Sunday 23rd December – Carolling, Morrisons Supermarket, Rose Kiln Road, Reading – 10am to 4pm
Saturday 22nd December – Carolling, Morrisons Supermarket, Rose Kiln Road, Reading – 10am to 2pm
Saturday 15th December – Carolling, Morrisons Supermarket, Rose Kiln Road, Reading – 2pm to 6pm
Sunday 16th December – Carolling, Morrisons Supermarket, Rose Kiln Road, Reading – 10am to 4pm
Thursday 13th December – Carolling, The Lexicon, Bracknell in support of Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice – 7pm to 9pm
The band was delighted to raise just over £400 in support of Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice – a local charity hospice in Reading.
Saturday 8th December – Christmas Concert, Christ Church, Woodley – 7:30pm
The band in support of its rehearsal home of Christ Church Woodley was delighted to raise just over £1000 in support of their charity for 2018, the Christian Blind Mission – the overseas disability charity.
Sunday 11th November – Service of Remembrance, Forbury Gardens, Reading – 10:00am to 11:15am
Sunday 28th October – Challenging Brass, Addlestone Community Centre, Garfield Road, Addlestone – 2:30pm
The band was very pleased to have been awarded second place with BBb tuba player Thomas Gowers claiming the best soloist award for his terrific rendition of ‘The Teddy Bears Picnic’. The adjudicator at this event was Wg Cdr (Rtd) Duncan Stubbs, the former RAF Music Services’ Principal Director of Music who in summary described that the band’s performance delivered “some quality musical work [and] a well considered programme”.
Saturday 1st September – Woodley Town Centre – 11am to 1pm
Saturday 28th July – 125th Annual Show of the Stoke Poges, Wexham & Fulmer Horticultural Society in the grounds of Stoke Poges School – 1pm to 4pm
Saturday 30th June – Forbury Gardens Armed Forces Day – 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Sunday 17th June – The Bandstand, Bournemouth (Pinewalk, The Lower Gardens) – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
The band enjoyed its first away trip to perform on The Bandstand in The Lower Gardens in Bournemouth. Visitors to the gardens were greeted with the traditional sound of the Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band in concert. A successful weekend was enjoyed by all!
Saturday 26th May – Private Birthday Party in Woodley – 2:00pm
Sunday 20th May – Reading Festival of Brass, Christ Church, Woodley – 2:30pm
Reading Festival of Brass featured Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band in concert for the first time with special guests Saint Sebastian Wokingham Band. This concert also saw Iwan Fox, owner and editor of the popular online brass band magazine 4barsrest.com provide both bands with feedback on their ‘entertainment’ programmes. A total of £191 was raised from the retiring collection in support of Christ Church Woodley and their 2018 charity, the Christian Blind Mission – the overseas disability charity.
Sunday 20th May – scaba Entertainment Contest ** Event cancelled by scaba as it was deemed to not be financially viable **
Sunday 18th March – Reading Half Marathon – 10am to 12 noon ** Event cancelled due to inclement weather conditions **