Newsletter 14th February 2014

www.creetownband.org.uk                                                       friendsofcsb@gmail.com

Dear Friends,

The band sends its grateful thanks to those of you who have already signed up to join the ‘Friends of Creetown Silver Band’. This letter will be going out, also, to all those who have expressed an interest in joining as well as those who have already joined, because there has been relatively little time for many of you to respond. The Band has put in many extra rehearsals, in preparation for the Championships in Perth, The Galloway Music Festival and the Junior Festival Competition. March will be a very busy month for the Band as you can see below and we would very much welcome your support.

KEY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

EVENT DAY/DATE VENUE TIME

1. OPEN REHEARSAL EVENING

For ‘Friends of CSB’ members.                             THURSDAY 6th MARCH                BANDHALL**                 7.20 (for 7.30 start)

**the venue might possibly change-if not-WRAP UP WARM!            A preview of the championship test-piece.

2. SCOTTISH BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS SATURDAY 8th MARCH              PERTH CONCERT HALL            t.b.a.

THERE ARE 10 SEATS AVAILABLE ON THE COACH FOR ‘Friends of CSB’.

E-mail the ‘Friends’ (see above) or telephone 07812040080 between Monday 17thFeb and Mon24th. February only to book a seat –first come first served. Have your membership number to hand. NO CHARGE for the coach JUST PRESENT YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD. IT WILL BE A VERY EARLY START IN THE MORNING AND AT LEAST A TWELVE HOUR DAY IS ENVISAGED.

Entry to the Concert Hall, payable there, is £10/£8 conc. Our section competition is on the Saturday but the    championships continue on the Sunday for anyone wanting to make their own arrangements for the weekend.

3. GALLOWAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

CREETOWN JUNIOR BAND                                           MONDAY 10th MARCH          PENNINGHAME PRIMARY       from 9.30 am

SCHOOL

JUNIOR BRASS SOLOS                                                   TUESDAY 11th MARCH          RYAN CENTRE, STRANRAER     from 9.30 am

 

CREETOWN SILVER BAND                                                       (the championship test piece will feature)

ADULT BRASS SOLO                                   ALL            TUESDAY 11th MARCH        CINEMA, NEWTON STEWART    from 6.30 pm

ADULT BRASS ENSEMBLE

4.BRASS at the BARDS -JUNIOR BRASS BAND COMPETITION

CREETOWN JUNIOR BAND SATURDAY 22nd MARCH    BURN’S BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM   from 11am

ALLOWAY

The competition for the Creetown Junior Band’s section will begin at approx 1pm.Adult £5 Child£2 (gives museum entry too)

As you see there will be more than one opportunity to hear the Championship test piece. The Spring newsletter will be a little later than envisaged ,due to the very busy time just now, and this will go out to members-so ‘watch this space’ and thank you again for your support.

Warm Regards,

Brian Edward (CSB Committee Liaison for ‘Friends of Creetown Silver Band’)