May 13th 2018
Beckenham Concert Band will be out and
about again this summer making the most of
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.
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
We start at 2:30 and there is no entry charge.
‘Music In The Park’
Alexandra Recreation Ground
Alexandra Road SE20
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
Life Boat Concert
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.