COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 12th May 2021

 

Update as at 12th May 2021 :

Now that the next stage of easing of restriction has been confirmed, the band will return to rehearsals on Tuesday 18th May. It has been necessary to find a new (interim?) rehearsal space which will be run according to COVID-19 compliant guidelines as issued by Brass Bands England.

Our engagements calendar has also been updated to reflect a limited programme of events through the Summer – with such minimal available practice time our Spring (postponed to July) “flagship” concerts at Taverham Village Hall will now not take place.

Dates for our October and Christmas Taverham concerts are on the list (please mark your diaries!) and ticket arrangements will be published at some time after 21st June, once the next stage of easing has happened and we know what special arrangements (if any) will be necessary (e.g. reduced capacity, contact tracing, etc.)  This will include arrangements for the replacement of any Spring 2020 concert tickets still held as these will not automatically be valid for future concerts.

Update as at 28th March 2021 :

As England starts to move though the various, published, stages of easing of restrictions we have reviewed the latest government guidelines and further, detailed advice from Brass Bands England which all states that rehearsals cannot commence until “17th May at the earliest” and the Band will therefore remain unavailable for engagements until “21st June at the earliest” and in line with further guidance issued as the COVID-19 situation eases.

Update as at 2nd January 2021 :

In light of the ongoing situation the Band management committee has decided, in line with government guidelines, that it is appropriate to continue to take action to protect audience and Band members and all others indirectly connected with the Band.

We managed a handful of rehearsals whilst adhering to the relevant guidelines whilst Norfolk was under Tier 2 restrictions, but the uplift to Tier 4 in late 2020 means that all activity has ceased again, and until any further changes permit.

Our concert programme is being reviewed on a rolling basis – there will be no Taverham Spring concerts in 2021 as rehearsal time will be so limited, if available at all, so dates have been reserved for two Summer concerts instead.

We will of course be monitoring the situation and update as needed.

Please check our engagements calendar for additional updates.

Please click here for details of how tickets for our Spring 2020 Taverham concert tickets will be refunded.

 

Ian’s Update March 2020

Preparations are well under way for the Band’s programme of Spring Concerts leading up to our Victory in Europe Celebration Concert at the Village Hall on 24th & 25th April. For the avoidance of doubt the title refers to the end of the Second World War rather than the UK’s recent departure from the EU, and tickets are selling fast.

Our first outing is to the magnificent Blofield Church, where we will be performing at the second attempt:  our concert there last October had to be cancelled because of flash floods which made the country roads (and much of the Southern Bypass) impassable,  Then we look forward to our annual visit to the Village Hall in Spixworth, which is always a friendly and popular occasion.

We are sorry to report that after many years’ service Andy and Becky Newman have decided to retire from the Band. We will miss their impressive array of percussion instruments as well as Becky’s vocal accomplishments which were always such a popular feature of many of our concerts. Rule Britannia will never be quite the same!

 


Taverham Band Presents:

VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebration Concerts

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th April 2020 – Taverham Village Hall – 7.30pm

Doors Open 7pm

Adults £8 – Under 16’s – £1 – Includes Programme and Refreshments

Tickets available from Drayton Post Office, The Kitchenary (Taverham Nursery),  Abbotts Estate Agents – Victoria Road (Cash sales only)

Online ticket sales (all popular credit and debit cards accepted) – buy online here

Or send SAE with cheque payable to Taverham Band to

Taverham Band, c/o The Chalet, Ringland Road, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6TG

Adults £8 – Under 16’s  – £1 – Includes Programme and Refreshments


Ian Colman MBE  – Taverham Band

Ian’s Update February 2020

Happy New Year to all readers and a big thanks for everyone’s support during a busy 2019.  Our October and December concerts were sell-outs and in addition we performed at Wensum Valley for their Christmas dinner as well as concerts at Frettenham and Mundesley.

In December we were saddened to hear of the passing of one of the Band’s founder team members – Jean Smith.  Many in the village new Roy and Jean and their tireless work with the Taverham Players as well as Taverham Band when it formed in 1974.  Jean was the last surviving member of the inaugural team and I know she was very proud of the legacy left.  Our thoughts go out to all her family.

Our next village concerts will be marking the 75TH Anniversary of Victory in Europe…..  get your tickets now!!


