History : 2016

part two

Alder Valley Brass moved their base back to Surrey!
new permanent rehearsal venue

Alder Valley Brass were very pleased to announce that they had moved their base back to Surrey! From 9th May 2016 the band would rehearse on Mondays and Thursday between 8pm and 10pm at their new permanent rehearsal venue:
All Hallows Catholic School,
Weybourne Road,
Farnham, Surrey GU9 9HF

The band would like to thank the Connaught School, Aldershot, Hampshire for allowing them to use their school as a temporary base.

Presentations of grant given by Farnham Town Council
Farnham Town Council grant

Cllr John Ward, Mayor of Farnham met with Claire Wade and Roy Hancock, Trustees of Alder Valley Brass, at Gostrey Meadow Bandstand today to present a cheque for £750. The Trustees were delighted to receive the cheque on behalf of the band, which is a grant given by Farnham Town Council in order to purchase a new bass drum.

The band played in Guildford for charity in June
Guildford playing for charity

In June the band spent five hours in Guildford playing for charity. There were lots of people in the city who gave generously after listening to the music.

The band took part in the Victoria Parade in Aldershot
Victoria Parade

The band took part in the Victoria Parade in Aldershot. They received third prize from the Mayor of Rushmoor, Councillor Jacqui Vosper. The fun started at 10am with market stalls, live music, dance, free kids activities and much more! The grand parade went through the centre of Aldershot.

Alder Valley Brass held a concert at Connaught School
Connaught School concert

Alder Valley Brass held a most enjoyable concert on 26th June 2016 at the Connaught School, Aldershot with guests Rushmoor Male Voice Choir. Several members of the band played solo parts. The music was varied and ended with Jerusalem played by the band and sung by the choir.

During the summer the band had a very busy time

During the summer the band had a very busy time. At the beginning of July they played at Godalming Bandstand.

The new Mayor of Waverley, Councillor Chris Storey, held his annual civic service at St George’s Church in Badshot Lea on Sunday 10 July. Alder Valley Brass attended the service and played the entrance Fanfare.

The civic service is held every year, and celebrates the inauguration of the new Mayor. Councillor Chris Storey was elected as Mayor of Waverley at the annual council meeting on Tuesday 10 May 2016.

In the middle of July they played at Bourne Show. This is a traditional village show which has taken place for over 50 years, it provides a great afternoon our for all the family and raises money for local charities and good causes.

Other venues included Henley on Thames where they played at the Bandstand, by the banks of the river. At Woking they took part in the Summer Sounds programme at the Bandstand.