We held a fantastic concert on 9th December at St James Church raising funds for Barnet Night Shelter.
We also played Carols in the Spires, bringing some Christmas cheer in the cold and wet to the Barnet Christmas Fayre.
A large crowd braved the rain to listen to us play our last concert of the summer at Finchley Nurseries.
We are now looking forward to learning some new music in preparation for Christmas.
On 11th December 2016 we played a concert alongside the London Medical Orchestra in aid of C4WS homeless project who offer food and shelter, befriending, English classes and support back into work for 300 homeless people a year.
The concert was really successful and helped raise a really good sum for the charity.
On 6th November 2016 we played at the RAF museum in Hendon in commemoration of the Battle of the Somme. It was a moving service and we received some great comments from the organisers regarding how much people enjoyed the band.
Yesterday was the Band Summer Party, an annual event where each member brings something to eat or drink, we play some new music and then stop to tuck into the feast and wind down before the summer break.
New music yesterday included Pirates of Penzance and a Sound of Music medley. If you fancy joining us after the summer to learn these pieces and more, band recommences on the 31st August. Currently we are looking for trombones, French horn, flutes and percussion but all instruments are welcome.
On Sunday we played the first of our outdoor summer gigs in Alexandra Park.
We played a very enjoyable Proms concert in St Marks Church, Barnet Vale, with lots of flag waving by the audience and singing along to pieces such as Jerusalem, Pomp and Circumstance No 1 and Rule Britannia.
A great evening!
Holocaust Memorial Day is a poignant opportunity to remember all those who lost their lives in the Holocaust and in other genocides around the world.
The theme of this year’s memorial day was ‘Don’t Stand By’ and considered our individual responsibilities not to be bystanders to hate crime and prejudice, or to international threats of genocide.
It was a beautiful day today to be playing outdoors in the grounds of Finchley Nurseries. The sun was out and it brought with it a rather large audience. A joyous concert was had, including a spot of morris dancing in the interval and of course lovely tea and cake.
It was a very hot concert at Stephen’s House this afternoon, however that meant that there were a lot of people out to listen to us.
There were lots of activities for the children, lots of food and craft stalls and a great atmosphere.
We were sat just behind the parachuting bears, which gave us a lot of entertainment during the interval!