Concert & Training Bands
Concert Band
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The Sandwich Concert Band
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The Concert Band comprises some 40 musicians with a line-up of instruments allowing the group to perform a full range of musical genres. These include marches, classical transcriptions, music from films and shows as well as good symphonic band music. Programmes often feature individuals, guests or sections of the Band in solo numbers, and all of it is tuneful to listen to and enjoyable to perform. We ask that Concert Band musicians are at Grade 5 standard which allows challenging and exciting works to be performed. Recent concerts have included the following pieces: SYMPHONIC / ORIGINAL WORKS English Folk Song Suite, Vaughan-Williams Suite in Eb / Suite in F, Holst Hymn of the Highlands, Philip Sparke Sunrise - Horn Solo, Paul Hart Catskills and New York, Nigel Hess Scenes from an English Landscape, Adam Gorb Ghosts, Stephen McNeff Bridges Over the River Cam, Derek Bourgeois Concert Prelude, Philip Sparke MARCHES The Standard of St George, Kenneth Alford Sousa March Medley The Great Little Army, Sousa Blaze Away, Abe Holtzmann Slaidburn, William Rimmer FILM / TV / SHOWS West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein Pirates of the Caribbean, Klaus Badelt Mancini Medley, Henry Mancini Fiddler on the Roof The Lion King Selection Those Magnificent Men CLASSICAL TRANSCRIPTIONS Light Cavalry Overture, von Suppe Triumphal March from Aida, Verdi Symphony No 5, Beethoven Jazz Suite, Shostakovich OTHER Music, John Miles Instant Concert, arr Harold Walters Classics to Go, arr Geoff Kingston New York, New York Ashokan Farewell, Concert Band performances have included the following venues in East Kent: St Mary’s Church / Arts Centre, Sandwich Deal Festival Margate Theatre Royal St Georges Church, Deal St Peter’s Church, Canterbury Westgate Pavilion Deal Memorial Bandstand Broadstairs Bandstand The Concert Band is also able to provide smaller wind ensembles for local functions and events. If you are interested in having the full band or an ensemble perform at your event, please Contact us. Our smaller ensembles have performed at: The Salutation Gardens, Sandwich Deal Town Hall Christmas open afternoon St Mary’s Royal Wedding Celebration Maurice House, Royal British Legion Ash Church Summer Concert Series Please see the Events page for details of forthcoming concerts featuring the Concert Band, or, if you are a player, please visit the Recruitment page for information about performing with us. We look forward to seeing you!
Concert Band
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