We are a wind band, made up of brass and woodwind instruments, originating from the small village of Kingsbury Episcopi in South Somerset, although we rehearse weekly in nearby Langport. We exist for the pleasure and enjoyment of making music for ourselves and others. The band attends in excess of 30 functions each year, which includes fetes, concerts, weddings and other private functions, travelling as far afield as Taunton, Lyme Regis and Wellington.
The vast majority of these events are for charity fund-raising or celebration purposes such as our own Kingsbury May Festival and other local village fetes. Many of our engagements continue year on year.
Please feel free to contact us for enquiries and bookings.
Exciting news – we’ve now completed the recording of a few extra pieces of music for our CD and we can’t wait to hear the final result. We’re planning to have it ready for sale by Christmas, and details of how to order will be posted nearer the time.
We have a bit of a break now until our next engagement on Sunday 10th November when we’ll be participating in the Somerton Remembrance Parade, marching off from Somerton Fire Station at 9.30am. In the meantime, we’ll be working hard on our new programme of music for the upcoming season.
“Just a note to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all of you in the Band for the great event on Sunday. We thought that the Band was on absolutely ‘top form’ and excelled in all aspects of the music.”
Email from the organiser of the Kingsbury Episcopi Methodist Church carol concert held on Sunday 16th Dec 2018
“I just wanted to officially thank you all for the wonderful performance you put on for our Street Fair. It isn’t official yet but I believe this was our best year ever for fund raising. Thank you for being a part of that. I say it every year and every year I mean it, when I say Drayton Street Fair wouldn’t be the same without you. It’s the music that lends the day its particular vibrance, I believe.I hope you all enjoyed yourself and that we’ll see you again next year.”
Email from organiser, Louise Lee, following our performance on Saturday 1st Sep 2018
“Dear band members, I just wanted to say a big Thank you to you all for your wonderful performance yesterday at Vivary Park! It was wonderful to spend 2 hours relaxing in the sunshine and being transported back to the ‘good old days’ with such an eclectic mix of great music! Keep up the good work and know that your hard work is touching people’s lives in ways you cannot imagine.”
Email received from a member of the public regarding our open-air concert in Vivary Park, Taunton on Sunday 20th May 2018