Kingsbury Episcopi Band

Notices from Thursday 18 April 2019

New Music

Brian has introduced several new pieces of music to keep us all interested and to extend our musical capabilities – we had a really good rehearsal learning the new music. 

Band Membership Register

David reminded any members who were not at last week’s AGM to sign the membership register. Please do so as soon as you’re next at rehearsal.

CD Production

Please let David know asap how many copies of the KEB CD you think you will want to purchase – this is needed in order for the committee to calculate how many to produce. The price of the CD is unknown at this stage but, hopefully, will be around the £5 mark.

Additionally, the committee would like members to suggest possible titles for the CD and any ideas for the design of the front cover. Again, please email David with your ideas asap.

Have a lovely Easter break everyone and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Notices from Thursday 11 March 2019

The band AGM was held this evening and reports were given by Chairman – Bob, Secretary – Carolyn, Treasurer – Valerie and Musical Director – Brian, following which the new committee was appointed. The new committee members are:

  • David White (chairman)
  • Rachael Saint (secretary)
  • Valerie Thomas (treasurer)
  • Sue Applegate
  • Martin Berzins
  • Claudia Mitchell
  • Tim Nield
  • Anne Sealey (librarian)
  • Fay Watson

Sincere thanks were extended to the members of the outgoing committee, with special thanks to Bob, Carolyn, Valerie and Eilish for their hard work in their specific roles over the past year. Band members also expressed their thanks to Brian for his excellent musical directorship over the year, taking us from strength to strength in our musical abilities and collective performance, and for enabling us to produce a long-awaited CD to be proud of. 

Normal rehearsal (with new musical pieces) followed at 9pm.

Notices from Sunday 7 April 2019

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 a recent 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.