Wells Massed Bands.
The band had a great afternoon playing in Wells Park with various other bands including Wells City Band. It was well attended and the crowd seemed to very much enjoy the music, and the sunshine.
The band have already been celebrating the festivities, playing at the Paulton Light Switch On, as well as Cholwell House Nursing Home. This week they are also playing at Farrington Gurney Farm Shop, and at Lansdown Cricket Club.
The band managed to raise £54.01 by collecting at their recent visit to play at the Clevedon bandstand. Thank you to all that donated!
Congratulations to Jodie and Ben on the birth of Katie... hopefully to be the newest member of the band, when she picks her instrument!
The band will be playing at the Tabor Church in Timsbury this Sunday, for a little harvest festival, with hymns and a few extras. Why not pop along and see us from 6pm.
The Band are back practicing hard after the summer break... it will soon be time to start dusting off those Christmas Tunes!!!
We would like to welcome Jack H as our new drummer! He is already doing an awesome job in practice, we can't wait to be playing at venues with a full band!
Happy New Year
The band had a fantastic run up to Christmas with plenty of xmas concerts and carols played. We'd now like to wish you all a very happy new year, and look forward to seeing you at some point in 2017!
Band practice starts again on Monday 9th January at 7:30. See you there!
Paulton Concert band are proud to be playing for Armistice Day at Paulton Cenotaph. 2pm Sunday 13th November.
Band Members... there will be no band practice on Monday 14th November due to the MSN carnival!
Farrington Farm Shop
The band will be playing at Farrington Farm shop on the 16th November for their open evening. This is always an enjoyable event. We look forward to seeing you there!
We have some new music which we are busy practicing! You'll have to come along and have a listen at our next event to find out what they are!
Happy Birthday your majesty!
Paulton Concert Band Played at the Timsbury Tea Party to celebrate the Queen's birthday. It was a delightful afternoon, and the band were treated to a ploughmans lunch, and a cream Tea! Very sophisticated! And VERY yummy!!! Thank-you!
The band are going to enjoy a trip on the John Rennie in mid-April to celebrate the qmount of work they put in over Christmas especially! Most of the band are really looking forward to it!
The band have been practising so hard for their up and coming concert. Why not come and see if all their hard work has paid off! We have some new pieces which we've learned from scratch, and a few pieces you might not have heard us play before! It's going to be a very entertaining night, and we get to play in the new building of Mardons Social club, so it will be different to our previous concerts! There will also be a raffle!
Go on, come and join us!
Massed Band Event in Wells!
Wells City band invited Paulton Concert band to play in a massed band event at the Wells bandstand on Sunday 5th June. Everyone had a lot of fun, it was sunny and their was a very large appreciative crowd!! We even learnt some new music!
A brilliant day out and we'd love to do it again!
Happy New Year, from Paulton Concert Band!
The band enjoyed many concerts over the Christmas period. We were very busy!
One of our highlights was playing outside Richard's house (as he was still poorly) on the pavement! This got filmed and put on Facebook where it received loads of likes!
We were happy to have John conduct us, as well as it being the first few outings for some new members of the band. We definately sounds a lot more confident with the added numbers and skills that our new members bring! Thank you for joinging us!
See the photo's page for some pictures of our latest playing!
Paulton village came out in the rain and wind on Sunday to remember the fallen at the armistice parade at the cenotaph. The band was thanked afterwards and received compliments on their playing. It is as always an honour to be asked to play for such a hertfelt event.
Double Hills Memorial
The band played at the 71st Double Hills memorial on Sunnday 6th September. To Commemorate the event on Sunday 17 September 1944 when sixteen glider and tug combinations took off from RAF Keevil for Arnhem as part of Operation Market Garden. Horsa Glider RJ113 was in this group of aircraft and contained 21 men from No 1 Platoon 9th (Airborne) Field Company Royal Engineers. While over the village of Farrington Gurney an explosion occurred in RJ113 splitting the glider in two. With no tail section the glider lost lift, broke its tow line and crashed into the Double Hills meadow near Paulton, killing all occupants.
It was a lovely sunny day, and a very fitting and well planned memorial. The band had practiced hard to get our performance spot on, and we were honoured to play at such an event. We hope to play there again next year.
We have some photo's of this event on the Gallery pages.
There will be no band rehersal on Monday 14th September as another function has been booked into the hall. Please don't turn up... or you may have to take part in the meeting going on there!
Where did the summer go?!
We hope you had a good one, whatever you got up to.
Band had a couple of practices during the summer to keep things going, but are officially back to band on Monday 7th Septemeber.
We're playing at Paulton's Party in the Park on Saturday 18th July, why not come and listen between 2 and 5pm. There's lots of other things going on too!
Cas is trying to organise a band social for September/October time. Band members and friends of the band, please let her know which Fridays and possibly Saturdays you are available in September/ October time ASAP!
Unfortunately Richard has fractured (I think?) his leg and is unable to put any weight on it! Practices will go ahead with the last one being on Monday 20th July, but we will be conductorless until September!
