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Band rehearsals are in full swing

Band rehearsals are in full swing

After more than a year of putting music plans on hold and forgetting how to play our instruments, band rehearsals...

Band members smiling seated for concert

Brackenwood Garden Party concert is a hit for charity, raising £2,400

We all woke up on Sunday 25 July to heavy rain and dark clouds. It was touch and go as...

Potato sculpture like Alan Carr

Taskmaster chaos: potato sculptures, toilet roll towers and stuffing pyjama bottoms

After a variety of entertaining Thursday evenings including Kahoot, general knowledge, a fiendishly tricky bridge quiz, cooking and much more,...

Online cook-along with Karen and Nigel

Online cook-along with Karen and Nigel

Horn player Karen ran a fabulous online cook-along class with her husband Nigel. By the end of the evening we’d...

One year of online meet-ups

One year of online meet-ups

As we’ve reached one year since the first lockdown, flute player Rebecca looks back on the past year and what...

Clarinet and bassoon players before concert

Band memories… like the corners of our minds

As lockdown continues and there is still nothing in our diaries, we thought it would be fun to spend an...

View of band and audience at concert in Wimborne Minster

What instruments are in a concert band?

Concert bands include instruments from the woodwind, brass and percussion families. For example: Popular woodwind instruments include the flute, clarinet,...

Band photos from 2020

Looking back at band’s positive moments in 2020 

It’s safe to say 2020 has been a different year for all of us. In times of difficulty people come together...

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