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Update on Our Recruitment campaign.
This website is being develloped as part of a campain to recruit
more players to our fold. From a tongue in cheek perspective, we
currently only have two vacancies:
- One musical director
Seriously though, the band is going through very lean
times at the moment and in order to survive, we must recruit more
players of all standards, and take on some non players who would
like to learn.
There has been a positive response from notices
placed on Facebook and Gumtree and it is hoped that some new players
will be comming along in the next few weeks.
We have also had
some interest from a couple of people from Kneller Hall who may be
up for the challenge of helping develop the band and help with the
function of Musical Director between them, possibly on an option of alternate
weeks, but they have yet to meet the band and any arrangement of
course will be subjectto band approval.
We've been to the barbers!
The feedback from the recent short program at
the fund raising concert for Magna Carta Barbershop Chorus in
Hampton was all positive. We started our performance with a rousing
march by Souza followed by a soprano cornet solo. Sarah's song
(A.Couch) had an airing and Three Blind Mice as a tuba solo. We
finnished off the performance with John Betjeman's poem "Shropshire
Lad" read, with a backing by the band, and in a new collaberation, a
trio from the Magna Carta sang the last verse.
Other guest performers included Capital Concert Chorus who gave a
very impressive program of harmony singing, and from their number a
highly entertaining and skilled barbeshop quartet who entertained us
beautifully with a few numbers.
is pure coincidence that Capital Chorus and Capital Concert Brass
share a simillar name and are based in the same London borough.
Extrordinarily, this is the first time we've met! We hope this will
be the first of several colaberative events. We'll be in touch guys!