Ian Page / 15th September 2012
On Saturday 30th June 2012, Eynsford Concert Band and the Malling Community Choir performed a very special concert, hosted by the Sevenoaks Town Mayor, to an enthusiastic audience and many local dignitaries at the Sevenoaks Community Centre.
Held on Armed Forces Day, the concert provided a poignant reminder to us all of the difficulties faced daily by wounded servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and other conflicts, raising nearly £1,200 for the charity Help for Heroes.
This was the third year that our band has supported Armed Forces Day by performing at the Community Centre in Sevenoaks, and we feel a great sense of pride in being able to honour and remember our servicemen and women in difficult times.
Ian Page / 20th August 2012
Eynsford Concert Band has recently launched an email update service for our Audience, Friends and Families.
For those who subscribe, this service will provide email updates of new concerts, news and events as and when they are added to the website. The service is available to anyone and is an ideal way of keeping up to date without having to keep checking the website.
Click here if you would like to subscribe….and don’t forget to tell your friends!
Ian Page / 26th November 2011
Councillor Trudy Dean
Over the past 2 years, Councillor Trudy Dean has been an inspiration to the band, leading us into our now established routine of doing our best to bring music into local schools and to encourage children to learn musical instruments.
Trudy’s association with Eynsford Concert Band began in 2009 when we asked for her help in finding a venue for our world premier performance of “Herritage Suite”. Written and dedicated to the band by Dr. Nigel Clarke, the piece was inspired by the bronze sculpture by Sarah Cunnington entitled `Hope’, which is to be found on The Green in West Malling. With this in mind, Trudy set about ensuring that our premier performance of piece was set in the heart of West Malling. The performance took place on 10th October 2009 in the beautiful 500 year-old Tithe Barn.
Since then, Trudy has been instrumental in securing funding and creating the opportunity for us work with The Malling School to introduce pupils to music, to try out some musical instruments and to provide them with an opportunity to hear us perform.
We are very excited that Trudy has agreed to be our Honorary Patron and look forward to working on many future projects with her.
Read more about Councillor Trudy Dean
Ian Page / 21st May 2011
Welcome to the new website of the Eynsford Concert Band.
Our new website has been designed to be a source of information for the public, our audience and our members.
We hope that you enjoy taking a look around our new style site and can spot some of the new features that will allow us to keep you up to date regarding the band’s news, planned concerts and other events.
Our new website has been built to provide the band with a more dynamic tool to help us administer the band and to make it easier for us to maintain content and updates. For you, our audience and friends, the site will provide you with:
- Listings of our planned concerts and events
- News and band updates
- Various video clips and pictures of our performances
- CDs and Tickets available for purchase through our new Online Shop
- The ability for you to provide feedback through the Contact Us page
We hope you like it and look forward to your feedback (and shop orders!)
Ian Page / 15th May 2011
After 2 years of association with the band and the recent dedication of `Heritage Suite’ to John Hutchins and the band, we are delighted that Dr. Nigel Clarke has agreed to be an Honorary Patron of Eynsford Concert Band. We are thrilled to formally recognise the continued support, vision and guidance that Nigel provides to us and we look forward to working with him extensively over the coming years.
In response, Nigel commented:
“I am very proud to be asked to be Honorary Patron to this wonderful musical organisation. Without doubt they are one of the best community wind orchestras in the country. I am very much looking forward to supporting (the Kent based) Eynsford Concert Band in all its future music projects. Today, more than any other time in recent years, community music making is crucial to sustaining the musical fabric of Britain.
Nigel Clarke 03/05/11