[ Regarding the band's performance at the Barnet Holocaust Memorial event in January 2023 ]
I congratulate you all on an outstanding performance and commend your very talented musicians for their contributions. The music adds so much to the commemoration.
It was a very poignant and moving occasion and, on behalf of the Borough, I should like to thank you all for participating in this event once again.
- Alison Moore - Mayor of Barnet
[ Regarding the December 2023 concert at St John's supporting Homeless Action in Barnet ]
The quality of the music was really good. I can see how they have such a long-standing reputation.
- Kate Jack - HAB support officer
[ Regarding the December 2023 concert at St John's, where £351 was raised for Homeless Action in Barnet ]
The concert was very enjoyable and the music selection was a good one - offered something for a range of tastes!
Thank you all again for supporting HAB.
- John Bier - chair of trustees, HAB
[ Regarding the band's performance for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care in February 2019. ]
"This email comes with my heartfelt thanks for your arranging the wonderful concert the Barnet Band held on 2nd February in aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care.
This proved a most entertaining and enjoyable evening with very positive feedback indeed.
Please pass on our thanks to all who contributed to such a lovely evening which allowed nearly £900 to come to Cherry Lodge."
- Margaret Clark - chairman, Cherry Lodge
[ Regarding the band's performance at Barnet's Holocaust Memorial Service January 2019 ]
”I am very grateful for your contribution to the service and it is very much appreciated. I congratulate you on your performance which has become a feature we all look forward to."
- Reuben Thompstone - mayor of Barnet
[ Regarding the band's performance on 28th January 2018 at the London Borough of Barnet Holocaust Memorial Commemoration Service. ]
“It is with great pleasure that I write to you today to thank you all for your contribution to the success of the London Borough of Barnet Holocaust Memorial Commemoration Service last Sunday.
I congratulate you and the Barnet Band for the wonderful, outstanding performance given, it was very much appreciated and very highly complimented. You are a highlight of the service.”
- The Worshipful the Mayor Councillor , Brian Salinger
[ Regarding the band's concert on 5th March 2016 at St James Church in New Barnet in support of the Chipping Barnet Day Centre for the Elderly, helping to raise over £600 ]
“The Management Committee of the Day Centre would like to thank the Barnet Wind Band for the superb concert that it performed on Saturday evening in aid of Chipping Barnet Day Centre for the Elderly. The music was beautifully interpreted and the programme was carefully planned."
[ Regarding the band's performance at Barnet's Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 ]
“It is with great pleasure that I write to you today to thank you for your contribution to the success of the London Borough of Barnet Holocaust Memorial Commemoration Service last Sunday.
I congratulate you and the Barnet Band for the wonderful, outstanding performance given, it was very much appreciated and very highly complimented from the people I spoke with after the event.”
- The Worshipful the Mayor Councillor Mark Shooter
[ Regarding the band's performance in May 2015 at St John's United Reformed Church in New Barnet in aid of the Friend in Need Community Centre, which was founded in 1982 for the purpose of serving the needs of the local community. ]
“It was a great success as attested to by all present. What made it particularly pleasing was that one of the band members said to me, “Same again, next year” and it was reported that they said it was the best fundraising concert they had ever done.
The sum of £1,060 was raised, before expenses.
Once again, “a great night was had by all.”
- John Wilks
[ Regarding the band's performance in 2013 at the Barnet Museum to celebrate their 75th anniversary. ]
"All of us present were thrilled to hear the band. Do please pass on the hearty thanks of all of us at the museum to the band for their fabulous playing and for giving up their time so generously to ensure such a successful and enjoyable afternoon for everyone." - Terence Atkins
"Do please pass our thanks on to the Barnet Band. They performed so very well. I wonder if their predecessors have played at the Court House Gardens before! They may even have something in their records about this. They were extremely good and everyone thoroughly enjoyed listing to them." - Gillian Gear
[ Regarding the band's performance at St Mark's church - 'The Prom in the Church'. ]
"I wanted to thank you formally for Saturday night's concert at St Mark's Church, and please pass our thanks to the members of the Barnet Band and Matt and the band committee.
We were still feeling on a high from the concert on Sunday morning and there was nothing but praise for the Barnet Band. People kept coming up to me to say how much they had enjoyed themselves, and what an excellent evening it was. People were saying how great it is to hear a live band when Saturday night TV has become so monotonous.
We had the church full to capacity, as you know, and it was quite hard to find places to seat the last few people where they were not going to be behind pillars. The amount raised was just a little short of £900.
Please say a big thank you to Matt, everyone in the Band and the Band Committee."