The band competed in their first contest of the season on Sunday 28th June at Himley Hall in the West Midlands.
With great comments and great scores the band walked away taking the Championship Class. This was a great result as the contest band this year also contains a large group of young players who have just moved up from the Junior band.
The TYMBA contest is run alongside the Dudley Borough Armed Forces Day with the band then taking part in the Beat Retreat ceremony alongside The Band of The Royal Air Force Regiment and West Midlands Fire Service Band.
A great day was had by all and a great start to the TYMBA contest season.
2015 is looking like another busy year for the band with bookings in the diary already for a events in December!
Family and friends are invited to join us for our Race Night on Saturday 7th March at Whitcliffe Mount. A fun fund raiser for the band and open to everyone for an opportunity for fun, excitement and a chance to win big!
Band members will then be competing individually at the TYMBA solos’s event on Sunday 22nd March and pitting themselves against other individual players to fight it out for a chance to perform in the TYMBA Musician of the Year final.
The first event will be a joint concert and coffee morning with Cleckheaton Music Centre on Saturday 28th March. Full details will be released later but the band are looking forward to playing alongside Cleckheaton Music Centre once more.
Moving on to April will see the band playing at the Harrogate International Festival once more. There is also the annual St George’s Day Parade at the end of April.
For more information about what the band is up to then look at our events page.
Readmans have generously offered to support the band by donating 10% of all purchases made in their store between Saturday 22nd November and Sunday 21st December 2014 to anyone who quotes “Spen Valley Scout & Guide Band” to the cashier.
This is a brilliant fundraising opportunity for the band and a way of raising funds whilst you all do your Christmas shopping. As you know Readmans sells Clothes, gifts, cards and wrapping paper so we’re sure there’s something that you’ll need to purchase on the run up to Christmas.
Please spread the word to family and friends and tell them to quote “Spen Valley Scout & Guide Band” to the sales assistant at the checkout to ensure the donation goes to the band.