We have been practicing hard for the summer season, when we are going to be playing in some of the local parks and at some of the local fetes and events. Our firsst booking is on the Bank Holiday Monday at the end of May, in Kilmerston for Kilmerston Village day.
We have been busy practicing our old favourites, as well as a couple of new pieces... I'm not revealing anything... if you would like to know what they are, you'll have to come and have a listen!!!
We're back to practicing for any up and coming events. Blowing out the cobwebs and looking and renewing some of our older music! We may even have some new pieces in store - watch this space!
So far the Christmas season has been a busy one for the band, and there's still a couple more session to go.... why not come and see us playing at the Hub in Paulton on Saturday 20th from 10-12!
We've played in all sorts of places, from Twerton Liberal club, where the band enjoyed a duet performed by richard and one of the members playing a teapot!!! To Dobbies Garden Centre, and Radco Superstore, where the band received 2 boxes of chocolates for their efforts, as well as aplause from the shoppers, and some generous donations from passwers by.
We will be playing at the Hub on Saturday 20th December, and at Paulton Hospital and Bloomfield care home on Monday 22nd December.
On behalf of the band, we Wish you all a merry christmas and a Happy New year! Best wishes for the future - we'll see you next year!
The band really enjoyed playing at Cadbury Garden Centre on the 22nd November. We had a lot of support from the customers, and even some requests! There are some recordings and photographs of this on the Gallery page and Music Page! Check them out!
Residents of Cholwell house enjoyed a sing along to some of their favourite carols on Monday. I think the band enjoyed it as much as the residents! There was even some dancing going on! Thank you for inviting us to come and play, we hope to do it again next year.
Paulton Concert Band kicked off the caroling season in Cribbs Causeway on 21st November. Thank you to everyone who played, and to the support from passers by for the singing, and donations!
Farrington Farm Shop
Paulton Concert band will be playing at Farrington Farm shop this Wednesday 19th November on their tasting evening. It sounds like a great time to visit the shop and listen to the band play!
Cadbury Garden Centre
The Band are playing at Cadbury Garden Centre, from 11-1 this SATURDAY (not Sunday as previously listed) Come and have a listen and a look round!
Paulton Concert band were proud to take part in the armistice parade at Paulton. It was a very thoughtful occassion, and it felt important to us to play in our band's home town.
We have since received a letter of thanks from the Paulton Royal British Legion; but we were grateful and happy for the opportunity to play.
Band Practice and Carnival
There will be no band practice on Monday 10th November, because of the disruption to travel due to the norton carnival.
Paulton Concert Band have been practicing for their involvement in the Armistice at Paulton War Memorial. We will be playing from approx 2:15pm on Sunday 9th November at the war memorial in Paulton.
Band Practice begins!
Band Practice will recommence on Monday 8th September 2014.
Summer Concert 2014
Friday 11th July saw the band's Summer concert take place at Mardons Social Club.
The band were very well received, and played a variety of songs, including some old favourites and some new ones! The concert considered the tunes played to include some of the nationalities represented in WWI, by playing tunes from different places, or songs from composers from different places. As well as an entire song which was extracts from 'Tommies Tunes' to play some of those old favourites from the war, such as 'pack up your troubles'.
There was a raffle at half time and the bar was open throughout the evening.
The finale was chosen by the bands Musical Director, Richard, with the promise that the band would hear the reasoning behind it on the night, and a very special meaning it had too... it was the same run through of songs played ot a memorial concert to comemorate 11 Royal Marine band members killed in a bombing in 1989 in Deal, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deal_barracks_bombing) some of those injured and killed were Richards friends. It was very touching.
Paulton's Party in the Park
July 5th 2014
The band played at Paulton's Party in the Park on Saturday 5th July. It was a great event and there were crowds of people there as it was a lovely day to be out and about.
The band played after the Queen orf Paulton's arrival and in between various displays of dancine, majouretting and martial arting!
It was a great practice for the up and coming summer concert.
It's summertime! That means the band have been out and about playing songs in the local parks and at local events.
Recently the band played on the bandstand in Victoria Park in Bath. It was a lovely day for it, and we had a larger than normal and very appreciative audience.
Previous to this the band played at St John Coles Park in Chippenham, and in the Village Hall at the local Kilmerston Village Day.All were very enjoyable events... and we still have some coming up... why not check out our events page to find out more!
Rodney Williams memorial Concert
Paulton Concert Band recently played a memorial concert for the late Rodney Williams. (Chairman for the band.) The concert was attended by many o Rodney's friends and family. Rodneys family also made a presentation of a brand new E flat Bass to the band, which was bought with the funds put forward in memory of Rodney Williams. The tunes the band played were very thought out and were all chosen because they were Rodney'd favourites, or because they reminded people of him. I'm sure he would have loved it!
Practice Practice Practice!
The band have recently been very busy practicing for the up and coming Summer events, including the summer concert.
We have some new tunes in store, including some to commemorate WWI.