History : 2015

part four

Alder Valley Brass lead Farnham’s Remembrance Parade
Remembrance Sunday Parade 2015.

Alder Valley Brass lead Farnham’s formal Remembrance Sunday Parade, which was organised by the Royal British Legion, and took place on Sunday 8 November.

The Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Mrs Pat Frost and dignitaries processed from the Council Offices in South Street before assembling at the war memorial in Gostrey Meadow for a service at 10.45am.

Councillor Mrs Pat Frost, Mayor of Farnham said: “This is a very special and poignant day for many people. It is a day to remember all world conflicts in which our servicemen and women have served and given their lives. At 11am a two-minute silence was observed and Steve Burgess from Alder Valley Brass played the Last Post and Reveille.”

Once the two-minute silence had been observed, the Mayor, guests and members of the public laid wreaths in remembrance.

The service was followed by a parade which was lead by the band, which will include representatives of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment which is based in Farnham, members of the armed forces, uniformed services, army, air and sea cadets and local scout and guide groups. The parade ended at St. Andrew’s church for a service at 11.30am.

Christmas Concert at Farncombe
Christmas Concert at Farncombe 2015

Alder Valley Brass and Guildford Vox Community Choir held a Christmas Concert at Farncombe yesterday, the 6th December. Councillor Jacqui Vosper, Deputy Mayor of Rushmoor was in attendance. Roger Burke, Musical Director for the Band and Anna Tabbush, choral conductor, conducted the successful concert.

Alder Valley Brass played Carols in & around Guildford
Christmas Carols Guildford 2015

Alder Valley Brass played Christmas Carols for 5 hours in and around Guildford in December. £1270 was raised which will be split between Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice and themselves.

The Hospice is based in Farnham and needs £15000 a day in order to run the care which is needed for patients. Phyllis Tuckwell is the only Hospice Care service for adult patients, and their families, across the whole of West Surrey and part of North East Hampshire, both in the Hospice, at the Beacon Centre, in patients’ own homes and in the community.

Derek Creesey presented the band with a set of new Timps
Derek Creesey new timps

Derek Creesey a long time supporter of Alder Valley Brass, presented the band with a set of new Timps in 2015. The band are most grateful to Derek for this amazing generosity.