Kingsbury Episcopi Band

Notices from Thursday 30 May 2019

Langport Club Day March

Bill Langford (Chairman of Langport District Friendly Society) came at the beginning of tonight’s rehearsal to thank band members very much for last Saturday’s march and to hand out a special bottle of beer to each one of those who participated. He said the band’s contribution is hugely appreciated and they couldn’t do the march without us. He made special mention of Les Male and Mike Standen who have both loyally participated in the march for several years – and, at Saturday’s post-march luncheon, they were made honorary members of the Society to thank them for all their years of service to the march, and indeed the cause. Well done everyone and especially to Les and Mike.

Next Gig – Cat Head Inn – 13th June

Our next gig is an open-air concert on Thursday 13th June in the garden of the Cat Head Inn in Chiselborough, (Cat Street, TA14 6TT) starting at 7.30pm and finishing around 9pm. This takes the place of our normal Thursday rehearsal. As there won’t be a gazebo, should the weather not be fine, then the event will be cancelled and rehearsal will be as normal in Langport. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and we can earn some money from the donations. There will be a hog roast too, but band members will need to pay for that. From memory, the chairs are a bit hard, so you may wish to bring a cushion and maybe a light for your stand, just in case. You can park anywhere along the street outside the pub. Please walk around the side of the pub (entrance on the left as you face the pub) and into the garden, rather than walking into the pub itself (it may hurt).

Brian’s Comments

Please take a look at West Side Story and At the Movies during the coming week.

As soon as you know your holiday plans and which gigs you won’t be able to attend this season, please let Brian know as soon as possible to allow him to plan the programmes accordingly.

Notices from Thursday 23 May 2019

Langport Club Day

This coming Saturday, 25 May, is the annual Langport Club Day march through Huish Episcopi and Langport. We march off at 8.30am to the church, so please assemble in Tesco car park around 8am. The service at the start will be held in All Saints Church this year and not St Mary’s.

Marches for Club Day: Ivanhoe, Chieftain, True and Trusty, 1914, Sussex by the Sea, Slaidburn, Loyal and True, 

Music for the stops – march card size: Putting on the Ritz, Rock Around the Clock, Jump Jive ‘n Wail, Farmers Boy, Moonlight Serenade, Sweet Caroline

Please also have your hymn books for church and National Anthem. Please also bring your cap if you have one. 

CD Recording 

Brian and David announced that we have an opportunity to record Oregon to add to the CD and to re-record Spartacus, which wasn’t quite up to standard. Band members were happy to attend a further full day’s recording, although the suggested date of Saturday 29 June was not viable due to holidays etc. New potential dates will therefore be suggested, hopefully by next week, so please bring your diaries with you to rehearsal next Thursday. 

Other News 

Congratulations to Heather and Dennis on the birth of their grandson – they now have two baby grandchildren. 

It was great to see Andy and Jay back after Andy’s illness. 

Thank you to Mike and Julie for coming along to rehearsal and for joining the march this Saturday. 

Notices from Thursday 16 May 2019

Parker Hydraulics Fun Day

This coming Saturday, 18 May,  we’re playing two sessions at Parker Hydraulics (Parker Hannifin), Blacknell Lane, Crewkerne, TA18 8LL, from 12 noon – 12.45pm, then from 1.15 – 2.00pm. Please arrive by 11.30am. Martin announced that there will be free food and drinks for everyone after our performance – thank you Martin.

Langport Club Day

The following Saturday, 25 May, is the annual Langport Club Day march through Huish Episcopi and Langport. We march off at 8.30am, so please assemble in Tesco car park around 8am. The service at the start will be held in All Saints Church this year and not St Mary’s.

Marches required:

Ivanhoe, Chieftain, True and Trusty, 1914, Sussex by the Sea, Slaidburn, Loyal and True  

Music for the stops – march card size:

Putting on the Ritz, Rock around the Clock, Jump Jive ‘n Wail, Farmers Boy,  Moonlight Serenade,  Sweet Caroline. Please also have your hymn books for church and National Anthem. Hymns will be confirmed soon.