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Hythe Town Concert Band

appearing at

Deal Memorial Bandstand

Deal, Kent

Sunday 17th of May 2020

14:30

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Hythe Town Concert Band

Genre

Live Performance
Concert Band

Description

Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings starting at 19:30 until 21:30 with at short break at 20:30 at Saltwood Primary School, Grange Road, Saltwood, CT21 4QS

The band is always ready to welcome new players. Anyone who plays a concert band instrument (wind, brass or percussion) and wishes to join must be at least grade 5 ability although he or she doesn’t necessarily have to have taken the exam. If you are not quite sure how you would fare why not come along and find out by sitting in at a rehearsal. You won’t know unless you try.

Alternatively, if you are below grade 5 standard you don’t need to miss out. Why not join our training band rehearsals of which are also held on Tuesdays at the same venue from 18:15 until 19:15. It is open to players of any age, young and not so young who are at least grade 1 standard.

Joining the training band will not only provide you with the opportunity to enjoy the experience of ensemble playing with others of a similar standard to yourself but it is a terrific way to improve your playing. Of course, as an added incentive once you have improved to the required standard you will be encouraged and invited to graduate into the Concert Band.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact us or just come along to a rehearsal. You will be very welcome.

Deal Memorial Bandstand

Venue Type

Public Bandstand

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Description

On 22nd September 1989 the IRA exploded a bomb at the Royal Marines School of Music in Deal that killed 11 Musicians and seriously injured 11 more. The Deal Memorial Bandstand Trust (Registered Charity No 1045095) exists to maintain The Memorial Bandstand (built in 1993) to stage a serious of 'free' public concerts on the Bandstand between May and September each year.

The Memorial Bandstand Trust is managed by a Board of 4 unpaid Trustees and a Committee of 14 volunteers, each of who bring significant experience and expertise to assure the competent governance of the charity and successfully stage concerts for the benefit of the public.

The aim of the concerts is to keep alive the memory of the 11 Royal Marines Musicians who were killed by the bomb. The Deal Memorial Bandstand is seen as a 'living' Royal Marines Memorial to those who died.

The Deal Memorial Bandstand is located on Walmer Green in Deal. It is a memorial to the 11 musicians killed when the Royal Marines barracks was bombed on 22nd September 1989. Eleven of the twelve-sided structure have engraved tablets bearing the names of those that lost their lives.

Concerts are performed on Sunday afternoons from May to September each year, commencing at 2.30pm. We also hold a Carol Concert each December.

The concerts are free of charge, as are the chairs, although we do hold a collection and sell raffle tickets to cover the costs of hiring the bands and towards the upkeep of the Bandstand.

We also have a Bandstand Chaplain - The Reverend Seth Cooper who is the vicar of St Marys and St Saviours churches in Walmer.

Walmer Green,

Deal,

Kent,

England,

CT14 7DX.

ToiletsFamily FriendlyDog FriendlyCafe Nearby

Sorry, This Gig has been Cancelled

Free Admission with a voluntary collection

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