Kingsbury Episcopi Band

Notices from Thursday 12 Sep 2019

Brian congratulated band members on their performance the previous weekend in recording the remaining pieces for our CD, adding that we would not be disappointed with the final result. We would all like to thank Brian for his dedication and hard work in bringing this to fruition.

Going forward, we’ll be concentrating on a new programme of music for the coming season.

Notices from Friday 6 Sep 2019

CD Recording – Sunday 8th September

Just a reminder to be at Barrington Village Hall this coming Sunday 8th September at 9.30am ready to start promptly at 10am for our recording day, which will be until 5pm. We’ll be recording Oregon, Spartacus, Les Miserables (finale only) and Over the Rainbow.

Please remember to bring a packed lunch for yourself and, optionally, cakes/biscuits for us all to share during the breaks (we don’t need everyone to bring some though). Tea and coffee will be provided, including real cafetière coffee for those who prefer it. Also, for those whose instruments ‘drip’, please bring a drip mat/cloth to protect the floor. Lastly, if you found the seats hard, you may wish to bring a cushion. We’re nearly there!

Notices from Thursday 8 Aug 2019

Thorney Lakes Proms

Latest – 1pm – Friday 9th August. Sadly, this event has been cancelled due to the high winds and heavy rain forecast.

This coming Saturday, 10th August, is the annual Music by the Lakes (Proms evening) at Thorney Lakes Caravan and Camping Park, Thorney, Langport, TA10 0DW. Please arrive at the marquee at 5.45pm for a 6.30pm start. Remember to allow plenty of time for parking and walking to the band marquee. Tickets (the proceeds of which, this year, go to Bridgwater Cancer Research UK) are normally priced at £10 – band members are free, but not their family – but can usually be purchased in advance at a reduced price from Thorney Lakes Reception. It would be advisable to bring a light for your stand, if you have one, and a torch for later in the evening. Feel free to bring a raincoat, just in case. Oh, and don’t forget your pegs – essential for the forecast windy weather.

For those band members who’ve not played at the Thorney Lakes Proms before, we normally open the evening with a 30-45 minute session. This is then followed by a long break, during which there are other musical performances, before we play the final session of the evening. You may wish to bring a picnic for the interval. It’s quite an occasion and most of the people in the audience bring along a picnic (and some even bring gazebos, bunting, tables, candelabras, lanterns, BBQs, wine, beer, blankets…).