Charity Collections – Taverham Concerts 2022

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Taverham, Thorpe Marriott & Drayton Community Food Bank

Taverham Band is proud to support our local food bank with bucket collections at our October (Brass Rocks) and December (Christmas) concerts at Taverham Village Hall and our carol-playing sessions at Tesco, Drayton.

The Taverham, Thorpe Marriott & Drayton Community Food Bank was set up by volunteers in 2020 to help those in need in our local community. They do not ask for vouchers – they are here to help those who need us on a short or long term basis.They operate on a delivery service only. They rely on monetary and food donations from our local community and they also operate a pre-loved site, attend car boot sales, local fairs & fetes to support the Food Bank.

As these are bucket collections please bring some cash along if you prefer to donate that way! Alternatively, you can scan the QR code below to donate using a mobile device, or click here for a donation link. The QR code will also feature at our bucket collections.

The band will also be performing (2pm-4pm) at the Taverham, Thorpe Marriott & Drayton Community Food Bank Christmas Fayre (details below) and we look forward to seieng you there!

Ian’s Update September 2022

July was another busy month again for the Band with concerts at the Bishop’s Garden at Norwich Cathedral, Tesco Drayton and Doughty’s Hospital in Colegate.  We also had a long awaited and re-arranged social event on Norfolk Broads.

We had a couple of rehearsals cancelled in July, one as the result of a mini covid surge and the other when 40C was considered too hot to be trapped indoors blowing hot air!

We are rehearsing for our Autumn concerts at Taverham Village Hall…..


Including music by The Who, Queen, Tina Turner, Rolling Stones and more!!

Concerts are on Friday and Saturday 21st & 22nd Octobertickets available here.

Prices are just £8 adults, £1 (Under 16’s) and include a programme and refreshments!   Book now!

(Tickets from our postponed Spring 2022 concert remain valid for this event – Friday for Friday and Saturday for Saturday)


Finally….any youngsters learning brass?  If so we have vacancies in our training section.  Please get in touch for more details!

Ian Colman MBE  Musical Director

Ian’s Update May 2022

Firstly can we apologise for the fact we had to postpone our Spring Concerts at Taverham Village Hall.   In the days leading up to the concert, 8 members of the band and production team fell to the Covid virus and it was clear that we would be unable to put on the production from a musical and technical point of view.

Tickets (also now on sale here) are valid for our concerts on October 21st & 22nd for the same night.  This concert will feature our ‘Brass Rocks’ programme with a programme of great music from some of the biggest pop artists!

We would like to welcome Paul Frostwick to the cornet section and we’re pleased to say that apart from a couple of delays, all the musicians are now back in the band playing.

April sees us at Spixworth Village Hall and at the end of May we have our first of three performances at Kelling Heath Holiday Park.

A landmark moment has been passed by myself in recent months having been Musical Director of the Band for 30 years having taken over in March 1992 when Norwich City were playing in Europe under Mike Walker!

We will be back in Taverham over the Jubilee weekend for the village event and then in October for our Autumn “Brass Rocks” concerts.

Ian Colman MBE  Musical Director

Ian’s Update April 2022

We will have just held our Spring concerts as this newsletter is issued and we hope everyone who came enjoyed them. Rehearsals have gone well although of course we still get the odd case of ‘isolation’ which can throw plans a bit!

We would like to welcome Paul Frostwick to the cornet section and we’re pleased to say that apart from a couple of delays, all the musicians are now back in the band playing.

April sees us at Spixworth Village Hall and at the end of May we have our first of three performances at Kelling Heath Holiday Park.

A landmark moment has been passed by myself in recent months having been Musical Director of the Band for 30 years having taken over in March 1992 when Norwich City were playing in Europe under Mike Walker!

We will be back in Taverham over the Jubilee weekend for the village event and then in October for our Autumn concerts.

Ian Colman MBE  Musical Director

** TAVERHAM SPRING CONCERTS POSTPONED**

With a significant number of cases of Covid-19 (and rising) amongst the Band and production staff we regret that it is clear that to proceed with the concerts this weekend will be extremely difficult (both from a performance and production point of view) and could subject remaining band, staff and audience members to unnecessary risk.

We have therefore decided to postpone this weekend’s concerts.

All tickets will remain valid for our October concert dates :

– Friday 18th March 2022 tickets will be valid for Friday 21st October 2022 
– Saturday 19th March 2022 tickets will be valid for Saturday 22nd October 2022

If ticket holders are unable to attend on their revised date and require a refund (or if they wish to change to the other date and need a ticket exchange – Friday tickets are not valid for Saturday and vice/versa) please could they let us know as soon as possible.

Ian’s Update March 2022

The Band returned to rehearsal in February and now working hard on our Spring programme.

Tickets are on sale now for our Taverham Village Hall Spring concerts on March 18th and 19th – these concerts will again be run with reduced audience numbers and in line with any government COVID-19 recommendations and/or restrictions in place at the time.

PLEASE NOTE : Tickets are no longer available from local retailers or by telephone directly from the Band local number or Ian.

Tickets can be purchased in several ways. Online is preferred, carries the lowest cost to ticket purchasers, and online sales will take priority when ticket numbers get low :

  1. Online (click the “Book Now” button below) – a small booking fee applies – card payments only. Tickets can be sent by email, SMS text message or by post to your registered card address.
  2. By telephone** via TicketSource on 0333 666 3366 (local rate call charges apply) – a small booking fee plus an additional small telephone booking service charge applies – card payments only, tickets can be sent by email, SMS text message or by post to your registered card address.
  3. By sending a cheque (payable to Taverham Band) and a stamped, addressed envelope (for your tickets to be sent back to you) to Taverham Band, Shedagee, Beech Avenue, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6HW (please allow 7-10 days for processing and postage).

