A successful start to the contest year

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.

Open Evening

The band will be opening their doors to anyone interested on Thursday April 30th, why not come along to see what we’re like and what we do.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn an instrument, learn to read music or can do all of the above and just want somewhere else to showcase your talent then this is the place for you.

All ages and abilities welcome, come along and see what we’re about and what we have to offer.

If you have any questions then ask us.

We look forward to seeing you all on the night.

 

A Night at the Races

Why don’t you come along to our race night for family fun and entertainment…. Oh and the opportunity to win BIG!

Saturday 7th March at Whitclife Mount Sports Centre. Free Admission, All are welcome.

2015 is starting to look like another busy year.

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.

Christmas Celebration

This year once again the band will be celebrating Christmas at Whitechapel Church, Cleckheaton.

It promises to be a fun festive evening to get you all into the Christmas spirit.

Entry is free, come along and start your Christmas celebrations with Spen Valley Scout & Guide Band.

Birmingham Tattoo 2014

The band will once again be performing at the Birmingham International Tattoo at the National Indoor Arena this weekend as part of the National Youth Marching Band.

It’s the bands last formal job of the year before we concentrate fully on our Christmas repertoire.

 

Readmans Generous Offer Spreads Festive Cheer

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.

For more information on Readmans visit their website: http://www.readmans.co.uk/

To read more on the scheme including terms and conditions click here

 

Plates for Santa and Rudolph

It’s not too late to order a plate for Santa and Rudolph.

If you would like to purchase one they are £5, please fill out the order form here and we can arrange for you to collect it at your convenience.

 

Remember that all the funds go straight to the band.