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Frome Town Drone Show
Saturday 4th November : What a fantastic night for the community of Frome. In conjunction with Frome Town Council (Rotary, Lions and Inner Wheel ), Celestial Labs Ltd put on an awesome drone show in replacement of fireworks, around 500 drones was used to create a show with aliens, spaceships and even Stonehenge. Over 7,500 people turned up to watch the free event. Frome Town Band, alongside other Frome Charities supported the event by collecting donations which will be given back to the Frome Charities.
Cheese & Grain 25th Birthday
We were privileged to open up the 25th Birthday celebrations for the Cheese & Grain on Sunday 17th September. The band performed several pieces of music with a special rendition of Happy Birthday.
Members of the band Adrian , Chris, Kirstie & Alan Photo from Frome Times
Frome Cheese Show
Saturday 9th September
We were invited to play on the music stage at the annual cheese show at West Woodlands showground. It was a very hot occasion, we performed a range of music from traditional brass marches from Barnard Castle to Sussex by the sea and some from our TV/film theme tune set: Police Academy - Monsters Inc. With a frim favourite The floral dance.
Sunday 16th July
We held our annual event at the Frome Festival in the Bandstand, Victoria Park. This was the first performance for some of our band members where we showcased our Beginner and intermediate bands.
Main Band set one:
1. The Flintstones
2. John Williams
3. Monsters inc.
4. My heart will go on
5. Disney on Parade
6. James Bond
1. When The Saints
2. Twinkle Twinkle
3. Au Clair de la Lune
4. German Tune
5. Ode to Joy
2. Amazing Grace
4. Johnny Todd
Main Band set two:
1. The Muppets
2. The Police Academy
4. The Lion King
5. Pirates of the Caribbean
Frome Town Band perform at Hayesdown School
Monday 12th June
As our schools programme "Brass music for all" is underway - we are currently at Hayesdown giving free taster sessions of brass music to pupils (we receive funding from local and national grants). Musical Director Chris Turner is working in small groups of 6, teaching them how to read and play brass a instrument.
Some main band members went along to their assembly to play to them, pupils could answer Chris's questions and even one of the pupils conducted the main band and did quite a good job, Watch out Chris !
Musical Conductor : Chris
1st Cornet: Alan
2nd Cornets: June & Dalma
Bass Trombone: Shaun
Lions Fair, Victoria Park Saturday 10th June
Main band were invited to play in the afternoon at the Lion's Fair. It was a very sunny day and we played a set from our Tv & Film theme tunes, alongside some of our traditional brass band marches. It was Hugh's first performance as the main band drummer, amazing job he did too.
Kings Coronation Concert
Sunday 7th May
Frome Town Band were delighted to hold another celebration concert in Victoria park, playing in the bandstand is a great experience especially as some of our members have never performed in public before.
Dalma performed a solo of "Morning is broken" in the Intermediate band. The weather was super, we had fabulous donations for our cake and tombola store and we had a very good crowd of support. Thank you to everyone who came to support us.
Wells Dressing, St John's Church, Frome
Saturday May 27th
Frome Town Band supported St John's Church for their annual Wells Dressing, it was a lovely sunny morning. The display below was made by pupils at St Johns First School. We then went and had an ice cream at la Strada as a little treat.
Frome Town Band AGM
Wednesday 17th May
Frome Town Band held their Annual General Meeting, we were delighted to hear the beginners and intermediates play us a short repertoire of what they are currently playing:
We had the finance report, Report from Musical Director Chris Turner and the the Chairmans Report from Kirstie Jones.
Kirstie presented the band with a cheque of £600 from the bands 100 club, which is going towards the school brass programme.
All nominations were received and seconded by members of the band:
Chair: Kirstie Jones
Treasurer: June Walsham and Adrian Parnham (To start off as joint leads but with Adrian to take over during the year)
Secretary: June Walsham
Committee Members: Dalma Luttrell, Alan Sills, Chris Talman
FROME Lions sponsored Swim, Sunday 19th March
Frome Town Band entered two teams into the Frome Lions sponsored swim event, "Fish out of Water" and "Mermoids". They have raised a huge sum of money , thank you to everyone who took part.
FROME TOWN BAND SOCIAL SKITTLES
Friday 27th January
All members were invited to our New Year
social event, playing skittles in two teams of
Sharps & Flats, mixed up from family members
it was a very tight game. Flats won 5 but
Sharps nailed the last game. An enjoyable
evening had by all at Frome Rugby Club.
Band member Polly was under the watchful
eye of Band President Jim