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You are never too old to learn - so if you would like to come and have a go contact us at contactfrometownband@gmail.com

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE 14th December 2019

We have been donated some exciting prizes so far: A days pass for four people to Center Parcs, Signed photo of Coronation Street Cast, £10 Frome Memorial Theatre Voucher, Family ticket for "We are the Curious" Bristol, Set of photo frames donated from Asda. If any local businesses would like to donate a prize please contactfrometownband@gmail.com

 

Concert at North Bradley WI

We performed a concert for the ladies at North Bradley WI. We

performed our new set of Glenn Miller, Disney, Mary Poppins and

also our old favourites. We also had a short performance from our

Grade One players who were due to take their exam this week. We

are very proud of their performance, especially from our solo

players. Well Done. The WI set on a lovely spread of homemade

sandwiches

and tasty cakes.

New Rehearsal Space

We have moved after 60 years of playing in the band room...... we are now rehearsing in Frome College in the old media centre. We are still welcoming beginners to join us 6-7pm, also welcome experienced players. Please email contactfrometownband@gmail.com for more information.

FROME TOWN BAND AGM Friday 16th March 2019

We held our annual general meeting on Friday 16th March, Our Honorary President Jim Boulter thanked Matthew Woolford for his time as Chairman and also Dave Lapham for his 20 years of service in the treasurer role. We also thanked Chris Turner for his musical directorship for the last year, his enthusiasm in building the beginners band which continues to grow. 

 

Kirstie Jones from the 100 club presented a cheque of £600 this year, this will support at least 4/5 members of the beginners band to practice and take their Grade 1 music exam. This is extremely important in building these players confidence when they link up to main band. We wish them luck in the next term as they prepare for their first exam in Brass. Last years donation from the 100 club was put towards buying some excellent new music which we have started to practice and hope to play in public very soon.

Music Awards for 2018

Most promising Newcomer:   Loretta Marks 

Most improved Female:          Isobelle Lear

Most improved Male :              Billy Talman

Musician of the Year :              June Burgess

Stannard Award: For outstanding contribution to the Band : Kirstie Jones

                  Isobelle Lear                              Billy Talman                                         Kirstie Jones

New uptake for 2019

 

We are pleased to have 4 new beginners at the start of the year. It is very encouraging to see such enthusiasm for music. Music education is vital and often so expensive especially if you have private tuition. At Frome Town Band we are offering group tuition in a band environment, for £7 a month, this includes the loan of a brass instrument, an hours band practice / tuition. We are hoping that three of our beginners band are going to take their Grade One later this year. They have  progressed really well and one of them is now joining in with the main band as Second Cornet - Well Done Isobelle x

We would like to extend our thanks to the following companies for our Raffle prizes for our Christmas Concert 2018:

 

So far we have been donated:

  • Adult & Child Day Rover Ticket - East Somerset Railway

  • Bath Spy Mission Treasure Trail ticket

  • £10 Voucher from Frome Memorial Theatre

  • Day entry ticket – Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

  • Family ticket Haynes motor museum

  • Gift card £27 for Brokerswood

  • Family ticket for Roman baths, Bath fashion museum & Victoria Gallery

  

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Here is our Official poster for the Christmas Concert

You can download it now

Wednesday 29th August 2018

Band rehearsals start back after the glorious summer, Beginners 6-7pm and Main band 7-9pm.  If you would like to join the band, then please come along and sign up for a fun musical evening. Frome Town Band will loan you a brass instrument to get you started. If you already play a brass instrument - you are very welcome to join our main band - please email contact@frometownband.uk for more information.

Summer Social Picnic & Rounders Sunday 22nd July 2018

Frome Town Band members met up for a picnic and game of rounders on a very hot Sunday afternoon in July. It was a fabulous friendly match with some stunning rounders and also some awesome catches especially one from Owen. On 4th post we had to run through a much appreciated water spray which significantly cooled us down getting to last post. Our thanks goes to our Host Matthew and his family in a brilliant afternoon of fun.

100 Club Donation to Frome Town Band March 2018

Kirstie Jones handed over a cheque of £700 at the AGM and we are pleased to announce that we are going to buy some music with the money. If you would like to join the 100 Club to help raise funds for Frome Town Band, please visit the 100 Club page in which you can email Kirstie directly.

FROME TOWN BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2017

Our annual Christmas concert was a huge success. It was held at Wesley Methodist Church alongside Warminster community choir. We completed a programme of traditional Christmas carols with some music from the past. We are looking forward to next years Christmas Concert on the 15th December 2018.