Taverham Band Presents:

VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebration Concerts

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th April 2020 – Taverham Village Hall – 7.30pm

Doors Open 7pm

Adults £8 – Under 16’s – £1 – Includes Programme and Refreshments

Tickets available from Drayton Post Office, The Kitchenary (Taverham Nursery),  Abbotts Estate Agents – Victoria Road (Cash sales only)

Online ticket sales (all popular credit and debit cards accepted) – buy online here

Or send SAE with cheque payable to Taverham Band to

Tav erham Band, c/o The Chalet, Ringland Road, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6TG

Adults £8 – Under 16’s  – £1 – Includes Programme and Refreshments


Ian Colman MBE  – Taverham Band

Ian’s Update December 2019

On behalf of the Band we wish everyone a


Two sell-out concerts took place in the Taverham Village Hall as the Band performed it’s first even Classical Spectacular with The last Night Of The Proms in October.  It was an amazing weekend with tremendous feedback all round. Several band members were presented with long service awards of 20 and even 30 years! Please click here to view a gallery of photographs from both concerts, as well as many from earlier events this year.

 

We are now working towards our Christmas programme and there may even be the last few tickets still available – if so, these will be available online only (see below).

Taverham Band Presents: Christmas Concerts !!!!


Candlelit Carol Concert [Sorry – Sold Out!]

Tuesday 10th December – St. Edmunds Church, Taverham – 7.30pm

Adults £6 – Under 16’s  – £1 [Sorry – Sold Out!]


Christmas Concerts

Fri 20th & Sat 21st  December 2019 – Taverham Village Hall – 7.30pm

Doors Open 7pm

Adults £8 – Under 16’s  – £1 – Includes Programme and Refreshments


Any remaining tickets will be available online only – buy online here

Ian Colman MBE  – Taverham Band

Ian’s Update November 2019

The Sir Henry Wood Promenade Concerts enjoy a worldwide reputation for innovation and performing excellence.  Over the course of the two-month season we get the opportunity to listen to world class orchestras, talented soloists, famous conductors and experience newly-commissioned music. Their enduring popularity is reflected in the many requests by local concert organisers for the Band to include these in our programmes, giving the opportunity for some uninhibited community singing and flag waving.

So it was this year on the actual Last Night when we replicated the fun and games in the Royal Albert Hall with a performance to a packed audience in the magnificent Cromer Church.  Then, once again, we were welcomed by the RAF Benevolent Association in Carnegie Rooms Thetford, in conjunction with the excellent Military Wives’ Choir from RAF Honington and the  Thetford Players.

Unfortunately, owing to the severe weather and flooding in the area our planned concert at Blofield Church had to be cancelled – this will be rearranged for Spring 2020. With our Taverham Concerts having just passed we are now looking to the Christmas season!

We look forward to seeing you all then.

Taverham Band Presents: Christmas Concerts !!!!


 

Candlelit Carol Concert

Tuesday 10th December – St. Edmunds Church, Taverham – 7.30pm

Adults £6 – Under 16’s  – £1


Christmas Concerts

Fri 20th & Sat 21st  December 2019 – Taverham Village Hall – 7.30pm

Doors Open 7pm

Adults £8 – Under 16’s  – £1 – Includes Programme and Refreshments


All tickets available from Drayton Post Office, The Kitchenary (Taverham Nursery),  Abbotts Estate Agents – Victoria Road or buy online here

Ian Colman MBE  – Taverham Band

Ian’s Update October 2019

Taverham Band

Classical Spectacular with The Last Night Of The Proms!

Musical Director – Ian Colman MBE

 

 All your popular classics and Proms favourites!!

 Friday/Saturday 18th & 19th October

Taverham Village Hall – 7.30pm

Sandy Lane, Taverham – NR8 6JRTickets £8 Adult & £1 Child

from Abbotts Estate Agents – Taverham; The Kitchenary @ Taverham Nursery, Drayton Post Office;  online – click here or 01603 868680

Ian’s Update September 2019

August has been slightly quieter with many band members taking a well-earned holiday. However, we did find time to play some memorable shows at Eaton Park and Kelling Heath.

Eaton Park is one of our favourite venues as the park plays an important part of Norwich’s social history. The Norwich parks were built by engaging the unemployed following World War 1. The Prince of Wales officially opened the park in 1928 and there are some splendid photos that capture the occasion. It is always an honour to plays concerts in the parks as it brings back memories of those golden days. We are grateful to the City Council who support the concerts.

The Prince of Wales addresses the crowds at Eaton Park opening ceremony in 1928

Remember to book your tickets for our “home” Taverham concerts on18th/19th October.  Your support will be very much appreciated!

Ian Colman MBE – Musical Director