**The TicketSource telephone box office service is currently available from Monday to Friday, 9.00AM to 5.00PM (excluding bank holidays). Calls received outside of available hours will operate on an answerphone and call back basis. Tickets for telephone bookings received more than three working days before the event may be dispatched by post, text message or email depending on customer preference. Tickets for telephone bookings received less than four working days before the event can only be sent to the customer by text message or email. If a customer does not have access to text messages or email, TicketSource will supply the booking confirmation number and you will need to provide the booking confirmation number along with some form of identification on arrival at the venue.

Our events usually sell out and it is only on very rare occasions that small numbers of tickets are available on the door.

Dates and details (click any engagements list entry for more details) for all of our other concerts, engagements and bookings for 2022 can be found in our regularly-updated engagements calendar which can be viewed by clicking here.

Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants helps to fund thousands of local projects across the country. Since 2016 the scheme has supported over 40,000 community groups with more than £90 million in grants. The scheme aims to make a positive difference – because where communities thrive, the Tesco business and colleagues thrive too.

Taverham Band is delighted to announce that we will be part of the scheme running from January to March 2022.

The project with the highest number of votes will receive £1,500, the second placed project £1,000, and the third placed project £500.

With engagement income during the worst of the pandemic disappearing, but fixed costs continuing, this additional income will be a major boost to the Band finances.

You will be able to vote at these local stores :

  • Tesco Express Thorpe Marriott NR8 6AX
  • Tesco Express Taverham NR8 6AD
  • Tesco Express Hethersett NR9 3AB
  • Tesco Superstore Norwich Drayton NR8 6PT

so please remember to collect your blue tokens at the checkout and to place your vote in the box provided in each store!

Ian Colman MBE  Musical Director

Ian’s Update February 2022

Hi everyone – we hope you had a great Christmas and wish you all a belated Happy New Year!

Tickets are on sale now for our Taverham Village Hall Spring concerts on March 18th and 19th – these concerts will again be run with reduced audience numbers and in line with any government COVID-19 recommendations and/or restrictions in place at the time.

PLEASE NOTE : Tickets are no longer available from local retailers or by telephone directly from the Band local number or Ian.

Tickets can be purchased in several ways. Online is preferred, carries the lowest cost to ticket purchasers, and online sales will take priority when ticket numbers get low :

  1. Online (click the “Book Now” button below) – a small booking fee applies – card payments only. Tickets can be sent by email, SMS text message or by post to your registered card address.
  2. By telephone** via TicketSource on 0333 666 3366 (local rate call charges apply) – a small booking fee plus an additional small telephone booking service charge applies – card payments only, tickets can be sent by email, SMS text message or by post to your registered card address.
  3. By sending a cheque (payable to Taverham Band) and a stamped, addressed envelope (for your tickets to be sent back to you) to Taverham Band, Shedagee, Beech Avenue, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6HW (please allow 7-10 days for processing and postage).

**The TicketSource telephone box office service is currently available from Monday to Friday, 9.00AM to 5.00PM (excluding bank holidays). Calls received outside of available hours will operate on an answerphone and call back basis. Tickets for telephone bookings received more than three working days before the event may be dispatched by post, text message or email depending on customer preference. Tickets for telephone bookings received less than four working days before the event can only be sent to the customer by text message or email. If a customer does not have access to text messages or email, TicketSource will supply the booking confirmation number and you will need to provide the booking confirmation number along with some form of identification on arrival at the venue.

Our events usually sell out and it is only on very rare occasions that small numbers of tickets are available on the door.

Dates and details (click any engagements list entry for more details) for all of our other concerts, engagements and bookings for 2022 can be found in our regularly-updated engagements calendar which can be viewed by clicking here.

Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants helps to fund thousands of local projects across the country. Since 2016 the scheme has supported over 40,000 community groups with more than £90 million in grants. The scheme aims to make a positive difference – because where communities thrive, the Tesco business and colleagues thrive too.

Taverham Band is delighted to announce that we will be part of the scheme running from January to March 2022.

The project with the highest number of votes will receive £1,500, the second placed project £1,000, and the third placed project £500.

With engagement income during the worst of the pandemic disappearing, but fixed costs continuing, this additional income will be a major boost to the Band finances.

You will be able to vote at these local stores :

  • Tesco Express Thorpe Marriott NR8 6AX
  • Tesco Express Taverham NR8 6AD
  • Tesco Express Hethersett NR9 3AB
  • Tesco Superstore Norwich Drayton NR8 6PT

so please remember to collect your blue tokens at the checkout and to place your vote in the box provided in each store!

Ian Colman MBE  Musical Director

Win a £1,000 Sainsbury’s Gift Card or up to £25,000 each week!

Thank you to all of our supporters who have already joined the Broadland Community at Heart Lottery – with 50p of each £1 entry ticket directly benefitting the Band this has been a real boost to somewhat depleted finances during the pandemic.

For anyone that hasn’t seen the opportunity yet, there’s an additional prize of a £1,000 Sainsbury’s gift voucher to be won – to be in with a chance to win this (or any of the other prizes on offer) you’ll need to be signed up for the draw before 26th February 2022.

Our dedicated signup page can be found here :

https://www.communityatheartlottery.com/support/taverham-band

Good luck to all players, existing and new!