Pangbourne and District Silver Band

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by DaveR, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    The last couple of months have been extremely busy for the Pangbourne and District Silver Band. At the end of August, the band joined forces with the Blandford Stour Valley Band and went on a very successful concert tour of the Harz Mountains in Germany. The combined bands (complete with its very own army of loyal supporters) performed three concerts during the six day tour; one in the concert hall at Altenau, another on the pavement outside the Rathaus (town hall) in Duderstadt, and the third in a OAP residential home in Goslar. All concerts were extremely well received, especially the concert in Duderstadt which brought the town to a standstill as the Saturday morning shoppers stopped to listen. After the concert, the Mayoress of Duderstadt gave a vote of thanks to the band on behalf of the town for the excellent standard of music enjoyed by all.

    Conducted jointly by the band’s Musical Director David Roberts and Tim Stankus (M.D. of Blandford Stour Valley Band), the concert programme included both old and new brass band numbers such as Castell Coch, Calling Cornwall, Autumn Leaves, and Breezin’ down Broadway. Solos throughout the concert tour were provided by David and Kathryn Worboys (Soprano and Flugel) who performed Bring Him Home and Share my Yoke respectively; Neil Hancock (Trombone) who played The Joker, and Peter Burnley who performed Tuba Smarties on E-flat bass. Also extremely well received was a trombone trio (Neil Hancock, Bruce Harding and Tony “Tiger” Hart) playing Basin Street Blues.

    More recently, the band held an open rehearsal at the Pangbourne Village Hall. This was directed by Major Ian Peaple, who is Musical Director of the Band of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Ian put the band through its paces throughout the afternoon, and his relaxed yet inspirational style of conducting was greatly enjoyed by everybody who took part. Watch this space for more events of this nature in the future!

    The band is also currently active in trying to recruit a new musical director to replace David Roberts, who is retiring after nearly 9 years of service due to increasing work commitments. It is also looking for a dedicated Principal Cornet (although all new players are always very welcome!) to help lead this friendly and ambitious band to new successes in the future. Further details and contacts are available from the Band’s website (
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  2. barnybeebop

    barnybeebop Member

    Link to Band Site

    Hi Dave

    Just to let you know and anybody else looking at this that the link in your post had got a bracket ) at the end by mistake.

    Consequently it doesn't come up with the page correctly.

  3. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Thanks Barny,

    And thanks to Peter for editing it so that it works!