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Also in November the band played for the Remembrance Day Service in Hawarden, an ongoing booking which is always a very moving occasion.

The band played at the Tree of Lights service  in December at the Countess of Chester Hospital which  has also been an annual event for several years.

The May 2014 concert at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall was based on a ‘Music Hall’ show theme. It also featured a saxophone quartet and an oboe duet from members of the band.

In July 2014, the band played as part of a concert at Abbey Gate School which was great fun!

The bands next appearance is at Eaton Hall Open Day on Sunday July 27th 2014. It is always great to play at this beautiful venue.

This is followed by an appearance at Hawarden on the morning of  Sunday August 3rd 2014.