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Eynsford Concert Band helps promote music in schools

Over the past couple of years, Eynsford Concert Band has been supporting The Malling School in Kent with their programme to encourage year 7 pupils to take up music. The Band has visited the school on a number of occasions to conduct musical workshops with pupils and afternoon concerts for pupils and their parents, all …

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Eynsford Concert Band Raises £1200 for Help for Heroes

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 …

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Councillor Trudy Dean agrees to be Honorary Patron

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 …

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Dr. Nigel Clarke agrees to be Honorary Patron

  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 …

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ECB in Winds Magazine – Winter 2009

Eynsford Concert Band is proud to have an article about Nigel Clarke’s Heritage Suite published in the Winter 2009 edition of the BASBWE Winds Magazine. Please click here to read the article. Winds Magazine – Winter 2009

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Heritage – Recording our latest CD

In October 2009 the Eynsford Concert Band finalised its fourth recording – a CD entitled ‘Heritage’ – featuring five works by living British composers, including a specially commissioned piece by Nigel Clarke called ‘Heritage Suite’. The other works featured are ‘Albion Heritage’ by Philip Sparke; ‘Paris Sketches’ by Martin Ellerby; ‘Thames Journey’ by Nigel Hess …

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Heritage Suite – A World Premiere

Saturday 10th October 2009 saw the world premier of Nigel Clarke’s ‘Heritage Suite (What Hope Saw)’ performed by the Eynsford Concert Band. The piece, based on a sculpture called ‘Hope’ by Sarah Cunnington in West Malling’s High Street was, rather aptly, performed for the first time in West Malling. The beautiful 500 year-old Tithe Barn …

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Heritage Suite – Notes from the composer

HERITAGE SUITE (What Hope Saw), by Nigel Clarke, is a six-movement work inspired by the bronze sculpture by Sarah Cunnington entitled `Hope’, which is to be found on The Green in West Malling. The Suite is dedicated to and written for John Hutchins and the members of Eynsford Concert Band. The premiere performance took place …

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Band Tour – Cruising the Mediterranean

In August 2008, the Eynsford Concert Band embarked upon their latest adventure – a 2 week Mediterranean cruise aboard Fred.Olsen’s Black Watch. With a large group of friends and family, the band were able to enjoy a perfect summer holiday together as well as perform as part of the ship’s entertainment programme. Between the 2nd …

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European Championships for Wind Orchestras – Utrecht

            We’ve just returned from the first European Championship for Wind Orchestras, held in the Tivoli Vredenburg concert hall, Utrecht on Saturday 21st May 2016. A great experience.  Such a high profile and well organised event, a fabulous concert hall and Europe’s greatest wind bands.  A privilege for us, a small community band …

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