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Eastbourne Bandstand May 13th 2018 3:00pm
Summer Season Beckenham Concert Band will be out and about again this summer making the most of the sunshine. Eastbourne Bandstand Sunday 9th June We are back at the ‘UK’s Busiest Bandstand’ for a traditional Sunday afterrnoon concert of music ranging from marches, show and movie music and light classics. The Concert starts at 3pm. Booking details can be found on the Bandstand website. Broadstairs Bandstand Sunday 16th June Join us at the Bandstand in Broadstairs for an afternoon of music in one of Kent’s most beautiful seaside towns. The Band will be playing a selection of music to make the afternoon swing along. You can also enjoy afternoon teas and food from the Bandstand Cafe. We start at 2:30 and there is no entry charge. ‘Music In The Park’ Alexandra Recreation Ground Alexandra Road SE20 Date TBC Bring along some chairs or a blanket and listen to the Band. There will also be refreshment stalls serving food and drinks. Organised by The Friends of Cator and Alexandra.
Life Boat Concert raises £900 On Saturday 9th March Beckenham Concert Band gave a concert at Orpington Methodist Church on behalf of the Orpington Branch of the RNLI. Playing to a capacity audience the band, under guest conductor Matthew O’Keefe, performed a varied programme. After opening with the theme to The Magnificent Seven the Band moved to a suite of English folksongs arranged by the American Clare Grundman which explored the wide range of moods and sonorities available to this ensemble. Next was Glenn Osser’s Beguine Festival with its sultry latin rhythm under lying the smooth melodies The highlight of the first half was Frank Erickson’s ‘Toccata for Band’ with its Allegro opening featuring trumpets and clarinets thrown into sharp contrast by the warm and rich slow and lyrical section featuring the saxophone and trombone sections. The second half opened with a spirited version of ‘Hello Dolly’ and a suite of music from the opera Carmen. ‘The Girl with the Red Hair’ showed subtle accompaniment to melodic solos on trumpet, trombone and horn. Gershwin featured next with a selection of his songs. The final offering was Henry Wood’s ‘Fantasia on British Sea Songs’ which has become a tradition at this concert with the audience joining in waving flags, clapping and singing along.
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© 2018 Beckenham Concert Band
Beckenham Concert Band

Welcome

40 Years of Making Music

The Beckenham Concert Band is a woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble who perform regularly on request in the Beckenham area and further afield. Many performances are for local charities as well as park and seaside bandstand events. If you would like to hear us, please see our Concerts page for details of all our forthcoming appearances. Looking for somewhere to play? Starting to play again after a break? Looking for a new challenge? Why not come along and sit in on a few rehearsals with us. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at St Barnabas Church Hall, Beckenham. Contact our Membership Secretary for more details at: membership@beckenhamconcertband.com
© 2018 Beckenham Concert Band
Beckenham Concert Band

Welcome

40 Years of Making Music

The Beckenham Concert Band is a woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble who perform regularly on request in the Beckenham area and further afield. Many performances are for local charities as well as park and seaside bandstand events. If you would like to hear us, please see our Concerts page for details of all our forthcoming appearances. Looking for somewhere to play? Starting to play again after a break? Looking for a new challenge? Why not come along and sit in on a few rehearsals with us. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at St Barnabas Church Hall, Beckenham. Contact our Membership Secretary for more details at: membership@beckenhamconcertband.com

OUR NEXT CONCERT

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Summer Season Beckenham Concert Band will be out and about again this summer making the most of the sunshine. Eastbourne Bandstand Sunday 9th June We are back at the ‘UK’s Busiest Bandstand’ for a traditional Sunday afterrnoon concert of music ranging from marches, show and movie music and light classics. The Concert starts at 3pm. Booking details can be found on the Bandstand website. Broadstairs Bandstand Sunday 16th June Join us at the Bandstand in Broadstairs for an afternoon of music in one of Kent’s most beautiful seaside towns. The Band will be playing a selection of music to make the afternoon swing along. You can also enjoy afternoon teas and food from the Bandstand Cafe. We start at 2:30 and there is no entry charge. ‘Music In The Park’ Alexandra Recreation Ground Alexandra Road SE20 Date TBC Bring along some chairs or a blanket and listen to the Band. There will also be refreshment stalls serving food and drinks. Organised by The Friends of Cator and Alexandra.
Life Boat Concert raises £900 On Saturday 9th March Beckenham Concert Band gave a concert at Orpington Methodist Church on behalf of the Orpington Branch of the RNLI. Playing to a capacity audience the band, under guest conductor Matthew O’Keefe, performed a varied programme. After opening with the theme to The Magnificent Seven the Band moved to a suite of English folksongs arranged by the American Clare Grundman which explored the wide range of moods and sonorities available to this ensemble. Next was Glenn Osser’s Beguine Festival with its sultry latin rhythm under lying the smooth melodies The highlight of the first half was Frank Erickson’s ‘Toccata for Band’ with its Allegro opening featuring trumpets and clarinets thrown into sharp contrast by the warm and rich slow and lyrical section featuring the saxophone and trombone sections. The second half opened with a spirited version of ‘Hello Dolly’ and a suite of music from the opera Carmen. ‘The Girl with the Red Hair’ showed subtle accompaniment to melodic solos on trumpet, trombone and horn. Gershwin featured next with a selection of his songs. The final offering was Henry Wood’s ‘Fantasia on British Sea Songs’ which has become a tradition at this concert with the audience joining in waving flags, clapping and singing along.