All good things come to an end………….

After 97 years of successful and enjoyable rehearsals and performances the band has reached a decision to call a halt to its activities. Following the events of the past year and with falling player numbers it has been decided that now is the time to bring things to an end.
The band got together for a meal to celebrate all the very many happy years of its existence. The event was held at The Vine pub in Hannington and the evening ended with band members playing some of their favourite hymns.
Many thanks to all of the committee for their commitment over the years and a special thank you to Tony and Shelagh Wythe as Musical Director and Band Secretary for all their many years of hard work ensuring that being a member of the band was a fun and enjoyable pastime.
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December 2020 – What a year!

Well, almost the end of 2020, what a year it has been!

In the absence of new updates for this web site the band has been adding the occasional update on our Facebook page. Perhaps you might like to have a look at our Facebook page for the latest updates?

As this is likely the last update on the band web site this year we would just like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas! Best wishes to everyone and hope you all stay safe! Hopefully see you all sometime next year!


March 2020 – Band rehearsals cancelled until further notice

Sadly the events surrounding the Coronavirus have caught up with the band.

The band committee, with the full support of the band, has decided to cancel all rehearsals and engagements with immediate effect and until further notice. One band member looking on the bright side has already cheerfully pointed out, self-isolation will provide plenty of opportunities for lots of practice, so we should all be amazing musicians when we reconvene !

We will post a new message once the situation changes but in the meantime we hope you all remain sane and stay healthy!


2020 is well under way! Time we posted some news!!!

Its hard to believe the last update on this site was September 2019. Our facebook page tends to have more updates but we must make more of an effort to keep this site up to date!!

What has happened since September? Lots…………   Mostly Park jobs and Christmas events, Park jobs are always fun as long as the weather cooperates and the Christmas events mainly consist of caroling in various forms. That includes raising money for good causes by playing in public as well as attending the Silchester Methodist Carol Service and the Hannington Church Carol Service.

The last event for the band is always Christmas Eve in the village hall. We play carols for about an hour with the audience requesting and singing their favorite carols, then we pop over to the Vine for a quick pint and play a few more carols before heading off in our separate directions!!

Anyway 2020 has arrived…. We will aim to publish events as they become committed so people can come along and hear us play! The first event in the Diary is Sunday 10th May at Micheldever Station where they are holding a big celebration event to mark 180 years since the railway line opened.


15th September – Newbury Park Bandstand

3What a terrific concert. The band was on good form on what was yet another hot day. The band was surprised to see so many people in the park enjoying the music and the good weather. Perhaps this is one of the last hot days of the year and people were determined to make the most of it. Thanks to the players 2who helped us out!  1