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News Years Eve
We busked some merry tunes to Frome Hospital this morning, it was windy and a little rain, We braved an hour playing a set from our busking book and traditional marches, hoping the patients and staff could hear us, we hope they all have a Happy New Year and all the best for 2023.
Christmas Concert support
What a lovely letter in the Frome Times of support from Eleanor and Valerie, who came to watch our Christmas concert.
We held our annual Christmas concert at the Merlin Theatre. It was an exciting event as Frome Town Band performed the music to The Snowman alongside the animation film. "We have been practicing since February and it has been an extreme challenge but the members relished at the chance to perform some high end music" from June.
The annual Music Awards 2022 :
Most promising Newcomer: Sine Scott
Most improved Male: Hugh Fowler
Most Improved Female: Matilda Kotybra
Musician of the Year: Kirstie Jones
Tony Light Award: Greta Goksel
Stannard Award : for outstanding contribution to the band: Shaun O'Connor
We also had a choir from Broad Chalke School which accompanied us and sang a few carols in the second half .
We want to thank everyone for their support and also buying the raffle tickets as that helps to support the beginners and intermediate band throughout the year by keeping the members subs low.
Cornet donated in memory of Terry Mounsher
During our Christmas Eve busking at Westway Precinct - Dalma was presented a cornet by Julie (one of Terry's daughters) that was bought with the money that was raised during Terry Mounsher memorial concert. Terry was the conductor when Frome Town Youth Band started many years ago, and he supported the Frome Town Band for many years.
Events during the festive period
This is the busiest time of the year, we have busked in town, Asda and also played carols to three care homes: Greenhill, Belmont Villa and also Rosetti House. We have enjoyed playing to different audiences especially the ones who cant manage to get out and about.
Christmas Lights switch on
We started the event of the annual Christmas lights switch on in Frome Town Centre, we played a range of carols for the community to join in singing. A lovely event with amazing photos taken of us during the event.
Lions Tree of Remembrance
We were honored to play at the Lions annual Tree of remembrance service at Rook Lane Chapel, every year we play outside to a small audience to remember loved ones who have passed. It is always a lovely outdoor service. Here are tow of our cornet players Phil and June.
Top of the Brass
Lovely to see this article of pupils at St Louis Primary School about our schools "Brass music for all" programme, bringing brass music to our young community in the Frome times.
We are applying for grants to be able to continue this work with our first schools, if you know anyone in Frome who would like to support or sponsor this project, please get in touch
FROME TOWN BAND HOLDS ITS VERY FIRST SUMMER SCHOOL
Two days in August Chris Turner the musical director was supported by Kirstie (Flugel) and June (cornet) by holding our very first Summer School. We had a small bunch of very enthusiastic performers, for some of them it was their very first time at playing a brass instrument, for others it was a great way of introducing them to new instruments, music and rhythms. Even Kirstie and June played new instruments for the duration. It was a fun way of looking at brass music.
As it was a very hot summer, we had treats of ice cream and we played ping pong in the breaks. We gave a performance at the end of the second day to parents, friends and families.
During the summer school we presented three brand new cornets to three of our intermediate band members: Timo, Greta and Emily from proceeds of our Jubilee celebrations: They have continued to play through lockdown and have made massive progress.
Concert in memory of
On Sunday 19th June, past and present members of Frome Town Band came together and played a range of music to celebrate the life of Terry Mounsher, previous conductor of Frome Town Youth Band and later Frome Town Band. We had players come from far and wide to show their love and support to the Mounsher family. We raised a large sum of money and it will be split between the band and ATC.
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 tombola which all proceeds will go to Fair Frome.
to Fair Frome
Tonight we presented Fair Frome with a cheque for £250, proceeds from our Asda Jubilee busk and our Jubilee Concert in the Park. Thank you to everyone who donated
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.