Ian’s Update July 2014

We are now into the full swing of the summer season but already the Band has been busy over recent months.

In May we performed at the Ormiston Victory Academy in Costessey with a concert involving some of the very talented Performing Arts students.  Some fantastic performances were seen including music from ‘Miss Saigon’ and ‘Love Never Dies’ supplemented by dancing to music such as he ‘Can Can’!

We made our first appearance at Spixworth Village Hall with a packed Proms evening and have 2 return bookings already for 2015!

The following morning we performed for Drayton Building Services fundraiser for East Anglian Children’s Hospices where runners, walkers and cyclists all did their bit to raise funds for the great cause.

Many of you will see both the Band and Training Band performing in the local area and look forward to your support.  Particular dates of interest may be:

Fairhaven Water Gardens – 2pm – Sunday 6th July

Great Plumstead Playing Field – Picnic Concert – 6.30pm Sat 19th July

Gorleston Bandstand – 2pm – Sunday 27th July

Eaton Park – 3pm – Sunday 10th August


Exploding Brass!

After 18 years and 9 concerts, the organising committee have made the difficult decision not to proceed with an event in 2015.  The event has been a fantastic success since the first ‘one off’ event in 1995 and has performed to over 20,000 people and raised in excess of £120,000 for local community groups and charities.  This has made a major impact in Taverham with the Scout Group having a new HQ built in 2000 and with Taverham Band being able to develop and fund not only the main band but the development of the Youth Section with a Training Band, and over 40 children learning brass in the local area.

With event running costs exceeding £50,000 per event and reduced sponsorship in recent years, it was decided to review again in future years when hopefully the sponsorship needed to back such a fantastic event may be possible.  A big thanks to everyone who has supported, taken part or been involved with the events which became the biggest outdoor concert for a single brass band in the country.

Ian Colman – Musical Director

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