Ian’s Update November 2018

Well it’s fast approaching our busy festive season but let’s first take a moment to reflect on our recent outings!

Firstly, can we thank those of you who attended our October concerts. I hope you enjoyed the shows, your support for which is very much appreciated. We included many war time, RAF related, tunes as well as some West End classics! It really was a magnificent show and your response made the production effort so worthwhile.

The logistics of putting on the Taverham shows are many and varied and there is so much work that goes on behind the scenes to make the shows happen. The hall is booked many months in advance and the band and junior band is then rehearsed for several weeks before the show. During this time the shows are promoted and ticket sales systems are put in place. On the Thursday before the show, an army of volunteers build the stage as, of course, it is not a permanent fixture – if only it were! It takes about 2 hours to build the stage before the extensive percussion section can be placed in position. The lights and PA are then set up and checked before we can finally head off home.

On the evening of the show the catering team arrive to prepare the interval refreshments – they also provide a buffet for the band and crew after Saturdays show! After Saturdays show the audience leaves and the task of dismantling the stage begins! Its hard work but your enthusiastic response makes it so worthwhile.

Our Christmas Concert tickets are now on sale:

Taverham Band Christmas Show!!

Taverham Village Hall

Fri/Sat 14th/15th December – Doors Open 7pm

Tickets £8   Child £4

Fun and festive music for all the family!

Candlelit Carol Concert

St Edmunds Church – Taverham

Tuesday 18th December – Doors open 7pm

Tickets £6  Child £3

All your favourite carols and Christmas music in the lovely candlelit church.


Tickets available online here , 01603 868680, Drayton Post Office, The Kitchenary (Taverham Nursery), Abbotts Estate Agents – Victoria Road Taverham and Pymm & Co Estate Agents – Thorpe Marriott.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Check out our engagements list for up and coming shows! 

Ian Colman MBE  – Taverham Band