Fairlop turns 50
As I am sure most of you will know the Band celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. When the Band first met in a notorious thunderstorm after school on 10th June 1968, neither its founder (current President Dennis Carney) or any of the players could dream that the Band would still be going 50 years on.
Naturally, music is at the centre of our celebrations and we are staging two special Concerts.
Saturday 23rd June – The Band will present a concert in the stunning setting of the Chapel at Trinity College in Cambridge. This afternoon concert will be an event to remember and will give people plenty of time to explore Cambridge and its sights before heading to the College to enjoy the music
Sunday 18th November – The Band will present a 50th Anniversary Concert at our most popular concert venue the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford.
Full details of tickets will be listed on the Band website, or you can leave a message for our ticket office on 07598 – 506112 and we will call you back within a few days
As ever a busy time for the Band. We would like to thank all those who supported the various performances. We are sorry we had to cancel the Old Parks Mayhem Concert but the snow made the venue virtually inaccessible and dangerous. We are glad to announce that we will be back there on Sunday 16th December this year.
The Band is always keen to give something back to the community, so as well as supporting local Church services the Band was also pleased to help raise nearly £1,500. This money will go to Maggies, St Francis Hospice and St Nicholas Church.
Goodbye & Hello
2017 saw the departure of 3 long standing members of the band. Solo cornet, Lesley Lewis and 1st trombone, Jeremy Lewis have moved to Yorkshire and we are pleased to know that they are still regular players in their new local brass band. Also, Bb bass player Brian’s increasing work commitments made it impossible for him to remain with the Band. They have all been cornerstones of the Band for many, many years and we wish Lesley, Jeremy, Brian and their families all the best for the future. We are pleased to say that we have recently added several new players to the Band and welcome Sarah Cowley (Cornet), Helen Mottram & Emma Rubery (Euphonium) and Jack Jeffreys (Bb Bass). We trust they have a long and happy stay with the Band. In addition we welcome back Marc Ewers (Cornet) after he had a break from Banding.
To download the date reminder (to stick on your fridge or noticeboard) simply click on the diary at the end of this section below. Here is a synopsis of what is to come:
Baking with Brass
The Band’s first performance this year will be at St Francis Church on March 4th at 3pm. This is a very relaxed and popular concert, where all the funds raised go to St Francis Church. As well as an enjoyable afternoon of music wonderful homemade cakes are available during the interval.
Tickets are available on the door Adults £5 Children £3
Band Quiz Night
Saturday 21st April - 7.30 for 8.00pm - All Saints Church, Woodford Green IG8 0NH
Our annual quiz returns to this lovely venue.
Teams of 10 or contact us, and you can join a table for a fun filled night, including the legendary Quiz Raffle - Bring your own drink and nibbles
Tickets Adults £6, Children £3
Brass on the Grass
Saturday 21st July – St Nicholas Church - Kelvedon Hatch – 7.30pm
Bring your own picnic, drinks and deckchairs and sit out and enjoy what we hope will be a balmy summer evening, with the great sound of Brass. Strawberries & cream and beer from the Brentwood Brewing Company are usually available to buy and help you enjoy your evening. All profits raised from this event will be going to a nominated charity.
Tuesday 18th December – Theydon Bois Village Hall – 7.30pm
Seems strange to be thinking about Christmas so early in the year, but this concert has become a firm favourite and tickets go quickly. A chance to bring your own drink and food and enjoy a night of Christmas Music and sing some carols. Buy a couple of tickets or bring friends and family to make up a whole table, either way we are sure you will have great night.