Sandwich Concert Band
Bandstand Concert at Deal Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, Walmer, Kent
on Sunday July 16th. 2017
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The Sandwich Concert Band
Dover District Council Press Release
Keeping In Tune With Community Support - Chairman Visits
Community Grant Recipients
As part of our work to celebrate success in the community, and with this year’s
Community Grants Scheme now launched, the Chairman of Dover District Council
has been visiting community groups who were successful in last year’s scheme.
Community groups looking for funding have been invited to apply for grants from the
DDC Community Grants Scheme 2017-2018, and the closing date for applications is 18 August
2017. DDC is offering funding to groups that can show benefit to the local area, with groups invited
to apply for individual grants from £100 up to £1,000.
Last year, more than £22K was allocated to 29 different community groups across the district. One
of the successful projects was the Sandwich Concert Band. The Chairman of Dover District
Council, Cllr Sue Chandler, met the band and listened to one of their concerts at the Deal
The Sandwich Concert Band received a grant from the DDC Community Grant Scheme to help
pay for new musical scores. The band practises weekly at the Phoenix Centre in Sandwich, and
aims to deliver around four indoor concerts each year plus an outdoor bandstand performance.
Kate Robinson, Chairperson of the Sandwich Concert Band said: “We were delighted to meet the
Chairman and to play at the Memorial Bandstand. It was a very successful afternoon, and it was
great to play a variety of pieces to such an appreciative audience. We are extremely grateful to
DDC for the Community Grant, which has helped us to continue to expand our repertoire for the
Cllr Sue Chandler, Chairman of Dover District Council said: “It was great to listen to the Sandwich
Concert Band and to meet the musicians. It was wonderful to see the large crowd gathered on
Walmer Green, and to see people thoroughly enjoying the free performance and the high calibre of
the music on a sunny Sunday afternoon. We’re delighted to be able to support groups like this with
the Community Grants.”
The Chairman of Dover District Council, Cllr Sue Chandler, meets the band during the interval.
Further details below in press release.