Events Archive 2022

Sunday 18th December – Private Event, Henley-on-Thames – 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday 7th December – Sarcoma UK Christmas Carol Concert, St. Giles in the Fields, London – 7pm

Saturday 3rd December – Reading Town Centre outside Waterstones on Broad Street – 2pm to 4pm

Sunday 11th September – Reading and Berkshire Proclamations for King Charles III – Reading Town Hall & Reading Minster – 12.30pm to 2.30pm

The band and all its members were very proud and privileged to have provided the musical backdrop for this historic occasion. In the evening the band enjoyed a televised musical moment of fame on BBC South Today which showed highlights from the day’s events.

Saturday 10th September – Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service Awards Ceremony and Celebration Event – Welford Park, Welford, Newbury RG20 8HU – 1pm to 3pm

The band and all its members were deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The announcement was made by Buckingham Palace on the evening of Thursday 8th September 2022. On this very sad day, in thank you for the life of our Queen, the band’s rehearsal concluded with the playing of the National Anthem.

Saturday 23rd July – 128th Annual Show of the Stoke Poges, Wexham & Fulmer Horticultural Society in the grounds of Stoke Poges School – 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Friday 10th June – Saddleworth and Oldham Whit Friday Band Contests – All Day

The band led by its conductor Matthew Ruel welcomed former members and friends into its ranks as it ‘stepped off’ to Horatio Nicholls ‘March of the Herald’ in the Saddleworth villages of Diggle, Dobcross, Delph, Scouthead and Austerlands, and Lydgate. At each of these contest venues the band played its chosen contest march ‘Castell Coch’ composed by the Welsh march king T.J. Powell.

Sunday 6th March – scaba Spring Contest, Reigate College – All Day

Sunday 20th March – London and Southern Counties Regional Contest (Third Section), Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre – All Day

The band was set to perform the work ‘Endurance’ composed by Andrew Baker at the 2020 London and Southern Counties Regional Brass Band Championships of Great Britain as a third section band. However, it was not to be, as the world was taken by surprise with the Covid-19 pandemic which saw the United Kingdom enter a national lockdown.

2022 saw the regional championship competition return to the London and Southern Counties region. The band performed the work ‘Facets of Glass’ composed by Gordon Langford in the third section under the encouraging and caring baton of Matthew Ruel. Adjudicator’s David Ashworth and Chris Wormald placed the band fourteenth in a field of seventeen bands. The band was incredibly proud of its performance and all that our members have achieved musically in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.