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Band News 2001 - Centenary Year

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Centenary Concert - Rudesheim - Centenary Photoshoot

Centenary year 2001

2001 was the year of the Band's centenary. To mark the start of a year full of activities, the band held two Centenary Celebration Concerts at St John the Evangelist Parish Church, Penge, one on 27th January and one on 5th May.

The band visited Rudesheim in Germany for the August bank holiday weekend at wine festival time performing two successful concerts. The first was in Koblenz at the junction of the Rhine and Moselle. The second was at Berne-Kastel on the Moselle .

The highlight of the year was undoubtedly, the Grand Centenary Concert held on Saturday 27th October at Ravensbourne School, Bromley. The program included an arrangement by the Band's Musical Director, Michael Gray, of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, for Piano and Brass Band with guest soloist Karl Lutchmayer on Piano and two Solo Trombone items played by Duncan Wilson. As well as celebrating the Band's Centenary, the magnificent sum of 1,800.00 was raised throughout the year and that evening for St Christopher's Hospice.

To read a review of the concert by Phil Alker, please click here Review.

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The Band operates an open door policy at rehearsals and is specifically seeking Cornet players. If you are interested in coming along to a rehearsal, please contact the band secretary, Rachel Bleach.

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