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“Unseen Wings” – A World Premiere

Ian Page On 9th July 2022 at The SPACE (Sevenoaks Performing Arts Centre), we were proud to perform the World Premiere of ‘”Unseen Wings”: A Churchill Portrait’. ‘Unseen Wings’ celebrates the life and times of Winston Churchill and was written for us by the renowned composer (and our Honorary Patron) Dr Jack Stamp in honour of our …

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Eynsford Concert Band celebrates 50 remarkable years

Vivienne Astall Sunday 24th April 2022 was an eagerly anticipated return for Eynsford Concert Band who kicked off their 50th Anniversary celebrations by performing their first indoor concert since December 2019 at The SPACE, Sevenoaks. In celebration, guest compère, Andy Barclay entertained the audience with his lively humour, as he reflected on 50 years of Eynsford …

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Eynsford Concert Band at Fifty – it’ll take more than a pandemic to stop us!

IAN PAGE & DAVID WALKER Throughout 2022, Eynsford Concert Band will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Eynsford Concert Band began its journey to become one of the UK’s leading symphonic wind ensembles back in 1972, with just a handful of schoolchildren guided by a passionate and dedicated schoolteacher, Robin O’Connell.  It is hard to believe …

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Back to our roots!

IAN PAGE On a sunny Sunday 12th September 2021, Eynsford Concert Band returned to its roots to perform a concert in the grounds of the stunning Lullingstone Castle. The band was founded in 1972 by Robin O’Connell who lived at Lullingstone until his death in 1997. While the band didn’t perform at the castle, many …

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We’re back!

IAN PAGE Eynsford Concert Band is back in rehearsals …almost. The band hasn’t been able to rehearse since 17th March 2020. Since then we have done our best to keep the band connected with quiz nights on our regular rehearsal evenings and some great ‘lockdown performances‘ that you should all be familiar with by now. …

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Bond, James Bond

DAVID WALKER Eynsford Concert Band release the Bond movie we’ve all been waiting for..   With the premiere of the new Bond movie, A Time to Die, delayed yet again, we thought it unfair that audiences should continue to miss out. The music of James Bond has been a staple of Eynsford Concert Band’s repertoire …

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Breaking out of Lockdown

IAN PAGE The band have been unable to rehearse together for nearly six months now. However, you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve been keeping ourselves connected most Tuesday evenings and, more recently, working on a project at home to keep us musically active and ready to ‘escape lockdown’. So we’re pleased to present a …

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Thinking of you all..

IAN PAGE The evening of Sunday 19th April would have seen us performing ‘London Pictures’ with the Band of the Grenadier Guards at The Space, Sevenoaks and raising much needed funds for ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity. Unfortunately, this was not to be. We are, however, thinking of you all and hoping that you are …

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Eynsford Concert Band raises over £5,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association

STEVE AITKEN & VIVIENNE ASTALL Charitable fundraising has been undertaken by Eynsford Concert Band for many years, and has enabled us to donate substantial amounts to many good causes.  It is traditional for us to choose charities that are dear to a member or members of the band.   Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is one such …

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Dr. Jack Stamp agrees to be Honorary Patron

IAN PAGE Following our recent Masterclass Weekend and Premiere Concert, we are delighted that Dr. Jack Stamp has agreed to become an Honorary Patron of Eynsford Concert Band. Jack joins Composer – Dr. Nigel Clarke, Councellor Trudy Dean and Conductor Laureate – John Hutchins, all of whom play a fabulous role in helping the band …

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