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Frome Festival 11th July 2021
We had a fabulous time in Victoria Park playing on the last day of Frome Festival, so we couldn't order nice weather but we are very thankful to all our wonderful resilient supporters who braved the spots of rain and downpours at one point.
The main band started the set with a traditional brass band march "True and Trusty", we played our new set of English folk songs which we learnt over zoom at the start of the pandemic, Hymn to the fallen (Saving Private Ryan theme tune ) - one of the band's favourites and others.
It was then time for the beginners band - for some of them it was their very first performance and we thought they did brilliantly! "Ode to Joy", "When the saints" and some nursery songs.
Intermediate band then took up the reins - "Morning has broken", "Amazing grace" (was amazing!) and finished with "Camptown Races".
Main band came back for the final set, we started with the "Floral Dance" which was dedicated to Tony Light who passed away recently, he was was the conductor of the band in the late 1970's, then followed with a suite from the "Sound of Music" (raindrops on roses...literally at this point), "Angels" and we finished with the "Three lions" - football anthem to wish them luck in the final. This was sight read by many who couldn't make the last rehearsal.
We have really enjoyed getting together to get ready, we only had 4 weeks as a whole main band before this performance due to covid measures. Looking forward to our summer performance - please check the calendar for more information.
Frome Town Band have restarted practice since we have come out of lockdown using the bandstand in Victoria park. Until the next step in the road map, beginners, intermediates and main band are playing every Wednesday night from 6-9pm.
It has been so good to practice face to face and we have also had some lovely comments from our community.
We are also practicing in groups of six most Sundays from 3pm, playing a range of music from marches to our busking set.
We look forward to seeing you in the park.
Practice in the Park
ASDA donation to our Frome Festival tombola
We want to extend our thanks to Frome Asda for the generous donation to our tombola store which we will have with our performance of "Brass in the Park" on Sunday 11th July 2-4pm. This will help us to raise important funds as we have not been able to perform this last year. We are excited to be able to perform again and looking forward to outdoor rehearsals which begin on Weds 21st April.
FTB AGM 2021
Frome Town Band held their Annual General Meeting on the 23rd March 2021 on zoom, it was very productive and we gained two new committee members who we look forward to working with this year.
We had a cheque presented to us from the 100 club for £600. We now have 100 members in our 100 club and Frome Town Band are extremely grateful for their continuous support especially during the last year.
FROME TOWN BAND VIRTUAL SIX NATIONS JOURNEY
Members continued with band rehearsals on zoom at the start of the year due to the pandemic and still in lockdown. Although it was quite difficult to stay in time with the technical delay, we are a community band having fun.
We were challenged by our Musical Director to complete our very own virtual journey of the six nations whilst the rugby tournament was on. Our version of Swing Low Sweet Chariot was made into a video and went onto our social media and was shared around Frome on FaceBook. Members practiced and videoed their pieces; we are looking forward to our virtual story which will include some clips of our efforts which will be out soon.