Kingsbury Episcopi Band

Notices from Friday 29 March 2019

This evening’s rehearsal was held in Barrington village hall in preparation for our CD recording next weekend. 

We were very sorry to hear from Brian that Merv’s wife, Dorothy, had suffered a heart attack. Our thoughts go out to Dorothy and Merv, and band members send their very best wishes to Dorothy for a speedy recovery.

Many congratulations to Heather and Dennis whose first grandchild (a granddaughter) was born on Tuesday.

Next Week’s Rehearsal

Next week’s rehearsal will also be held in Barrington Village Hall (TA19 0JE) at 8pm on Friday 5 April; no rehearsal on Thursday 4 April.

CD Recording

The recording of the CD is almost here! and will take place on Saturday and Sunday (both days), 6 & 7 April at Barrington Village Hall (TA19 0JE). Start and finish times will be advised soon.

Band AGM

The AGM will take place on Thursday 11 April starting at 8pm prompt in the band room at Langport. The following members will be stepping down from the committee: Bob Miller (Chairman), Carolyn Perrin (Secretary), Eilish Blackford and Sylvia Fielding. Bob urged members to consider standing for the committee, as at least 4 places need to be filled. Please contact Bob should you be interested. 

At last week’s rehearsal, Valerie reminded members about donations towards the running of the band ie, to help pay for music, equipment, uniforms, hall rental, insurance, website, MD expenses, etc. We do not have mandatory subscriptions, but we would welcome a voluntary donation of, say, £5 per month from those who can afford to pay. Some members donate via monthly standing order, whilst others prefer to make a one-off annual donation. Any amount, however small, will be gratefully received. Additionally, if you are a UK taxpayer, the band is able to reclaim 25p from HMRC for every £1 donated; please ask Valerie for a Gift Aid form and details of how to make a donation.


“The band playing was exceptional this year, and many have commented on the really good mix of carols and popular music.

Once again, huge thanks for playing for us again.”

Email from the organiser of the Kingsbury Episcopi Methodist Church carol concert held on Sunday 15th December 2019

“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