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Sandwich Concert Band

appearing at

Deal Memorial Bandstand

Deal, Kent

14:30

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Sandwich Concert Band

Genre

Wind Band

Description

The Sandwich Concert Band, formed in 2011, is a community organisation constituted through Making Music.

It welcomes young and not-so-young players of wind, brass and percussion instruments without audition, but nonetheless striving to perform at a high standard. Our Concert Band musicians are at least Grade 5 standard and comprise a number of music teachers and former professional musicians. Less experienced players perform with the Training Band which encourages and develops those playing at approximately Grades 1 or 2 upwards. If you are interested in joining either group, please see the Recruitment section of our main website.

During the year the Band perform at around 4 or 5 concerts or events, including bandstands and outdoor concerts in the summer and a festive concert at Christmas. The music is diverse and chosen to suit the occasion but will include a mix of marches, classical transcriptions, music from films and shows as well as good symphonic band music.

Programmes often include music that features sections from the Band or individuals in solo numbers. The Sandwich Concert Band is also able to provide smaller wind ensembles for local functions and events.

If you are interested in having the full band or an ensemble perform at your event, please Contact us.

Deal Memorial Bandstand

Venue Type

Public Bandstand

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

Free Admission

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