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Jubilee Celebrations

We are looking forward to putting on our very own jubilee concert on Sunday 5th June at 3pm, Bandstand in Victoria Park.

We will have brass instruments for anyone to try, also a tomobla which all proceeds will go to Fair Frome.

Tuesday 31st May , we played to the residents of Rosetti House, we performed several band marches and music to celebrate the Jubilee. Residents enjoyed Lily The pink, Daisy Bell, Rule Britannia, Sussex by the sea.

Wednesday 1st June: A quartet played to some of the residents of Keyford Heights in their fantastic decorated jubilee lounge room with one of the residents joined in with singing Daisy Bell.

Wells Dressing, St Johns 28th May

It was fantastic to be able to support St Johns Wells Dressing again this year, we were very lucky that the weather was glorious. We performed Onward  Christian Soldiers for the lead up to the start of the short service. The congregation sang out loud to hymns : two well known ones  Praise my soul the king of heaven and To be a pilgrim,  the Well was then blessed. Members of the band then headed to La Strada for our annual ice cream.

WILTS DA BEEHIVE MEET

We entertained the residents at the Wilts DA Beehive, Bradford-on-Avon meet on Wednesday 11th May. It was great to be able to perform as a band once again. We were under the gazebos, lucky it was dry but it was very windy.

 

We performed some of our new music and jubilee section, Dambusters, Sailors Hornpipe, Lovely Jubilee etc. We also played Happy Birthday to one of the Stewards Val Vincent as a surprise. We thanked them for their kind hospitality: hot dogs and refreshments.

FROME TOWN BAND AGM

We held our annual General Meeting on Wednesday 6th April 2022, we had a short performance from our beginners and intermediate band sections. It is fantastic to see the great progress that they are making under the direction of our Musical Director Chris Turner.

We had a finance report delivered by our treasurer June Walsham, which was helped by two of our intermediates. Chair report  from Kirstie Jones who explained about how FTB profile has been raised and what the band has accomplished over the last year especially during covid. Then our Musical Director report, Chris continued to explain how the schools Brass Programme was going. We have so far been into Berkley and Vallis Schools, and we have had more beginners wanting to learn how to play a brass instrument.

 

100 club then presented the band with a £600 cheque to help support the schools brass programme, making music education accessible for all. 

 

Frome committee members were then nominated and seconded.